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Shepherd's Gift by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl in garter st with holes in 1 thread ”Puddel” or 2 threads in Alpaca Bouclé.

DROPS design: Pattern no v-082
Yarn group E or C + C
Size: One-size
Measurements: Width: approx. 140 cm / 55'' Height: approx. 33 cm / 13'' (measured flat).

DROPS PUDDEL from Garnstudio
150 g color no 07, medium gray
150 g colour no 5110, light grey

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm / 24'' and 32'' when needed) size 8 mm / US 11 – or size needed to get 8 sts x 16 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

Worked back and forth in GARTER ST - see explanation above, on circular needle (switch to circular needle 80 cm / 32'' when needed). K all YOs.

Cast on 9 sts on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with Puddel. Work as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): K 1, 1 YO, K 3, 2 YO, K 1, 2 YO, K 3, 1 YO and K 1 = 13 sts. Insert a marker in the middle st.
Row 2 (= WS): K 1, 1 YO, K until the first 2 YOs, K the first YO, drop the next YO, K mid st, drop the next YO, K the next YO, continue with K until 1 st remains, 1 YO and K 1 = 2 sts inc.
Row 3: K 1, 1 YO, K until mid st, 2 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 2 YO, K until 1 st remains, 1 YO and K 1 = 4 sts inc. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Repeat row 2 and 3 until piece measures approx. 33 cm / 13'' over mid st - or desired measurements. Loosely bind off with 2 strands. Cut and fasten the yarn.

Chris 27.08.2018 - 04:09:

I love this shawl but the instructions leave me stumped. At the end of R1 I have 1st over after the last k1. If I get the first row wrong, it will all end up wrong. Please help. Thanks.

DROPS Design 30.08.2018 kl. 13:22:

Dear Chris, Please keep in mind that the 2 yo count as 1 stitch. This way, you doo have 13 stitches in the 1st row. Hope you will be able to knit up this shawl. Happy Knitting!

Chris 27.08.2018 - 02:59:

Hi, I am knitting the Shepherd's gift shawl, but don't know what it means, where it says in R2, 'knit mid stitch'. could someone explain what that term means please? Thank you.

DROPS Design 27.08.2018 kl. 07:50:

Hi Chris, The mid stitch is the middle stitch on the row, which is knitted all the way through the pattern. Happy knitting!

Mrs Hilda Edwards 26.08.2018 - 20:26:

Love Shepherds Gift Shawl in alpaca aran boucle. Is it knitted with 2 strands of yarn, and how many 50gram balls are required.Many thanks\r\n\r\nHilda Edwards

DROPS Design 27.08.2018 kl. 07:59:

Hi Mrs Edwards, You either knit with 1 strand Puddel or 2 strands Alpaca Boucle. You need 3 x 50g balls of Puddel or 3 x 50g balls of Alpaca Boucle. Happy knitting!

Chris 26.09.2015 - 11:18:

I am wondering why most of the patterns call for back and forth using circular needles as opposed to ordinary needles for flat knitting. Has it something to do with the tension? I'm currently knitting the DROPS felted bag in Alaska, I have arthritis and I am using straight needles for the strips as I can knit for longer without it being painful. I hope this won't affect the final outcome? I am loving the shades and feel of the yarn. Thank you

DROPS Design 28.09.2015 kl. 09:34:

Dear Chris, circular needle are often used to work back and forth to get enough room for all sts. You can then use straight needle, just remember to check your tension and make sure all sts will fit on the needle. Read more about this here. Happy knitting!

María 17.05.2015 - 13:31:

Muy hermoso el modelo,ya lo hice,me quedo muy bonito.Felicitaciones por dar instrucciones,entendibles para hacerlo.Gracias

Lut 04.07.2014 - 08:43:

Lekker warme en mooie sjaal.

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