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Le Marais by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl with lace and leaf pattern in "Lace" or "Alpaca".

DROPS design: Pattern no la-023
Yarn group A
Size: approx. 69 cm measured at the back of neck and down and approx. 138 cm along upper edge.
DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 6410, turquoise

Or use:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
250 g colour no 2918, dark turquoise

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm – NOTE: Read about the knitting tension below.

This garment is to be soaked and blocked/stretched to size afterwards so the knitting tension is not that important. But to get a sense of whether you are working too loose/tight, work a test on needle size 3.5 mm in stocking st and get approx. 23 sts x 30 rows in stocking st / 45 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

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70% Alpaca, 30% Silk
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

See diagrams A.1-A.19. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

When using another yarn then Lace from yarn group A, there is no need to stretch to measurements, but place it gently out in shape. Leave to dry. Repeat the process when the garment has been washed.

The shawl is worked back and forth on circular needle from the neck to make room for all the sts. Cast on 5 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Lace and work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Work in garter st and inc as follows: K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO and K 1 = 9 sts. K, K YOs to make holes.
Continue in garter st and inc with 1 YO inside 3 edge sts in each side and 1 YO on each side of mid st = 4 sts inc on every row from RS. Inc like this until there are 49 sts on needle (i.e. there are 24 sts on each side of mid st).

Work according to diagram A.1-A.6 as follows: 3 edge sts in garter st, A.1 over 2 sts, repeat A.2 until 3 sts remain before mid st, A.3 over 3 sts, K 1 (= mid st), A.4 over 3 sts, A.5 until 5 sts remain, A.6 over 2 sts and 3 edge sts in garter st. Work mid st in stocking st and edge sts in garter st. When A.1-A.6 have been worked 1 time vertically there is room for 2 repetitions more of A.2/A.5 on each side of shawl. When diagram A.1-A.6 has been worked 8 times in total vertically, there are 305 sts on needle (i.e. 152 sts on each side of mid st).

Work according to diagram A.7-A.12 as follows: 3 edge sts in garter st, A.7 over 2 sts, repeat A.8 until 3 sts remain before mid st, A.9 over 3 sts, K 1 (= mid st), A.10 over 3 sts, repeat A.11 until 5 sts remain, A.12 over 2 sts and 3 edge sts in garter st. When diagram A.7-A.12 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 359 sts on needle (i.e. 179 sts on each side of mid st).

Work according to diagram A.13-A.19 as follows: 3 edge sts in garter st, A.13 over 4 sts, repeat A.14 until 4 sts remain before mid st, A.15 over 1 st, A.16 over 7 sts (= mid st is in the middle of these sts), A.17 over 1 st, repeat A.18 until 7 sts remain, A.19 over 4 sts and 3 edge sts in garter st.
When diagrams have been worked 1 time vertically, loosely cast off. NOTE! Work double YOs on last row in diagram as follows when casting off: K 1st YO, K 2nd YO twisted.

Place the shawl in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze the water out of the shawl - do not twist the shawl - then roll the shawl in a towel and squeeze to remove more water - the shawl will now only be moist. When using Alpaca – READ SHAPING!
Place the shawl on a carpet or mattress - carefully stretch it out to size and fasten it with pins, pull the middle of lace repetitions in A.13-A.19 out to form tips. Leave to dry. Repeat the process when the shawl has been washed.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 08.12.2015
Correction: Edit on 3rd row of A.16.
Updated online: 29.09.2016

New chart A.9 (yo missing in row 6), new chart A.10 (K 2 tog missing in row 11) and new charts A.15 and A.17 (changes to row 3 to match no of sts in row 4-5).
Updated online: 05.04.2018
Correction has been made in diagrams A.9 and A.10
Updated online: 25.03.2019
Corrections made to diagram A.13, A.18 and A.19 so that increases and decreases are correct


= K from RS, P from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts, K YO to make hole on next row
= 2 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso

Françoise 13.03.2019 - 10:34:

Sur le dernier rang à l'endroit de A14 et A18 au début et à la fin il y a un jeté faut il les faire tout les deux c'est à dire un deux jetés entre les deux mailles. Merci d’avance de votre réponse .

DROPS Design 25.03.2019 kl. 09:24:

Bonjour Françoise, il y a effectivement un jeté de trop à la transition des diagrammes, vous devez bien avoir 1 jeté pour chaque diminution, même à la transition entre les diagrammes. Les diagrammes vont être corrigés, merci. Bon tricot!

Marianne Ruth 18.01.2019 - 18:05:

Jeg kan faktisk ikke komme igang da jeg ikke i diagrammet kan se hvad de forskellige masker betyder . Fx A1 allerede de første masker kan jeg ikke se hvad betyder

DROPS Design 21.01.2019 kl. 10:03:

Hei Marianne. Gjelder dette uansett hvaslags enhet du bruker? (mobil, PC, nettbrett). Vi har nå sjekket den danske oppskriften og alle symbolene ligger synlige i symbolforklaringen. Kan du se dem på et av de andre språkene? God fornøyelse

Tessa 08.06.2018 - 17:09:

Bonjour,\r\nQue veut dire : « 3m de bordure au point mousse, A1 au dessus des 2m suivantes, répétez A2 jusqu\'à ce qu\'il reste 3m avant la maille centrale, A3 au dessus des 3m suivantes, 1m end (=m centrale), A4 au dessus des 3m suivantes, A5 jusqu\'à ce qu\'il reste 5m, A6 au dessus des 2m suivantes et 3m de bordure au point mousse?\r\nMerci

DROPS Design 11.06.2018 kl. 08:07:

Bonjour Tessa, c'est la façon dont vous allez maintenant tricoter les mailles du rang: 3 m point mousse, A.1 (= 2 m), répétez les 8 m de A.2 jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 3 m avant la m centrale (= 2 fois en largeur), puis tricotez A.3 sur ces 3 dernières mailles, tricotez la m centrale en jersey, et tricotez ensuite A.4 (= 3 m), 2 x A.5 sur les 16 m suivantes) et terminez par A.6 (= 2 m) et 3 m point mousse. Bon tricot!

Leena 15.03.2018 - 15:14:

Would you fix this please and the diagrams A9 & A10 on line 11 in the "Le Marais" shawl, thank you!

DROPS Design 15.03.2018 kl. 15:45:

Dear Leena, diagrams are correct online., they have been edited in 2016. If you got the printed catalogue or if you print the pattern before that day you may have to print pattern one more time to get it fully right. Happy knitting!

Manou 21.06.2017 - 17:33:

Comment termine t'on le châle sur l'envers je fai un rang de mousse et j'arrête en mousse sur le rang suivant est-ce ainsi SVP. Remerciements

DROPS Design 22.06.2017 kl. 08:20:

Bonjour Manou, après les derniers diagrammes, on rabat à l'endroit sur l'envers, rabattre les jetés comme expliqué. Bon tricot!

Madelene Jimstad 05.12.2016 - 16:49:

If you want to make a larger shawl, repeat chart A1-A6 11 times before knitting chart A7-A12. I used Drops Fabel 6,5 skeins (gauge 23,5-22 sts)

Madelene Jimstad 05.12.2016 - 16:41:

Ska man avmaska med räta maskor från avigsidan eller är det bara de dubbla omslagen som ska stickas rät och vridet rät?

DROPS Design 06.12.2016 kl. 15:32:

Hej Madelene. Du feller af med räta masker og de dubbla omslagen stickar du som beskrevet.

Anna S 01.12.2016 - 04:25:

Hello nice people at Garnstudio! Thank you for this pattern - very easy (and super fast!!) project. Also thank you for correcting the graphs :)

Susanne 21.11.2016 - 11:45:

Leider sind die beiden Kommentare auf die letzten Fragen von Birthe (3.10.2016) und Susanne (9.10.2016) mehr als enttäuschend. Es wurde zuvor eine wirkliche Korrektur versprochen.

Susanne 09.10.2016 - 11:20:

Liebes DROPS-Team, auch ich hatte gehofft, dass der Mustersatz für das Blattmuster an der Spitze des Tuches korrigiert wird! Vgl. die Fragen von Birthe und Susanne im August/Sept. 2015 (s.u.). Oder werden nun neue Fotos eingestellt, die das Tuch zeigen, wenn man es nach Anleitung strickt (also mit den Vierer-Lochreihen)? Im August 2015 schrieben Sie: "ich habe es nun auch verstanden", im Sept. 2015: "die Anfrage läuft". Wird nun noch eine wirkliche Korrektur erfolgen?

DROPS Design 10.10.2016 kl. 09:26:

Liebe Suzanne, die Anleitung stimmt und der Tuch sollte wie im Diagram gestrickt - gerne können Sie die Diagramme arrangieren, wie es Ihnen gefällt.

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