DROPS / 163 / 18

Dreams of Snow by DROPS Design

Set consists of: Knitted DROPS blanket and pillow with domino squares in 1 thread Cloud or 2 threads Air.

  • Dreams of Snow / DROPS 163-18 - Set consists of: Knitted DROPS blanket and pillow with domino squares in 1 thread Cloud or 2 threads Air.
  • Dreams of Snow / DROPS 163-18 - Set consists of: Knitted DROPS blanket and pillow with domino squares in 1 thread Cloud or 2 threads Air.
  • Dreams of Snow / DROPS 163-18 - Set consists of: Knitted DROPS blanket and pillow with domino squares in 1 thread Cloud or 2 threads Air.
DROPS design: Pattern no co-011
Yarn group E or C + C
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BLANKET:
Measurements: approx. 100 x 150 cm / 40" x 59''
Materials:
DROPS CLOUD from Garnstudio
450 g color no 01, off white
450 g color no 03, pearl gray

Or use: DROPS AIR from Garnstudio
500 g colour no 01, off white
500 g colour no 03, pearl grey

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 8 mm / US 11 - or size needed to get 11 sts x 22 rows in garter st 1 thread Cloud or 2 threads Air = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

PILLOW:
Measurements: Approx. 45 x 45 cm / 17 3/4" x 17 3/4" – casing fits a pillow sized 50 x 50 cm / 19 3/4" x 19 3/4" as it should stretch a bit to fit nicely.

Materials:
DROPS CLOUD from Garnstudio
150 g color no 01, off white
150 g color no 03, pearl gray

Or use: DROPS AIR from Garnstudio
200 g colour no 01, off white
200 g colour no 03, pearl grey

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 8 mm/US 11 - or size needed to get 11 sts x 22 rows in garter st 1 thread Cloud or 2 threads Air = 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):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

STRIPES:
* 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above - (= 2 rows) off white, 1 ridge (= 2 rows) pearl gray *, repeat from *-*.

DOMINO SQUARE:
Insert 1 marker in the middle st on row.
ROW 1 (= WS): K all sts.
ROW 2 (= RS): K until 1 st remains before marker, slip 2 sts as if to K tog, K 1, pass the 2 sts over, K rest of row.
Repeat 1st and 2nd row - dec 2 sts in the middle of square every other row (i.e. every row from RS) until 1 st remains on needle, cut the yarn and pull it through st.
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BLANKET:
The blanket consists of 24 domino squares. 1 domino square = approx. 25 x 25 cm / 9 3/4" x 9 3/4".
Cast on 55 sts on needle size 8 mm / US 11 with off white 1 thread Cloud or 2 threads Air. Work DOMINO SQUARE - see explanation above, in STRIPES - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE Work 24 domino square in total.

ASSEMBLY:
Place 4 square in width and 6 square vertically - all square should be the same way. Sew the squares tog edge to edge in outermost ridge/st with off white. Sew first all along then across. Fasten off.
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PILLOW:
A pillow casing consists of 2 domino squares that are sewn tog. 1 domino square = approx. 45 x 45 cm / 17 3/4" x 17 3/4".
The piece is worked back and forth on circular needle because of no of sts.
Cast on 99 sts on circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with off white 1 thread Cloud or 2 threads Air. Work DOMINO SQUARE -
see explanation above, in STRIPES - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE Work another domino square.

ASSEMBLY:
Place the 2 domino square on top of each other, sew edge to edge along three sides with off white. Fill the pillow casing with a pillow and then sew along the last side.
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Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 163-18) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (22)

country flag Ann Comérus Ehlin 01.04.2020 - 21:24:

Vill gärna sticka dreams of snow (163-18) och undrar om det verkligen är så att man ska ha två trådar, alltså två nystan vid upplägget om man väljer garnet drops air, jag menar motsvarar det verkligen 1 tråd av drops cloud (som ju utgått). Det är ju trots allt bara 50 gr mer av drops air.

user icon DROPS Design 03.04.2020 kl. 13:35:

Hej Ja 2 trådar DROPS Air motsvarar 1 tråd DROPS Cloud, så du ska lägga upp med dubbel tråd Air. Cloud är bara 80 m per 50 g och Air är ca 150 m per 50 g så det är riktigt. Mvh DROPS Design

country flag Lynn Katz 06.02.2020 - 20:22:

I would like to make blanket #163-18, Dreams of Snow. However, it must be machine washable since I will give it to a college student. Can you suggest a suitable yarn and tell me how much I need for the blanket only, please?

user icon DROPS Design 07.02.2020 kl. 07:51:

Dear Mrs Katz, you will find here our superwash yarn and here more informations about the alternatives including how to calculate new amount of yarn. Remember your DROPS store will provide you any further assistance helping you to choose the right yarn. Happy knitting!

country flag Jost 18.09.2019 - 19:22:

Danke. die Farbe sieht auf dem Bild leider eher hellgrün aus und nicht mittelgrau.

user icon DROPS Design 19.09.2019 kl. 09:30:

Liebe Frau Jost, zuerst sehen Sie die Farbe 3145, dann hinten von rechts nach links: 7120, 4300, dann hinten von rechts nach links 8112, 8465 und ganz hinten 0619. Für weitere Hilfe um die gewünschten Farben zu wählen, wenden Sie sich direkt an Ihrem DROPS Laden an, so kann man Ihnen am besten weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Jost 18.09.2019 - 10:36:

Guten Tag. Möchte das Modell gerne mit Drops Anders stricken. Möchte gerne wissen um welchen Farbton es sich bei dem Knäuel rechts hinter dem rosa Knäuel handelt ( Bid rosa im Vordergrund, es sind 6 Knäuel auf dem Bild) hellgrau-grün oder meeregrün-mix? Danke Danke

user icon DROPS Design 18.09.2019 kl. 15:43:

Liebe Frau Jost, hinten dem rosa Knâuel (= Farbe 4300) ist die Farbe 8465 in diesem Foto. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Evelyne Drops163-18 12.02.2019 - 16:27:

Une fois cousu je me retrouve avec 2 cotés avec bordure naturel et 2 cotés gris perle rayé on a l 'impression qu'il manque une finition coté rayé merci

user icon DROPS Design 13.02.2019 kl. 08:55:

Bonjour Evelyne, effectivement le haut de la couverture (2ème photo) aura les rayures du domino (un des côtés) et le bas (l''autre longueur) termine par une bordure naturel (= rang de montage). Vous pouvez ajouter une bordure en naturel le long de ce côté si vous le souhaitez, par ex une côte mousse en naturel sur toute cette longueur. Bon tricot!

country flag Evelyne Drops163-18 12.02.2019 - 16:26:

Une fois cousu je me retrouve avec 2 cotés avec bordure naturel et 2 cotés gris perle rayé on a l 'impression qu'il manque une finition coté rayé merci

country flag Sofia Johansson 15.01.2019 - 19:02:

Jag ber om ursäkt, jag tar tillbaka min förra fråga! Läste mönstret noggrannare en gång till.

country flag Sofia Johansson 15.01.2019 - 19:01:

Som flera nämnt verkar måtten på filten konstiga. Under filt står det att en dominoruta mäter 25x25 och under kudde 45x45. Tittar man på bilderna är det lika stora rutor både på filten och kudden och de ser definitivt ut som 45x45! Så kan det trots allt vara så att det står fel någonstans? Med vänlig hälsning, Sofia

user icon DROPS Design 23.01.2019 kl. 14:21:

Hei Sofia. Hele forsiden av puten er 1 dominorute, denne er ganske mye større enn 1 dominorute på teppet. Dette kan du særlig se på bildet der teppet henger over en benk: teppet er brettet slik at 1 hel og 1/3 dominorute vises. Du legger opp 55 masker per rute til teppet, og 99 masker per rute til puten, altså nesten dobbelt så mange masker. God fornøyelse

country flag Bente Madsen 29.10.2018 - 08:39:

Kan jeg få svar på mit spørgsmål fra den 24. Oktober

user icon DROPS Design 29.10.2018 kl. 08:45:

Hu kan sy sammen fra rettsiden, med en usynlig søm. Her er en video som viser hvordan dette gjøres. God fornøyelse.

country flag Bente Madsen 24.10.2018 - 14:20:

Er det syet sammen fra ret eller vrang siden kan man evt. Hækle det sammen og med hvilke masker?

user icon DROPS Design 30.10.2018 kl. 10:10:

Hej Bente, Ja og vi har flere videoer som forslag til hvordan du kan gøre. Gå ind på Instruktionsvideoer - Montering - Hækle sammen (om det er det du vil) God fornøjelse!

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