DROPS / 168 / 5

Mer Bleue by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl with stripes and wave pattern in ”Fabel”.

DROPS design: Pattern no fa-330
Yarn group A
Measurements (before shaping): approx. 70 cm measured mid back, and approx. 140 cm along the edge at the top.
Measurements (after shaping): approx. 75 cm measured mid back, and approx. 166 cm along the edge at the top.
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
150 g colour no 914, shoreline
100 g colour no 100, off white
NOTE: If the shawl is worked with one colour 185 g Fabel are used.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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 to A.4. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Work mid st in stocking st on all rows with stocking st in diagram, but on rows in diagram that are worked K from WS work mid st also like this.

* 4 rows shoreline, 2 rows off white, 10 rows shoreline, 2 rows off white *, repeat from *-*.

When 1 ridge off white has been worked, cut and fasten the yarn. The strand in shoreline can follows upwards but make sure to avoid a tight strand. The fastening of the strand must not be tight either.

The shawl is worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. Worked from neckline mid back and down.

Cast on 7 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with shoreline. Insert 1 marker in the 4th st (= mid st) and move it upwards when working. Work diagram A.1 as follows: Work 2 edge sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above, A.1 over 1 st, 1 st in stocking st (= mid st), A.1 over 1 st and 2 edge sts in garter st = 11 sts. Continue with A.1 on each side of mid st (work mid st in stocking st in entire A.1), when diagram has been worked, 1 time vertically, there are 43 sts on row (i.e. 21 sts on each side of mid st). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION

Then work STRIPES – see explanation above and pattern as follows: NOTE: READ TIP FOR CHANGING YARN!
Work according to diagram A.2-A.4 as follows: 2 edge sts in garter st, A.2 over 1 st, A.3 over 17 sts, A.4 over 1 st, K 1 (= MID ST - see explanation above), A.2 over 1 st, A.3 over 17 sts, A.4 over 1 st and 2 edge sts in garter st. When diagrams have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 111 sts on needle (i.e. there are 55 sts on each side of mid st) and there is now room for 1 more repetition of A.3 on each side of A.3 on each side of shawl. Continue to work according to A.2-A.4 until diagrams have been worked 6 times in total vertically = 451 sts. Then work the first 6 rows in A.2-A.4. The stripes are now done, and continue in off white until finished measurements. Continue with the remaining 12 rows in diagram. Then work A.2-A.4 1 more time vertically.
There are now 587 sts on needle (i.e. 293 sts on each side of mid st). Loosely cast off as follows with off white: * Cast off 3 sts, 1 YO, cast off YO *, repeat from *-* the rest of row.

Place the piece in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze out the water - do not twist. Then roll the piece in a towel and squeeze to remove more water - the piece will now only be moist. Place the piece on a carpet or mattress - carefully stretch it out to measurements found at the top of pattern. Leave to dry. Repeat the process when the garment has been washed.


= K from RS, P from WS
= K from WS, P from RS
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= K 2 tog
= 1 double YO between 2 sts Drop the first YO off the needle on next row. Work the second YO as shown in diagram.
= 1 YO between 2 sts, work YO twisted on next row
= YO between 2 sts, K YO on next row

Renate 27.04.2019 - 10:17:

Hallo, wo muss ich jeweils einen Farbwechsel einarbeiten?

DROPS Design 29.04.2019 kl. 08:44:

Liebe Renate, Farbwechsel entsteht am Anfang einer Hinreihen. Sie können auch die Farbe nach den 2 ersten Maschen kraus rechts - siehe Video. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Martinelli Francoise 04.01.2019 - 16:46:

Bonjour bonne année merci pour ce merveilleux modele 168 5 pourquoi ne puis je imprimer merci. Fa

DROPS Design 07.01.2019 kl. 08:17:

Bonjour Mme Martinelli, nous avons réussi un test d'impression de ce modèle, vérifiez bien les paramètres de votre imprimante - si ça ne fonctionne toujours pas, nettoyez le cache de votre navigateur et essayez à nouveau. Bon tricot!

Loredana 11.05.2017 - 09:49:

Buongiorno! Mi spiegate cosa significa una gettata doppia tra due maglie? Guardando ii diagramma vedo il simbolo della gettata doppia,quindi un diritto e di nuovo una gettata doppia.... Grazie Loredana

DROPS Design 11.05.2017 kl. 10:12:

Buongiorno Loredana. Nel video sotto trova spiegato come lavorare una maglia gettata doppia. Buon lavoro!

Rous 04.09.2016 - 15:24:

Un grand Merci pour l'explication je comprends mieux le diagramme . A très bientôt.

Rous 02.09.2016 - 15:11:

Bonjour, Je ne comprend pas la deuxieme partie du diagrame avec les 55m de chaque coté de l'ouvrage jai bien le nombre de maille 55m . Pourriez vous l'expliquer en video ?

DROPS Design 02.09.2016 kl. 15:49:

Bonjour Mme Rous, quand vous avez tricoté 1 fois les diagrammes en hauteur, vous avez suffisamment de mailles pour tricoter 1 fois de plus le diagramme A.3 de chaque côté des diagrammes A.3 précédents, c'est-à-dire répétez les diagrammes en hauteur la 2ème fois ainsi: 2 m point mousse, A.2, 3 x A.3, A.4, 1 m end, A.2, 3xA.3, A.4 et 2 m point mousse (=111 m au 1er rang). La 3ème fois, tricotez 5 fois A.3 et ainsi de suite. Bon tricot!

Patricia 08.07.2016 - 22:23:

Merci pour l'explication je comprends mieux. A bientôt

Patricia 07.07.2016 - 20:00:

Bonjour, Je ne comprend pas le début de l'ouvrage. Pourriez vous l'expliquer en video ?

DROPS Design 08.07.2016 kl. 10:36:

Bonjour Patricia, la vidéo ci-dessous montre comment réaliser les diagrammes A.1-A4 sur un modèle similaire. Bon tricot!

Amelia 03.07.2016 - 15:43:

Ich versteh leider nicht so ganz wie ich den Rapport von A3 2x stricken soll. Einmal A2 bis A4 komplett und dann nur A3 und dann wieder A2 bis A3 ist das so gemeint?

DROPS Design 06.07.2016 kl. 08:26:

Liebe Amelia, Sie stricken - auf beiden Seiten der Mitte - wie folgt: A.2, die entsprechende Anzahl A.3 und dann A.4. Da das Tuch wächst, erhöht sich die Anzahl A.3 (mit jedem abgeschlossenen Musterrapport in der Höhe) wie in der Anleitung aufgeführt.

Rubi 17.02.2016 - 14:56:

Ich fand die Anleitung ein wenig irritierend, weil die Reihe im Diagram mit dem doppelten Umschlag zwischen zwei Maschen anfing. Vielleicht könnte man folgenden Satz zur Anleitung dazufügen: Die Randmaschen (2 M kraus rechts) sind im Diagramm nicht eingezeichnet.

Iris Fanghol 28.01.2016 - 21:53:

Strikket dette nydelige sjalet i grønn/blå og hvitt fabelgarn. Nå er sorgen stor for når jeg la det i lunkent vann som det står i oppskriften at vi skal gjøre da "rant" det blågrønn farge over i det hvite. Sjalet er helt ødelagt. Strikket slike sjal før, men da har jeg bare dampet forsiktig og nå angrer jeg bittert for at jeg fulgte rådet i oppskriften.

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