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Falling in Lace by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl in stocking st with edge with lace pattern and ridges in "Lace".

DROPS design: Pattern no la-026
Yarn group A
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Measurements (after blocking): Approx. 154 cm along edge at the top and approx. 50 cm measured from neck mid back.
Materials:
DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 7120, light grey green

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3 mm – NOTE: Read about the knitting tension below.

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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.
KNITTING TENSION:
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 mm in stocking st and get approx. 24 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row P YO twisted, i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.
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SHAWL:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from neck down.
Cast on 72 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with Lace, insert 2 markers in the piece on each side of the middle 60 sts. Continue in stocking st with 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above, in each side of piece - AT THE SAME TIME inc as follows - READ INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st in each side inside 1 edge st in garter st on every row and inc 1 st on each side of the middle 60 sts every other row. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Continue like this until inc have been done 48 times in total on each side of the 60 sts and 96 times in each side = 360 sts on needle. Now work 1 ridge, AT THE SAME TIME inc 3 sts evenly on 1st row in ridge = 363 sts. Piece now measures approx. 30 cm mid back.
Continue to work pattern from RS as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, A.1 (= 10 sts), A.2 (= 10 sts) 34 times in width, A.3 (= 11 sts), 1 edge st in garter st. Repeat A.1-A.3 4 times in total vertically. Piece measures approx. 43 cm. Cast off with picot edge.

CAST OFF EDGE WITH PICOT:
Cast off the first 2 sts on needle. (*insert right needle in between the 2 first sts on left needle (i.e in between sts on needle not true sts), make a YO on right needle, pull the YO through the sts and slip the YO onto left needle *, repeat from *-* 2 more times (= 3 new sts on left needle). ** K first st on left needle, slip first st on right needle over last st worked **), repeat from **-** 7 times in total and repeat from (-) along the side of the shawl until 1 sts remains. Cut the yarn and pull it through the last st.

BLOCKING:
Place the shawl in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze out the water from the shawl - do not twist. Then roll the shawl in a towel and squeeze to remove more water - the piece will now only be moist. Place the shawl on a carpet or mattress - carefully stretch it out to measurements. Shawl should measures approx. 50 cm from mid back. Insert pins along the edge and also insert 1 pin in every picot along cast-off edge to make them more visible. Leave shawl to dry. Repeat the process when the garment has been washed.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= = 1 YO between 2 sts On next row K the YO. It should make a hole.

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