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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".

Tags: lace, shawls,

DROPS design: Pattern no la-026
Yarn group A
Measurements (after blocking): Approx. 154 cm along edge at the top and approx. 50 cm measured from neck mid back.
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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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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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.
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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 29.04.2016
Correction on cast off edge.


= 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.

Ann Waller 19.07.2018 - 19:19:

Do you increase on the second stitch in on both ends of wrong side rows as well as right side rows

DROPS Design 20.07.2018 kl. 07:59:

Hi Ann, Yes, you increase inside the edge stitch on both sides every row - so both right and wrong side and on each side of the mid-stitch every 2nd row. Happy knitting!

Hélène 06.04.2018 - 22:37:

Bonjour, Quand il est indiqué: Tricoter maintenant 1 côte mousse, EN MÊME TEMPS, répartir 3 augmentations au 1er rang = 363 m. Cela veut-il bien dire que l'on fait 2 rangs à l'endroit à la suite l'un de l'autre? Comment doit-on répartir les 3 augmentations? Merci d'avance pour ce beau patron et pour vos éclaircissements.

DROPS Design 09.04.2018 kl. 09:19:

Bonjour Hélène, tout à fait, on tricote 2 rangs endroit: 1 sur l'endroit en répartissant 3 augmentations - voir ici et 1 sur l'envers. Bon tricot!

Denise 19.03.2018 - 15:44:

Dans le diagramme drops 169 8 a2 et a1 rang 7 que veut dire la fin du rang le carré non fermé et le a3 rang 7 le carré sorti du diagramme. Merci

DROPS Design 19.03.2018 kl. 16:29:

Bonjour Denise, la dernière maille de A.1 va être tricotée avec la les 2 premières m de A.2 (le jeté remplace cette maille) et la dernière maille de A.2 sera tricotée avec les 2 premières m de A.3 (le jeté remplace cette maille). Bon tricot!

Dagmar 05.03.2018 - 18:13:

Hej jeg har et spørgsmål ang. Mønsteret. Skal jeg kun strikke A1 og A2 34 gange og kun A3 1 gang på hver pind? Jeg har 363 masker hvordan kan jeg så gentage mønsteret 34 gange a’ 20 masker Med venlig hilsen Dagmar Skovbo

DROPS Design 17.05.2018 kl. 15:35:

Hej Dagmar, du har 363 masker, strikker 1 kantmaske, A.1-1gang(10m), A.2-34gange 10=340m, A.3-1gang (11m), 1 kantmaske = ialt 363 masker. God fornøjelse!

FRANCoise 06.02.2018 - 13:39:

C’est beaucoup plus clair Merci beaucoup

Francoise 05.02.2018 - 14:29:

Bonjour j'ai une question concernant les augmentations. Faut il faire les augmentations uniquement sur le rang endroit? Auquel cas cela donne une augmentation tous les deux rangs à chaque extrémité et tous les 4 rangs de chaque côté des marqueurs? Merci de vos conseils

DROPS Design 05.02.2018 kl. 16:50:

Bonjour Françoise, on augmente 1 m de chaque côté tous les rangs et 1 m de chaque côté des 60 m tous les 2 rangs, on va donc augmenter 4 m tous les rangs sur l'endroit et 2 m tous les rangs sur l'envers. Bon tricot!

Maria B 04.11.2017 - 21:46:

Hi, I did not find the drops lace yarn in my shop, so I took baby merino. But are the yarns so different? I mean it says 100g of lace yarn for this pattern. I am going on my 3rd ball of 50g, and just finished only the first lace of the pattern. And I should do 5 of them, if I understand correctly. I do not think it will even do 2.

DROPS Design 06.11.2017 kl. 09:37:

Dear Maria B, when using an alternative, you have to make sure to get the same tension and you will have to calculate new amount of yarn, read more about alternatives here. Happy knitting!

Milena 21.10.2017 - 12:10:

Grazie seguirò il consiglio

Milena 20.10.2017 - 09:38:

Sto realizzando questo scialle ma alla fine degli aumenti il mio scialle misura cm. 20 non 30 come da istruzione, proseguo a punto legaccio per altri 10 cm? ma è possibile una differenza tale? ho provato a fare anche il campone 24m per 32 giri e non esce da cm. 10 x 10 ma da 9 x 6.

DROPS Design 20.10.2017 kl. 14:16:

Buongiorno Milena. Avendo un campione più piccolo di quello indicato, l'altezza dello scialle sarà minore a parità di righe lavorate. Può p.es procedere con i diagrammi lavorandoli più volte rispetto a quanto indicato nel modello. Buon lavoro!

Maria Erreyes 06.10.2017 - 05:33:

El chsl se comiensa de arriba abajo o de un lado gravias por su atención

DROPS Design 07.10.2017 kl. 18:40:

Hola Maria. El chal se trabaja de arriba a abajo.

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