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Blue Rapids by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl in garter st in ”Fabel”.

DROPS design: Pattern no fa-338
Yarn group A
Measurements: Length: 140 cm Width the middle: 33 cm
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
150 g colour no 340, blue lagoon

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 23 sts x 45 rows in garter 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 diagram A.1. The diagram show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next row K YO twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front) to avoid hole.

All dec are done from RS!
Dec 1 st by K 2 sts tog.

Worked back and forth sideways. Work entire shawl in garter st with a pattern edge in one side.

Cast on 8 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Fabel. K 1 row from WS. Continue as follows: Work 1 st in GARTER ST – see explanation above, inc 1 st – READ INCREASE TIP, 1 st in garter st, work A.1 over the remaining 6 sts. NOTE: Work the inc sts in garter st.
Continue pattern like this and repeat inc when 1 st in garter st remains before pattern A.1 on every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
When 69 sts have been inc in total and piece measures 61 cm, there are 71 sts in garter st + diagram A.1 on needle. Insert a marker here - NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue in garter st and A.1 as before without inc sts until piece measures 18 cm – adjust to finish after 4th or 8th row in A.1. Insert a new marker here and remove the first one – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Work next row as follows (beg from RS): Work until 3 sts remain before A.1, dec 1 st - READ DECREASE TIP, K 1 and continue with A.1 as before. Then repeat dec every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS) until 5 sts remain before A.1, work the next 4 sts K tog 2 by 2, continue the rest of row as before. When 2 sts in garter st + A.1 remain on needle and piece measures 61 cm from marker, cast off the remaining sts. Fasten off.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 20.03.2017
Diagram A.1 as been updated.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts On next round K the YO to make a hole.
= K 2 sts in 1 st (= 1 st inc)
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= cast off the outermost 2 sts K

Christiane 09.03.2018 - 09:23:

Bonjour, je viens de terminer ce châle en Fabel Print Color 522 (turquoise/bleu) et je suis enchantée du résultat. Encore une fois, les explications sont très claires et le rendu tout à fait conforme à la photo. Ce modèle nécessite-t-il un blocage ? D'avance merci.

DROPS Design 09.03.2018 kl. 09:31:

Bonjour Christiane et merci. Ce type de modèle nécessite moins de blocage qu'un châle ajouré, toutefois vous pouvez également le bloquer si vous le souhaitez. Bon tricot!

Marjie 18.07.2017 - 02:27:

Hi, is the blue lagoon yarn used in the photo sample the Fabel long print or "regular?" And the repeat is similar for other Fabel colorways? Thanks!

DROPS Design 18.07.2017 kl. 09:01:

Dear Marjie, Fabel blue lagoon is print - see shadecard - repeats are similar for all colours Fabel, ie with “fancy dyeing” that differs from other methods in that each dye lot has small variations in both pattern and nuance. Happy knitting!

Lisa Lebrija 04.04.2017 - 19:54:

Jeg forstår ikke helt jeres udregning. I skriver: når der er taget totalt 69 m ud og arb. Måler 61 cm, er der 71 m retstrik + diag A.1 på pinden. Hvordan hænger det sammen? 69 m + diag A.1 giver da 75 m! Så hvad skal jeg strikke til?

DROPS Design 05.04.2017 kl. 15:54:

Hej Lisa, jo men du skal have 71 m retstrik + diag A.1 på pinden så det stemmer. God fornøjelse!

Sylvia 18.03.2017 - 12:44:

Die Strickschrift in der Anleitung ist eine andere als die im Video! Hier sind nämlich keine linken Maschen in den Rückreihen und so ist es auch richtig! Die Rückreihen werden immer rechts gestrickt.

Laura Menegatti 14.04.2016 - 09:38:

Grazie per la velocità nel rispondere. Molto gentili, anzi fantastici. Il modello è delizioso|

Laura Menegatti 14.04.2016 - 07:23:

Buongiorno, aumento: si dice di aumentare 1 m. prima di A1 ogni 4 ferri, ma poi si specifica a ferri alterni sul dir. del lavoro. Mi sembra invece si debba aumentare 1 maglia ogni ferro diritto (cioè 1 sì e 1 no),; 2) diminuzione: si diminuisce sulla parte a legaccio appena prima di A1 o sul bordo? Anche qui ogni 2 ferri anziché 4? Grazie

DROPS Design 14.04.2016 kl. 08:52:

Buongiorno Laura. Le indicazioni per gli aumenti e le diminuzioni sono corrette: si aumenta/diminuisce ogni 4 ferri in tutto. Quindi ferro sul diritto del lavoro con aumento/diminuzione, lavora tre ferri (1 sul rovescio, 1 sul diritto, 1 sul rovescio) senza aumentare/diminuire, al ferro successivo sul diritto del lavoro aumenta/diminuisce. Le diminuzioni vanno lavorate nella parte a legaccio subito prima del diagramma A.1: diminuisce quando rimangono 3 m prima delle m del diag. A.1. Buon lavoro!

Marie Goarrin 12.03.2016 - 14:09:

N'y aurait-il pas une erreur sur le diagramme de 6 points ? il y a plus de diminutions que d'augmentations Merci de me renseigner

DROPS Design 12.03.2016 kl. 17:50:

Bonjour Mme Goarrin, le diagramme A.1 est correct - la vidéo ci-dessous vous montre comment le réaliser (voir aussi ici). Au 3ème rang de A.1, on augmente 2 m (= 4ème symbole). Bon tricot!

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