DROPS design: Pattern no r-696
Yarn group B
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Size: S/M – L/XL
Head circumference: 54/56 - 58/60 cm / 21''/22'' - 22½''/23½''
Materials:
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
150-200 g color no 18, white

DROPS CROCHET Hook size 3 mm / C – or size needed to get 22 dc x 11 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here

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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.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagram A.2 shows how round beg and ends.

CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc at beg of every round beg with dc with 3 ch. Finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round.
Replace first sc at beg of every sc round with 1 ch. Finish round with 1 sl st in first ch at beg of round.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 dc by working the next 2 dc tog as follows: Work 1 dc but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next dc but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in same dc.
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HAT:
The piece is worked top down. Work 5 ch on hook size 3 mm / C with Muskat and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 11 dc in ring – read CROCHET INFO.
ROUND 2: Work 2 dc in every dc = 22 dc.
ROUND 3: Work * 2 dc in first/next dc, 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 33 dc.
ROUND 4: Work * 2 dc in first/next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 44 dc. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
ROUND 5: Work * 2 dc in first/next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 55 dc.
ROUND 6: Work * 2 dc in first/next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 66 dc.
ROUND 7: Work * 2 dc in first/next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 77 dc.
ROUND 8: Work * 2 dc in first/next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 88 dc.
ROUND 9: Work * 2 dc in first/next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 99 dc. Now work differently in the different sizes.

SIZE S/M:
ROUND 10: Work * 2 dc in first/next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 108 dc.
Then work 1 dc in every dc until piece measures 16 cm / 6 1/4''.
Work next round as follows: Work 1 dc in every dc AT THE SAME TIME dec 3 dc evenly READ DECREASE TIP = 105 dc. Work brim.

SIZE L/XL:
ROUND 10: Work * 2 dc in first/next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 110 dc.
ROUND 11: Work 1 dc in each of the first 2 dc, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 17 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 116 dc.
Then work 1 dc in every dc until piece measures 17 cm / 6 3/4''.
Work next round as follows: Work 1 dc in every dc AT THE SAME TIME dec 4 dc evenly READ DECREASE TIP = 112 dc. Work brim.

BRIM:
Now work A.1 as follows (repeat A.1 15-16 times in total on round):
ROUND 1: A.2 shows how round beg and ends - remember CROCHET INFO. Work * ch 2, skip the first/next 3 dc, in next dc work 1 tr + 2 ch + 1 dc + 2 ch + 1 tr, ch 1, skip 3 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish round with 1 sl st in first ch = 15-16 dc/tr-groups and 16-17 ch-spaces.
ROUND 2: Work * 1 sc around first/next ch-space, 3 dc around next ch-space, 1 dc in next dc, 3 dc around next ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 15-16 dc-groups and 15-16 sc.
ROUND 3: Work 1 dc + 2 ch + 1 dc in first sc, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, skip 2 dc, * in next sc work 1 dc + 2 ch + 1 dc + 2 ch + 1 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, skip 2 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 dc in first sc at beg of 2nd round + 2 ch = 15-16 dc-groups and 45-48 sc.
ROUND 4: Work * 1 dc in first/next dc, 4 dc around first/next ch-space, skip 1 dc + 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 1 sc + 1 dc, 4 dc around next ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 15-16 dc-groups and 15-16 sc.
ROUND 5: Work * 1 sc in each of the first/next 3 dc, skip 2 dc, in next sc work 1 dc + 2 ch + 1 dc + 2 ch + 1 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 15-16 dc-groups and 75-80 sc.
ROUND 6: Work * 1 sc in each of the first/next 2 sc, 5 dc around first/next ch-space, 1 dc in next dc, 5 dc around next ch-space, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 15-16 dc-groups and 45-48 sc.
ROUND 7: Work 1 dc + 3 ch + 1 dc in first sc, skip 1 sc + 2 dc, 1 sc in each of the next 7 dc, skip 2 dc + 1 sc, * in next sc work 1 dc + 3 ch + 1 dc + 3 ch + 1 dc, skip 2 dc + 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 7 dc, skip 1 sc + 2 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish round with 1 dc in first sc at beg of 6th round + 3 ch = 15-16 dc-groups and 105-112 sc.
ROUND 8: Work * 1 dc in first/next dc, 6 dc around first/next ch-space, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, skip 2 sc, 6 dc around next ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 15-16 dc-groups and 45-48 sc.
ROUND 9: Work * 1 sc in each of the first/next 5 dc, skip 2 dc + 1 sc, in next sc work 1 dc + 3 ch + 1 dc + 3 ch + 1 dc, skip 1 sc + 2 dc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 15-16 dc-groups and 135-144 sc. Fasten off.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

symbols = ch
symbols = sc in st
symbols = sc around ch-space
symbols = dc in st
symbols = dc around ch-space
symbols = tr in dc
symbols = dc worked in next sc (= i.e. in same sc as the next 2 dc)
symbols = finish round with 1 sl st in first ch
symbols = replace first sc at beg of round with 1 ch, Finish round with 1 sl st in first ch
symbols = replace first dc at beg of round with 3 ch, Finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch
symbols = last round before brim, round has already been worked
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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 167-7) 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 (54)

country flag Eva-karin Rosenquist wrote:

Hej igen, det står att jag ska hoppa över 3 stolpar, ska det vara nån stolpar mellan grupperna, fattar inte riktigt

19.08.2021 - 20:44:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Eva-Karin, hvilken størrelse hækler du og hvor langt er du kommet i mönsteret?

25.08.2021 kl. 10:41:

country flag Eva-karin Rosenquist wrote:

Får inte rätt på första varvet på brättet, får många fler stolpgrupper på 112 maskor. Hur gör jag?

16.08.2021 - 16:46:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Eva-Karin. Ta en titt på svaret du fikk på ditt forrige spørsmål, se under. mvh DROPS design

18.08.2021 kl. 13:10:

country flag Eva-karin Rosenquist wrote:

Hej, förstår inte första varvet i brättet, blir ju fler än 17 stolpgrupper

15.08.2021 - 20:32:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Eva-Karin. Hopper du over de stavene du skal på 1. omgang? Det skal være 6 staver mellom hver stavgruppe (stavegruppe = 1 dbl-st+2 lm+1 st+2 lm+1 dbl-st). Om du hekler str. XL, skal du hekle A.1 16 ganger rundt = 16 stavgrupper. mvh DROPS design

18.08.2021 kl. 13:08:

country flag Andrea wrote:

Ich bin etwas irritiert. Ich habe Teil 1 des Gutes mit 99 Stäbchen abgeschlossen. In der nächsten Runde soll ich dann zwei Stb. Zunehmen und in die nächsten 10 Stb. Je 1 Stb. Arbeiten. Wie kommt man da dann auf 108 Mäschen/Stb.? Lt. Anleitung 10. Runde *2 Stb. In das erste/nächste Stb., je 1 Stb. In die nächsten 10 Stb.* Von *-* bis Rd-Ende Wdh = 108 Stb. Verwirrung ist groß. Gruß Andrea

15.06.2021 - 08:53:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Andrea, wenn Sie *2 Stb. In das erste/nächste Stb., je 1 Stb. In die nächsten 10 Stb* wiederholen = 9 Mal über 11 Stäbchen = 99 Stäbchen, und mit den Zunahmen haben Sie jetzt 12 Stäbchen x 9 = 108 Stäbchen. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

15.06.2021 kl. 13:22:

country flag Vasantha wrote:

Hello, which yarn can be used to replace drops muskat in DROPS design: Pattern no r-696\r\nYarn group B. regards, v

02.06.2021 - 17:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear WVasantha, ypu can replace Muskat with any other cotton yarn from the DROPS B yarngroup . Cotton Light is what is closest (in thickness), but do not forget, you should always do a gauge swatch and recalculate stitchnumbers if necessary. Happy Crafting!

02.06.2021 kl. 22:31:

country flag Helga Eitel wrote:

Es ist einfach schade und nicht einfach dass das Video nicht mit der geschriebenen Anleitung übereinstimmt. Ich suche mir dann irgendetwas zusammen.

18.05.2021 - 14:20:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Eitel, wie meinen Sie das? Mit welcher Runde haben Sie Schwierigkeiten? Können Sie uns bitte mehr sagen?

18.05.2021 kl. 15:32:

country flag Falgon wrote:

J'ai presque fini le chapeau je n'ai pas eu de problème de compréhension tout est très clair , je n'ai pas regardé la vidéo , juste les explications , bonne continuations

29.07.2020 - 18:42:

country flag Nicole Coppieters wrote:

Op mijn proef die ik heb gemaakt kom ik op 22 steken 0.3 teveel in de breedte en in de lengte op de 11 rijen kom ik dan weer 0.3 tekort voor 10 x 10 is dat een probleem om dat dan te maken of moet het juist zijn

10.06.2020 - 19:54:

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Nicole,

Het beste kun je nog een proeflapje maken met een naald in een halve maat groter en dan kies je de beste optie uit beide.

11.06.2020 kl. 13:18:

country flag Laura wrote:

No entiendo cómo empezar el ala.supongo q una cadena de subida y luego el diagrama A 1. es dos cadenas,a los 3 puntos :punto alto doble,dos cadenas,punto alto, dos cadena,punto alto doble, una cadena....y como continuo?un punto bajo y de nuevo dos cadenas? O bien 3 cadenas (una del final y dos del nuevo grupo). No está claro como acaba el grupo. Muchas gracias

01.06.2020 - 18:50:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Laura. Aquí tienes la lección de Drops sobre cómo leer los diagramas: https://www.garnstudio.com/lesson.php?id=69&cid=23. También tienes las explicaciones de las vueltas en el texto. Fíjate, donde pone repetir desde* a *.

21.11.2020 kl. 20:18:

country flag Joanne wrote:

Thank you I'm going to try my best at it, love this hat!!!

10.02.2020 - 19:51:

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