DROPS Alpaca
DROPS Alpaca
100% Alpaca
from 3.40 $ /50g
Get the yarn to make this pattern from 13.60$.

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DROPS SS24
DROPS 169-13
DROPS design: Pattern no z-734
Yarn group A
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Measurements: Height: approx. 60 cm / 23½"'' Width at the top: approx. 200 cm / 80''
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
200 g color no 101, white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/US 4 - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 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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DROPS Alpaca
DROPS Alpaca
100% Alpaca
from 3.40 $ /50g
Get the yarn to make this pattern from 13.60$.

The yarn cost is calculated from the pattern’s smallest size and the yarn’s cheapest product type. Looking for an even better price? You might find it on the DROPS Deals!

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.
GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

INCREASE TIP:
To calculate how often inc should be done, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 167 sts) and divide by no of inc to be done (4) = 41.75. I.e. in this example inc after approx. every 42nd st.
NOTE: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row (= from WS in A.3) K YO twisted to avoid holes.
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SHAWL:
The piece is worked back and forth on circular needle because of no of sts, worked sideways.
Cast on 3 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Alpaca and K 1 row from WS. Then work pattern back and forth according to diagram A.1 AT THE SAME TIME dec and inc as shown in diagram.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 35 sts on needle. Then repeat A.1B (= 12 rows) until there are 161 sts on needle. Work next row as follows from RS: Work A.2 (= 1 st), repeat A.3A until 4 sts remain on needle and finish with A.3B (= 4 sts). Continue the pattern like this and inc AT THE SAME TIME 4 sts evenly on last row from RS – READ INCREASE TIP = 171 sts on needle. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, work next row as follows from RS: Continue A.2 over outermost st, repeat A.4A over the next 168 sts (= 14 repetitions of 12 sts) and finish with A.4B (= 2 sts). When A.4 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 181 sts on needle. Work next row as follows from RS: Continue A.2 over outermost st, repeat A.3A until 4 sts remain on needle and finish with A.3B (= 4 sts). Continue the pattern like this and inc AT THE SAME TIME 13 sts evenly on last row from RS = 200 sts on needle. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, work next row as follows from RS: Continue A.2 over outermost st, repeat A.5A over the next 198 sts (= 22 repetitions of 9 sts) and finish with A.5B (= 1 st). When A.5A has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 379 sts on needle. Then work A.5C over A.5A (continue outermost st and A.5B as before). When 6 "waves" in total have been worked vertically (i.e. when A.5B has been worked), there are 394 sts on needle. K 1 row from RS with inc at the end of row as before. Then LOOSELY bind off with K from WS.
Moisten piece and place it to form according to measurements.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

symbols = K from RS, P from WS
symbols = P from RS, K from WS
symbols = 1 YO between 2 sts, P YO on next row to make hole
symbols = K 2 tog
symbols = slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
symbols = slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
symbols = 1 YO, on next row (= WS) P YO twisted to avoid holes
symbols = no stitch, skip this square
diagram
diagram
Do you have a question? See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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

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.

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?

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

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

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.

If you think it's hard to decide what size to make, it can be a good idea to measure a garment you own already and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by comparing those measures with the ones available in the pattern's size chart.

You'll find the size chart at the bottom of the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read size chart

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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

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?

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!

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.

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.

Pilling is a natural process that happens to even the most exclusive of fibers. It's a natural sign of wear and tear that is hard to avoid, and that is most visible in high friction areas of your garment like a sweater's arms and cuffs.

You can make your garment look as new by removing the pilling, using a fabric comb or a pill/lint remover.

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Comments / Questions (55)

country flag Monique Defferrard wrote:

Bonjour , je souhaiterais faire ce modèle avec des aiguilles et de la laine numéro 5, pourrai_je avoir les explications entières avec diagramme . Merciiiii . Cordialement

20.07.2023 - 10:48

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Monique, nous ne sommes malheureusement pas en mesure de pouvoir ajuster chacun de nos modèles à chaque demande individuelle. Pour toute assistance complémentaire, vous pouvez vous adresser à votre magasin DROPS qui saura vous conseiller et vous renseigner. Bon tricot!

20.07.2023 - 11:07

country flag Marie wrote:

Bonjour Pourriez-vous me dire si les diagramme se suivent des le début du travail A1 A1B A2 A3A A3B ETC..merci de votre réponse

10.07.2023 - 15:07

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Marie, vous devez suivre les explications: vous commencez par le diagramme A.1. Ensuite quand A.1 a été tricoté 1 fois en hauteur, on a 35 m. Répéter ensuite A.1B (= 12 rangs) jusqu'à ce qu'on ait 161 m, etc. Le modele vous conduira pas a pas jusqu'a la fin. Bon tricot!

18.07.2023 - 23:23

country flag Ewelina wrote:

Czy ta chusta powinna być trójkątem równoramiennym? Mi wyszła nierówna.

13.04.2023 - 15:50

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Ewelino, to nie jest trójkąt równoramienny. Szal należy jeszcze zblokować, aby miał ładniejszy kształt. Zobacz video TUTAJ. Pozdrawiamy!

13.04.2023 - 19:55

country flag Mascotte wrote:

Je crois que l'on ne s'est pas bien compris. Sur le diagramme du châle 169-13 ne figure que les rangs endroits (puisque tricoté avec une aiguille circulaire) je tricote avec des aiguilles droites et je n'ai pas le diagramme pour l'envers. Je ne sais pas comment tricoter ces rangs envers ? Merci pour votre patience

10.11.2022 - 17:56

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mascote, vous tricotez en rangs sur aiguille circulaire (en tournant à la fin de chaque rang) et tous les rangs sont représentés dans les diagrammes , ceux sur l'endroit mais aussi ceux sur l'envers, autrement dit, lisez les diagrammes en commençant en bas à droite et lisez les de droite à gauche sur l'endroit, tournez et lisez-les de gauche à droite sur l'envers, autrement dit, le point noir se tricotera à l'endroit sur l'envers et les cases blanches à l'envers sur l'envers. En espérant avoir pu vous décoder les diagrammes. Bon tricot!

11.11.2022 - 08:37

country flag Mascotte wrote:

J'ai posé une question concernant les rangs envers sur une aiguille droite concernant le modèle 169-13je ne sais pas si les rangs envers doivent être tricoté à l'endroit ou à l'envers. Je me suis peut-être mal exprimé donc je n'ai pas eu la réponse attendue. Merci à vous

10.11.2022 - 12:08

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mascotte, suivez attentivement chaque diagramme et tricotez les mailles comme l'indique le symbole correspondant sur l'envers. Autrement dit, sur l'envers, les mailles doivent être tricotées comme indiqué dans les différents diagrammes, par ex 1 case blanche se tricotera à l'envers sur l'envers (cf 1er symbole); un point noir va se tricoter à l'endroit sur l''envers (cf 2ème symbole). Bon tricot!

10.11.2022 - 16:55

country flag Mascotte wrote:

Je suis novice avec les aiguilles circulaires je souhaiterais réaliser ce châle avec des aiguilles droites. Je ne sais comment tricoter sur l'envers. Pourriez-vous m'expliquer. Il s'agit du modèle 169-13. Merci d'avance

10.11.2022 - 08:55

country flag Mascotte wrote:

Je suis novice avec les aiguilles circulaires je souhaiterais réaliser ce châle avec des aiguilles droites. Je ne sais comment tricoter sur l\'envers. Pourriez-vous m\'expliquer merci d\'avance

10.11.2022 - 08:53

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mascotte, on tricote ici sur aiguille circulaire juste pour avoir suffisamment de place pour y loger toutes les mailes, vous pouvez donc utiliser des aiguilles droites, le résultat sera le même (plus d'"infos ici) - suivez attentivement la légende des diagrammes, ils montrent les rangs sur l'endroit (lisez-les de droite à gauche) et sur l'envers (lisez-les de gauche à droite) - voir aussi ici. Bon tricot!

10.11.2022 - 10:38

country flag Rachelle Perrier wrote:

J\'aimerais savoir pourquoi vous ne donnez pas le nombre de pelote nécessaire pour le travail Merci de prendre le temps de me répondre

28.05.2022 - 23:23

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Perrier, c'est le poids total de l'ouvrage requis qui est retenu et que vous retrouvez dans l'en-tête, autrement dit, pour ce châle, il vous faut 200 g DROPS Alpaca / 50 g la pelote = il vous faut 4 pelotes. Bon tricot!

30.05.2022 - 08:30

country flag CONDAMIN NICOLE wrote:

Bonjour, je ne comprends pas je tricote le modèle de chale 169-13, le tricot ne correspond pas du tout à l'image ????

04.04.2022 - 13:42

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Condamin, avez-vous pu regarder les photos des réalisations d'autres tricoteuses? La bordure au point de vagues que l'on voit sur la 2ème et la 3ème photo correspond à la fin du châle tricoté à partir de la pointe de gauche (sur la photo) jusqu'à la longueur de la diagonale droite. En espérant que ceci puisse vous aider. Bon tricot!

04.04.2022 - 15:11

country flag CONDAMIN NICOLE wrote:

Je fais le modèle du chale 169-13 il ne correspond pas au visuel

04.04.2022 - 12:59

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Condamin, notez bien que ce châle se tricote dans le sens de la longueur, en commençant par le point ajouré de l'une des pointes en haut du châle, en augmentant en même temps pour obtenir la longueur de l'autre diagonale. Retrouvez toutes les réalisations de ce châle sur Ravelry ici si cela peut vous aider. Bon tricot!

04.04.2022 - 15:09