DROPS / 167 / 2

Becca by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS top with wave pattern, round yoke, raglan and A-shape in ”Paris”. Worked top down. Size: S - XXXL.

  • Becca / DROPS 167-2 - Knitted DROPS top with wave pattern, round yoke, raglan and A-shape in ”Paris”. Worked top down. Size: S - XXXL.
DROPS design: Pattern no w-585
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
350-400-400-450-500-550 g color no 59, light old pink

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm / 24'' and 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 - or size needed to get 23 sts x 24 rows in wave pattern or 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

Knitting tension – See how to measure it and why here
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.
See diagram A.1. See diagram for size!

GARTER ST (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

Inc for raglan on each side of every marker (= 8 sts inc):
Work until 1 st before marker, 1 YO, K 2 (marker is in the middle of these sts), 1 YO. On next round K YO twisted to avoid holes.

Worked in the round from mid back, top down. Cast on 88-88-88-104-104-104 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Paris. Work A.1 (= 8 repetitions of A.1 - see diagram for your size). REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When A.1 has been worked one time vertically, there is 152-168-184-200-200-216 sts on round and piece measures approx. 10-10-10-10-12-12 cm / 4"-4"-4"-4"-4 3/4"-4 3/4". Insert 4 markers in the piece as follows: 1 marker after the first 25-28-31-34-35-39 sts, next marker after another 26-28-30-32-30-30 sts, next marker after another 50-56-62-68-70-78 sts and last marker after another 26-28-30-32-30-30 sts (= 25-28-31-34-35-39 sts remain on needle after last marker). Continue working stockinette st over all sts while AT THE SAME TIME inc for raglan as follows - READ RAGLAN. Inc every 4th round 4-5-6-5-0-0 times, then every other round 1-0-0-2-10-12 times (5-5-6-7-10-12 times in total ) = 192-208-232-256-280-312 sts. Work next round as follows: Work 30-33-37-41-45-51 sts (= half back piece), slip the next 36-38-42-46-50-54 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8 sts new sts, work the next 60-66-74-82-90-102 sts (= front piece), slip the next 36-38-42-46-50-54 sts on a stitch holder for sleeve, cast on 8 new sts, work the last 30-33-37-41-45-51 sts (= half back piece).

= 136-148-164-180-196-220 sts. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. Insert a marker in each side, in the middle of the new sts that were cast on. Work in stockinette st. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', inc 1 st on each side of markers (= 4 sts inc), repeat inc every 5-5-6-6-7-7 cm / 2''-2''-2 3/8''-2 3/8''-2 3/4''-2 3/4'' 5 more times = 160-172-188-204-220-244 sts. Work until piece measures 38-39-40-41-42-43 cm / 15-15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17'', work 2 ridges over all sts. Bind off. Piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26'' from shoulder.

Slip sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8, pick up 1 st in each of the 8 new sts under armhole = 44-46-50-54-58-62 sts. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Bind off.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

symbols = K
symbols = P
symbols = K 2 tog
symbols = 1 YO between 2 sts

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 167-2) 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 (20)

country flag Juuli 11.01.2021 - 19:49:

Onko ohjeessa otettu huomioon puuvillalangan kutistuminen?

user icon DROPS Design 23.03.2021 kl. 16:51:

Langan vyötteestä löydät pesuohjeet. Kun seuraat niitä, vaate ei kutistu. Aseta aina neule mittoihinsa kuivumaan.

country flag Carmen 13.05.2019 - 11:52:

Top schluss 256 m.die naechste runde 41 m str halbes rueckent. Die n. 45 m.stillegen 8 n.m.anschlagen, die n.82 m str. Vorderteil, die n. 46 m. Stillegen fuer aermelbl. 8 neue m.anschl. die letzten 41 m.str. halbes rueckenteil, rumpfteil. = 180 ich habe aber fuer 164 m. Und nicht 180 m. Was ist falsch?

user icon DROPS Design 13.05.2019 kl. 12:43:

Liebe Carmen, es sind 41 M (halbes Rückenteil) + 8 M (unter dem Arm) + 82 M (Vorderteil) + 8 M (unter dem Arm) + 41 M (halbes Rückenteil)= 41+8+82+8+41= 180 M - und es sind jetzt 2 Mal 46 M für die Ärmel stillgelegt (= 41 + 46 + 82 + 46 + 41= 256 M). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Carmen 07.05.2019 - 13:38:

Es ist nicht klar 8 arbeite die Grösse xl 104 m. Mit dem Muster a. 1 sind es am Schluss 209 m. Für raglanzubahme 4.r.5 x arb. Jede 2.runde 2x arb. Insgesamt 7x =256 Maschen? Ist das richtig

user icon DROPS Design 07.05.2019 kl. 16:13:

Liebe Carmen, in die 4. Größe starten Sie mit 104 M, nach A.1 haben Sie 200 M, dann nehmen Sie für Raglan 8 Maschen zu (= 1 M auf beiden Seiten jeder Markierung): in jeder 4. Runde 5 Mal und dann in jeder 2. Runde 2 Mal (= insgesamt 7 Zunahmenrunde) = 200 M + 8 M x 7 = 256 M. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Corcoy Y Riera Carmen 07.05.2019 - 11:13:

Guten morgen ich verstehe hier beim raglanzuhnane nicht 4 rd. 5x arb. Das habe ich verstanden aber weiter in jeder 2 r. 2x arb.? Ingesamnt und d a n noch 7x Zunahme?

user icon DROPS Design 07.05.2019 kl. 13:23:

Liebe Frau Corcoy Y Riera, die Raglanzunahmen werden so gestrickt (1. Grösse): 8 Maschen -siehe RAGLANZUNAHMEN- werden in jeder 4. Reihe 4 Mal, dann 2 Reihe höher 1 x zugenommen (= 5 Zunahmenrunde im Total x 8 Zunahmen = 152 + 40= 192 M. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Carmen 25.04.2019 - 13:48:

Danke aber das lochm. X 7 sondern 8x 1 umschl. 1 m. Rechts bitte schauen sie genau das lochmuster u. Das diagram

user icon DROPS Design 25.04.2019 kl. 15:51:

Liebe Carmen, in der Größe L stricken Sie: (1 Umschlag, 1 M re) x 7, 1 M re - in den Größen XL bis XXXL stricken Sie: (1 M re, 1 Umschlag) x 8, 1 M re. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Carmen 25.04.2019 - 12:02:

Ich habe 104 m angeschlagen 1. Reihe lochmuster am Ende 136 m. Aber wenn ich beim 2. Reihe lochm. 2 m. =4 m. Zusammenstricken ist das lochmuster verschoben nicht vor dem 1. Reihe lochmuster das geht nicht auf

user icon DROPS Design 25.04.2019 kl. 13:37:

Liebe Carmen, es kann so aussehen, aber wenn die Wellen fertig sind, werden sie übereinander passen - siehe Foto. Nach 1. Lochreihe haben Sie 4 M mehr in jedem A.1, beim 2. Lochreihe stricken Sie 2 x 2 M re zs, (1 Umschlag, 1 M re) x 7, 1 Umschlag, 2 x 2 M re zs = 19-23 M je nach der Grösse. Beim 3. Lochmuster werden nur 2 Maschen zugenommen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Carmen 24.04.2019 - 17:31:

Ich habe Problem mit dem lochmuster 2 m zusammenstricken rechts wieder 2 m zusammenstricken, eine Masche rechts und ein umschlag das 8 mal, aber das lochmuster geht nicht auf es verschiebt sich nach hinten, aber das lochmuster ist verschoben, den rapport zeigt das 1 lochmuster vorher was mache ich falach

user icon DROPS Design 25.04.2019 kl. 08:53:

Liebe Carmen, bei den 2. Lochmusterreihe in A.1 werden Sie 4 Maschen in jedem A.1 zunehmen, deshalb stricken Sie nur 4 Abnahmen (= 2 re zs je am Anfang und Ende des Rapports) und 8 Umschläge inzwischen (= wie im Diagram gezeigt). Setzen Sie Markierer zwischen jedem Rapport, so wird es einfacher, das Muster zu folgen (und die Maschenanzahl zu prüfen). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Carmen 26.03.2019 - 11:31:

Il lavoro il modello 167-2 xl 104 maglie, e non mi drovo col diagramma devo lavorare 2 m insieme a dir, 2 m dir, 6 volte gettato, 2 m dir , 2 m insieme a dir, 13 maglie come diagramma , e poi inizio ti nuovo con 2 m insieme a dir? E la fine delle 104 maglie di finisce con 2 m insiemme a dir. Grazie

user icon DROPS Design 26.03.2019 kl. 12:16:

Buongiorno Carmen. Per la taglia xl, la quarta riga del diagramma A1, si lavora come segue: 2 m insieme a dir, 2 m dir, 1 gettato, 1 dir, 1 gettato, 1 dir, 1 gettato, 1 dir, 1 gettato, 1 dir, 1 gettato, 1 dir, 1 gettato, 2 m dir, 2 m insieme a dir e poi riprende dall’inizio. Questo giro finisce con 2 m insieme a dir. Buon lavoro!

country flag Rossella 22.02.2019 - 20:58:

Salve, non riesco a capire il vostro diagramma, il fatto è che non capisco come da 88 maglie si va a finire a 152. Ho provato a fare il digramma due volte ma non mi ridanno i conti. All'inizio ci sono due maglie insieme e poi i gettati.. ma le due maglie insieme si contano all'inizio e alla fine del disegno? scusate ma no riesco mai a capire i vostri diagrammi.. Potete aiutarmi???

user icon DROPS Design 22.02.2019 kl. 21:40:

Buongiorno Rossella. P.es, per la taglia S, la quarta riga del diagramma viene lavorata in questo modo: 2 m insieme a dir, 2 m dir, 1 gettato, 1 dir, 1 gettato, 1 dir, 1 gettato, 1 dir, 1 gettato, 2 dir, 2 m insieme a dir. In questo modo vengono aumentate 2 maglie. Ogni ripetizione inizia con 11 m e finisce con 19 m, arrivando così a 152 maglie finali. Buon lavoro!

country flag Karine 14.11.2018 - 19:58:

Bonjour, je fais ce modèle en M. On dit au début de monter 88 mailles et ensuite de suivre le diagramme A1 qui contient 21 mailles. À la fin du premier tour, il me reste 4 mailles don't je ne sais quoi faire avec... Vous pouvez m'aider?

user icon DROPS Design 14.11.2018 kl. 20:16:

Bonjour Karine! On commencant par le bas du diagramme vous verrez que le diagramme A.1 contient 11 mailles (21 est a la fin du diagramme). 11 x 8 fois = 88 mailles. Comment lire les diagrammes des points fantaisie dans les explications vous trouverez ICI. Bon tricot!

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