DROPS / 171 / 13

Aurora Borealis by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl with zig-zag pattern, lace pattern and stripes in ”Alpaca”.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-754
Yarn group A
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Measurements: Width at the top: 148 cm Length in the middle: 74 cm
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
150 g colour no 7240, petrol
100 g colour no 6360, blue
100 g colour no 4400, dark purple
50 g colour no 7815 green/turquoise

NOTE: If the shawl is worked with one colour 350 g are used of Alpaca.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

MEASUREMENTS
All measurements given in pattern are measured at the longest.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.
When diagram A.6 and A.1b are repeated, there are more and more sts between YO and dec (dec = slip 2 sts as if to K, K 1, pass the 2 slipped sts over) than shown in diagram, note that the dec will repeat vertically over themselves until finished measurements.
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SHAWL:
Worked top down, back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. Cast on 5 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with blue.

STRIPE 1 (stocking st):
ROW 1 (= WS): * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains, K 1 = 9 sts.
ROW 2 (= RS): K all sts.
ROW 3 (= WS): K 2, * 1 YO, K 1 *, repeat from *-* 6 times in total, finish with K 1 = 15 sts.

Then work pattern as follows, beg from RS: Work 2 edge sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, repeat A.1a 6 times in total but on last repetition do not work last st in diagram (i.e. last repetition = 1 st), finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue pattern like this. Work edge sts in garter st until finished measurements. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When A.1a has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 117 sts on needle (= 19 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.1a and 18 sts in the last repetition). Piece measures approx. 12 cm - READ MEASUREMENTS.

STRIPE 2 (lace pattern):
Switch colour to petrol. Work A.1b over A.1a. Then work lace pattern as follows: Work 2 edge sts in garter st, * A.2 over the next 2 sts, repeat A.3 (= 7 sts) over the next 14 sts (= 2 times in total in width), A.4 over the next 3 sts *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total, then work A.2 over the next 2 sts, repeat A.3 (= 7 m) over the next 14 sts (= 2 times in total in width), A.4 over the next 2 sts (i.e. do not work last st in A.4), finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue pattern like this. When A.2 to A.4 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 201 sts on needle (= 33 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.2 to A.4 and 32 sts in the last repetition of A.2 to A.4). Work next row as follows from RS: Work 2 edge sts in garter st, repeat A.5a (= 33 sts) 6 times in total in width but on last repetition in width do not work last st in diagram, finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. When A.5a has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 207 sts on needle (= 34 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions and 33 sts in the last repetition).

STRIPE 3 (stocking st):
Switch colour to green/turquoise. Work A.5b over A.5a. When A.5b has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 255 sts on needle (= 42 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions and 41 sts in the last repetition). Piece measures approx. 26 cm.

Work 2 edge sts in garter st, work and inc as A.6a 6 times in total but on last repetition in width do not work last st in diagram, finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. When A.6a has been worked 3 times vertically - READ PATTERN, there are 327 sts on needle (= 54 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.6a and 53 sts in the last repetition).

Then work A.6b over A.6a (note that dec will continue over itself vertically until finished measurements) AT THE SAME TIME on first row in A.6b dec 4 sts evenly on each side of dec in every A.6b (= 8 sts dec in every A.6b = 48 sts dec in total on entire shawl) = 285 sts on needle (= 47 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.6b and 46 sts in the last repetition). Piece measures approx. 37 cm.

STRIPE 4 (lace pattern):
Switch colour to dark purple. Work A.1b over A.6b.

Then work lace pattern as follows: Work 2 edge sts in garter st, * A.2 over the next 2 sts, repeat A.3 (= 7 sts) over the next 42 sts (= 6 times in total in width), A.4 over the next 3 sts *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total, then work A.2 over the next 2 sts, repeat A.3 (= 7 m) over the next 42 sts (= 6 times in total in width), A.4 over the next 2 sts (i.e. do not work last st in A.4), finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue pattern like this.

When A.2 to A.4 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 369 sts on needle (= 61 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.2 to A.4 and 60 sts in the last repetition of A.2 to A.4). Work next row as follows from RS: Work 2 edge sts in garter st, repeat A.6b 6 times in total in width but on last repetition do not work last st in diagram, finish with 2 edge sts in garter st = 375 sts (= 62 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.6b and 61 sts in the last repetition). Piece measures approx. 50 cm.

STRIPE 5 (stocking st):
Switch to blue. Work A.1b AT THE SAME TIME on first row inc 4 sts evenly on each side of dec in every A.1b (= 8 sts inc in every A.1b = 48 sts inc in total on entire shawl) = 423 sts (= 70 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.1b and 69 sts in the last repetition).

Work 2 edge sts in garter st, work and inc as A.6a 6 times in total but on last repetition do not work last st in diagram, finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. When A.6a has been worked 3 times vertically, there are 495 sts on needle (= 82 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.6a and 81 sts in the last repetition).

then work A.6b over A.6a AT THE SAME TIME on first row in A.6b dec 4 sts evenly on each side of dec in every A.6b (= 8 sts dec in every A.6b = 48 sts dec in total on entire shawl) = 453 sts on needle (= 75 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.6b and 74 sts in the last repetition). Piece measures approx. 61 cm.

STRIPE 6 (lace pattern):
Switch colour to petrol. Work A.1b over A.6b.
Then work lace pattern as follows: Work 2 edge sts in garter st, * A.2 over the next 2 sts, repeat A.3 (= 7 sts) over the next 70 sts (= 10 times in total in width), A.4 over the next 3 sts *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total, then work A.2 over the next 2 sts, repeat A.3 (= 7 sts) over the next 70 sts (= 10 times in total in width), A.4 over the next 2 sts (i.e. do not work last st in A.4), finish with 2 edge sts in garter st. Continue pattern like this. When A.2 to A.4 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 537 sts on needle (= 89 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.2 to A.4 and 88 sts in the last repetition of A.2 to A.4).

Work next row as follows from RS: Work 2 edge sts in garter st, repeat A.6b 6 times in total but on last repetition do not work last st in diagram, finish with 2 edge sts in garter st = 543 sts (= 90 sts in each of the first 5 repetitions of A.6a and 89 sts in the last repetition). Loosely cast off. Piece measures approx. 74 cm.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= K from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts, DO NOT work YO twisted on next row, it should make hole
= 1 YO between 2 sts, work YO twisted on next row, it should NOT make hole
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 2 sts tog as if to K, K 1, pass the 2 slipped sts over



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