DROPS / 171 / 33

Winter Drizzle by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS poncho with stripes turtle neck in rib and twined string with tassels, worked top down in ”Alpaca” and ”Brushed Alpaca Silk”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-762
Yarn group C + A or D
Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes in colour no 9020, light pearl grey
100-100-150 g colour no 501, light grey
150-150-200 g, colour no 517, medium grey
And use:
75 g for all sizes in colour no 02, light grey.
75 g for all sizes in colour no 03, grey.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 6 mm – or size needed to get 15 sts x 20 rows in stocking st with 1 strand of each yarn (= 2 strands) = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 4 mm for rib - or size needed to get 19 sts x 25 rows in stocking st with 2 strands Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm.

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100% Alpaca
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77% Alpaca, 23% Silk
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DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk uni colour DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk uni colour 1.70 £ /25g
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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 (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

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

Work all stripes with 2 strands in stocking st as follows:
STRIPE 1: Work 11-12-13 cm with Alpaca light pearl grey + Brushed Alpaca Silk light grey.
STRIPE 2: Work 11-13-14 cm with Alpaca light grey + Brushed Alpaca Silk light grey.
STRIPE 3: Work 12-13-14 cm with Alpaca medium grey + Brushed Alpaca Silk light grey.
STRIPE 4: Work 12-13-14 cm with Alpaca light grey + Brushed Alpaca Silk grey.
STRIPE 5: Work 12-13-14 cm (i.e. until finished measurements) with Alpaca medium grey + Brushed Alpaca Silk grey.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To calculate how often inc should be done, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 104 sts) and divide remaining sts by no of inc to be done (e.g. 8) = 13. I.e. in this example make 1 YO for every 13th st.

Work until marker, 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 1 YO. Repeat at each of the remaining markers. On next round K the YOs mid front and mid back to make holes and K the YO's on the sides twisted to avoid holes.


The poncho is worked top down. Work in the round down to sleeve edge. Then finish front and back piece back and forth separately. Work neck and sleeve edge with 2 strands Alpaca.

Cast on 104-116-120 sts with 2 strand Alpaca light pearl grey on circular needle size 4 mm. K 1 round. * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. When piece measures 13 cm, work 1 round as follows: * K 2, P 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Now work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above, while inc 8-12-16 sts evenly on 1st row in ridge - READ INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly) = 112-128-136 sts. On next round P YOs to create eyelet holes. Switch to circular needle size 6 mm. Now work STRIPES - see explanation above! On first round insert 4 markers as follows: Insert 1st marker at beg of round (= the side), then insert the remaining 3 markers with 28-32-34 sts between each marker: 2nd marker = mid front, 3rd marker = the side and 4th marker = mid back. After 3rd marker there are 28-32-34 sts on round. On next round inc 1 st in each side of each marker - Read INCREASE TIP-2! Inc like this at marker mid front and mid back every other round 46-50-54 times in total and at markers in the side every 4th round 20-23-27 times in total = 376-420-460 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Now divide into front and back piece and finish each part separately. Slip all sts between 3rd and 1st marker on a stitch holder for back piece = 188-210-230 sts for back piece.

There are now 188-210-230 sts for front piece.
NOTE: Continue inc mid front on every other row as before until finished measurements. Work as follows from beg of round: Cast off the first 3 sts (= sts between inc in the side and the next 2 sts), continue in stocking st until mid st in the inc in the next side, turn piece and cast off the first 2 sts. Then cast off 2 sts for sleeve edge at beg of every row until cast off has been done 12-14-15 times in each side = 163-181-199 sts. Then work 2 ridges in garter st over all sts on needle. Cast off.

Slip sts back on needle = 188-210-230 sts for back piece. NOTE: Continue inc on each side of marker mid back on every other row as before.
Work and cast off in each side as on front piece = 163-181-199 sts. Work 2 ridges and cast off.

Sew with 2 strands Alpaca medium grey the 2 ridges at the bottom on back and front piece tog with a couple of sts in each side (sleeve edge has a circumference of approx. 24-28-30 cm). Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Pick up 44-48-52 sts around sleeve edge on double pointed needles size 4 mm with 2 strands Alpaca medium grey. P 1 round. Then work rib * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. When rib measures 14 cm in all sizes, cast off with K over K and P over P.
Work the other sleeve edge the same way.

Cut 5 lengths Alpaca light pearl grey of 3.5 metres each. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold the string double so that it twines again. Make a knot at each end. Thread the tie up and down through the eyelet holes on neck. Cut 14 strands Alpaca light pearl grey + 14 strands Brushed Alpaca Silk light grey (= 28 strands in total) of 20 cm. Thread them through end on the twined string and distribute so that they are even. Place a strand around the tassel, tighten and make a knot. Repeat in the other end of string.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 21.10.2016
Correction: Added info about stripes in stocking st.
Updated online: 25.10.2016
Work until marker, 1 YO, K 1 (= mid st), 1 YO. Repeat at each of the remaining markers. On next round K the YOs mid front and mid back to make holes and K the YO\'s on the sides twisted to avoid holes.
Updated online: 13.12.2016
...Now work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above, while inc 8-12-16 sts evenly on 1st row in ridge - READ INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly) = 112-128-136 sts. On next round P YOs to create eyelet holes...


Rita 02.03.2018 - 21:50:

Min mor strikker denne ponchoen i str. l/xl. Hun seier det er beregnet for lite mellomgrått garn 517, hun regner med å bruke ca 250 g.

Gunilla Arvamo 13.02.2018 - 10:27:

Hej Stämmer verkligen avmaskningen vid ärmmudd? Får inte ihop det med antalet maskor. Mvh Gunilla

Marie 04.08.2017 - 23:13:

Bonjour, pourquoi le bas de mon poncho roule dans le bas, j'ai rabattu lâchement pourtant. Y a t'il un truc. merci

DROPS Design 07.08.2017 kl. 11:38:

Bonjour Marie, vous pouvez le bloquer: humidifiez le et faites le sécher bien à plat, avec des épingles inoxydables si besoin pour bien maintenir la bordure plate. Votre magasin DROPS aura probablement d'autres astuces pour vous, n'hésitez pas à le contacter, même par mail ou téléphone. Bon tricot!

Jenny 05.02.2017 - 21:50:

Hallo, ich komme mit den Abnahmen am Ende der Vorder- bzw. Rückseite nicht klar. Ich habe beidseitig 12x angenommen, nun hätte das Ärmelbündchen aber knapp 50 cm Umfang, also ca doppelt so viel wie nötig. Wenn ich nur 12 mal insgesamt abnehme, habe ich zwar die nötigen 24 cm Bündchen, aber zu viele Maschen.

DROPS Design 06.02.2017 kl. 11:15:

Liebe Jenny, die Abnahmen auf beiden Seiten werden 24 cm sein = 12 cm, so daß Sie für die Ärmel 24 cm Umfang haben. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Isabelle 01.02.2017 - 00:00:

Bonjour, je vous remercie pour ces précisions, j'ai maintenant bien compris que les diminutions de 2m se font 12 fois ET de chaque côté (à chaque rang) et donc 49 m diminuées. Du coups après le rapprochement du devant et derrière au niveau des 2 côtes j'ai une circonférence d'environ 48 cm de bordure de manche. Or je devrai avoir 24 cm selon l'explication. Merci de votre aide

DROPS Design 01.02.2017 kl. 09:35:

Bonjour Isabelle, vous rabattez d'un côté 24 m (12 x 2) et de l'autre 25 m (1x3 m + 11 x 2 m) soit 24 rangs = 12 cm. Vous faites quelques points de chaque côté pour les manches pour que la circonférence de la manche soit de 24 cm environ et vous relevez 44 m pour la manche. Bon tricot!

Isabelle 28.01.2017 - 15:15:

Bonjour Après division On a 188 m, pour les manches, il y a les (3+2m) 5 m à diminuer selon explications + les 2m à diminuer 12 fois (soit 24m) ce qui fait - 29 m au total, et en même temps les augmentations des jetés pour les jours devant (soit 6 augmentations de chaque côté du marqueur) +12m. Donc j'arrive à 188-29+12= 171 m or on doit arriver à 163 m. Il y a quelque chose que je n'ai pas du bien comprendre. Pouvez vous m'aider ? Merci

DROPS Design 30.01.2017 kl. 11:12:

Bonjour Isabelle, on doit rabattre 12 fois de chaque côté, soit 1 x 3 m et 11 x 2 m d'un côté et 12 x 2 m de l'autre (= 49 m rabattues au total) + 12 x 2 m augmentées tous les 2 rangs = +24 m. On avait 188 m - 49 + 24 = 163 m. Bon tricot!

EVANGELIA VISVIKI 19.01.2017 - 16:01:

I' like a clarification, on the number of using strands. For the rib we use 2 strands of Alpaca light grey and then when we start with stripes we use as third strand the Brushed Alpaca Silk, or we use 1 strand of Alpaca an 1 strand of Brushed Alpaca. As I have already used 3 strands of yarn, knitting the first stripe, do you think the garment is going to be too heavy or too wide?

DROPS Design 19.01.2017 kl. 16:40:

Dear Mrs Visviki, at the beg you work rib with 2 strands Alpaca, then work 1 ridge, then continue with stripes, ie 1 strand Alpaca + 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk. 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk can be replaced by 2 strands Alpaca, read more here. Happy kniting!

Marijke 09.12.2016 - 18:05:

Na het breien van de col volgt een toer *2r, 2av samen, 1 omsl*. Bij de volgende toer staat dan: 'brei de omslag gedraaid av om gaatjes te voorkomen.' Maar het is toch juist de bedoeling dat er gaatjes gebreid worden, om straks het koord door te halen??

DROPS Design 13.12.2016 kl. 12:11:

Hoi Marijke. Ik ben het met je eens. De omsl onder de col moeten niet gedraaid gebreid worden. Ik zal een correctie regelen. Bedankt voor het melden.

Chrystelle 08.11.2016 - 22:12:

Bonjour, j'ai divisé les 2 parties (dos/devant). Je ne comprends pas pour les 3 mailles à rabattre et doit-on continuer avec les aiguilles circulaires ou des aiguilles droites en jersey (endroit et envers) ? Merci

DROPS Design 09.11.2016 kl. 10:00:

Bonjour Chrystelle, on continue maintenant chaque pièce séparément, comme avant, c'est-à-dire en allers et retours (sur aiguilles droites ou circulaires), en jersey avec les augmentations au milieu devant tous les 2 rangs (= tous les rangs sur l'endroit). En même temps, rabattez les 3 premières m au début du 1er rang sur l'endroit et rabattez les 2 premières m au début du 1er rang sur l'envers. Continuez ainsi en rabattant 2 m au début de chaque rang jusqu'à ce que 12-14-15 m aient été rabattues. Bon tricot!

Chrystelle 24.10.2016 - 10:35:

Bonjour, Ma question précédente concerne le 1er rang des rayures en jersey pour les augmentation 2, juste savoir si les jetés des côtés servent juste à faire une augmentation ou un jour comme le devant/dos ?

DROPS Design 25.10.2016 kl. 12:29:

Bonjour Chrystelle, une précision va être apporter aux augmentations, on tricote les jetés à l'end au tour suivant au milieu devant et au milieu dos, mais on les tricote torse à l'end sur les côtés. Bon tricot!

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