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Lavender Grove by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS poncho in seed st, detachable collar, worked top down in 2 strands Cloud or 4 strands Air. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no co-035
Yarn group E + E or F
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL - XXXL
Measurements for detachable collar: Measurements: Circumference: 70 cm / 27½'' Height: 30 cm / 11 3/4''
DROPS CLOUD from Garnstudio
800-900-950-1050 g color no 08, purple fog

Or use:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio
850-1000-1050-1150 g colour no 16, blue

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm / 24'' and 32'') SIZE 15 mm/US 19 - or size needed to get 7 sts x 10 rows in seed st with 2 strands Cloud or 4 strands Air = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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72% Alpaca, 21% Polyamide, 7% Wool
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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.
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 = K2 rows.

Round/row 1: * K 1, P 1 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 1.
Round/row 2: K over P and P over K.
Repeat 2nd round/row.

First inc 8 sts on round. When inc on each shoulder/side are done, inc 4 sts on round.
Inc 1 st by making a YO. On next round work YO twisted to avoid holes. Work YO twisted K or twisted P so that new sts fit in seed st.

Worked in the round on circular needle, top down.
Cast on 32-40-40-48 sts with 2 strands Cloud or 4 strands Air on circular needle size 15 mm / US 19. Work 1 ridge in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Work next round as follows * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the rest of round. On next round K all sts and YOs to make holes. Now insert 4 markers in the piece and work pattern as follows: K 1, insert 1st marker in this st (= right shoulder/side), work SEED ST - see explanation above, over the next 7-9-9-11 sts, K 1, insert 2nd marker in this st (= mid front), seed st over the next 7-9-9-11 sts, K 1, insert 3rd marker in this st (= left shoulder/side), seed st over the next 7-9-9-11 sts, K 1, insert 4th marker in this st (= mid back), work seed st over the remaining 7-9-9-11 sts. Continue like this in the round. On next round inc 1 st on each side of every K st with marker - Read INCREASE TIP! Inc like this every other round 6 times in total = 80-88-88-96 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE Then work inc mid front and mid back every other round 16-16-17-16 more times, AT THE SAME TIME inc on each shoulder/side every 4th round 2 more times = 152-160-164-168 sts. Piece now measures approx. 44-44-45-44 cm / 17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17 3/4"-17 1/4" measured along K sts mid front.
Now continue inc on each side of K sts mid front and mid back and divide piece in front piece, back piece and sleeve as follows:
Work the first 10-11-11-12 sts and slip them on a stitch holder (= half sleeve), work the next 57-59-61-61 sts and slip these sts on a stitch holder (= front piece), then work the next 19-21-21-23 sts before slipping them on a stitch holder (= sleeve), work the next 57-59-61-61 sts (= back piece) and keep them on the needle, work the remaining 9-10-10-11 sts (= half sleeve) and slip the on the same stitch holder as the first 10-11-11-12 sts on round (= sleeve). Cut the yarn.

= 59-61-63-63 sts. Continue back and forth over sts on back piece as follows:
Beg from WS and work seed st back and forth, continue inc on each side of the K sts with marker on every row from RS 3 more times = 65-67-69-69 sts. P 1 row from WS, and bind off with K from RS.

Slip the 59-61-63-63 sts from stitch holder back on circular needle size 15 mm / US 19. Beg from WS and work as back piece.

Worked back and forth on circular needle. Now measure the piece from here.
Cast on 8 sts with 2 strands Cloud on circular needle size 15 mm / US 19. Work the 19-21-21-23 sts in seed st from one of the stitch holders for sleeve on to needle, cast on 8 new sts at the end of row = 35-37-37-39 sts. Work next row from WS as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, * P 1, K 1 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, P 1, 1 edge st in garter st. Continue rib with K over K and P over P with 1 edge st in garter st in each side until piece measures 18 cm / 7''. Bind off sts with K over K and P over P.
Work the other cuff the same way.

Sew cuff tog inside 1 edge st in garter st in each side, then sew the new sts that where cast on under sleeve to each side of front/back piece of the poncho. Repeat in the other side.

Cut 2 lengths of 3 metres/3.25 yds each. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold the string double so that they twines again. Make a knot at each end. Beg mid front on poncho and thread tie up and down through eyelet row.
Cut 10 lengths of yarn of 30 cm / 11 3/4''. 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.

Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 49 sts with 2 strands Cloud on circular needle size 15 mm / US 19. K 1 round. Now work SEED ST - see explanation above! When piece measures 30 cm / 11 3/4'', K 1 round. Bind off while working K.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

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Eva 15.09.2018 - 20:57:

I am sorry to bother you again regarding this pattern please help me. I am at the stage of having knitted 160 sts and piece measures 44cm. Instruction stating to divide pieces back, front, and sleeves, which I did and cut the yarn as instructions. Now I need to work the back piece inc. every RS row 3 times = only 6 rows. If I do that the whole thing will not be long enough as an extra 6 rows will give appx 2" so it will be a neck warmer not a poncho, as I cut the yarn when it reached 44cm.

DROPS Design 17.09.2018 kl. 08:49:

Dear Eva, make sure your tension is right you should have 10 rows in seed stitch = 4" in height - and check your measurements with the measurement chart at the bottom of the pattern. Happy knitting!

Eva 13.09.2018 - 18:20:

I am still very confused, please help me I have started the poncho 4 times now Ie. On the first increase row when increasing 1 stitch on either side of the marker I keep getting the moss stitch muddled up and each time I am getting either 2 Knit or 2 Purl stitch together. (Somehow the numbers don't add up. Ie. start Knit one, p,k,p,k =...9 stitches put a marker on the 10th Knitt stitch, then p,k,p,k ..9, and put marker On next knitt stitch as instruction, )

DROPS Design 14.09.2018 kl. 08:13:

Dear Eva, the marker should be in one stitch, you will then increase in moss stitch before this stitch with marker (= P or K this stitch depending on your last st worked), knit the stitch with marker and increase in moss stitch after the stitch with marker (K or P this stitch depending on how you have to work the next stitch). This way, you may have K2 at the marker (including the st with marker) but on next round, the st with marker will be K and the other K will be worked P in moss st. Happy knitting!

Eva 11.09.2018 - 14:20:

Please help me, I am struggling to work out the gauge for this poncho because I am about to use ESKIMO yarn where the tension is 11 st & 15 rows in 10 cm knitted with size 8 mm needles. This poncho's tension is 7 st 10 rows in 10 cm. I don't know what to do should I double the yarn and needle size, or use the largest size to achieve the small size poncho? in that case how much yarn would I need to complete a s/m size poncho? I very much appreciate your help.

DROPS Design 11.09.2018 kl. 14:41:

Dear Eva, DROPS Cloud was yarn group E as Eskimo, ie you should get the same tension with 1 strand Eskimo - adjust the needle size if necessary. Happy knitting!

Mona 31.08.2018 - 17:04:

Hei. Hvis jeg skal benytte polaris i denne oppskriften, hvor mange nøster må jeg beregne? Og hvilken pinne størrelse bør jeg benytte?

DROPS Design 01.09.2018 kl. 12:22:

Hei Mona, Når du bruker et annet garn enn det i oppskriften, kan du bruke vår garnkalkulator. Det er også lurt å strikke en prøvelapp på 10 x 10 cm for å se om du har riktige strikkefasthet og riktige pinne størrelse. God fornøyelse!

Isabel Valenzuela Giovanetti 25.05.2018 - 00:27:

Terminé el poncho pero no sé hasta donde hay quecoser los costados. Si llego muy arriba queda muy estrecho.

Maria Cristina 16.05.2018 - 12:33:

No se tejer con agujas circulares ,hay alguna forma de convertirlo para tejer con agujas derechas gracias

DROPS Design 20.05.2018 kl. 19:31:

Hola María Cristina, sí, muchos de los patrones de DROPS se pueden trabajar con 2 agujas, pero tienes que hacer los cálculos adicionales tú misma o acudir a una tienda de DROPS para que te ayuden.

Susanne 02.04.2018 - 23:02:

I have knitted this sweater the end of the Back Piece instructions. I have not yet cast off though because the picture appears that the sweater is decreased to a point in the front and back yet the instructions have no mention of any decreasing....how then are the points formed?\r\nYour assistance is appreciated.

DROPS Design 03.04.2018 kl. 10:07:

Dear Suzanne, poncho is worked top down increasing in the middle of back and front piece. When working back piece back and forth, continue increasing in the middle of back piece as you did before, this will create the tip in the middle. Happy knitting!

Jette Andersen 02.01.2018 - 14:08:

Hej Drops. Er det rigtigt at man skal strikke rundt med 32 m på en 60 cm lang rundpind, det syntes jeg er umuligt. Venlig hilsen Jette

DROPS Design 03.01.2018 kl. 11:32:

Hei Jette. Dert skal strikkes med dobbelt tråd eller 4-dobbelt tråd, slik at det blir en ganske "tykk" tråd. Men det går fint å bruke en 60 cm lang rundpinne. God Fornøyelse!

Donata 29.11.2017 - 04:08:

Was very interested in purchasing this garment.I could never make this poncho and wanted to know where to buy one. Thanks

DROPS Design 29.11.2017 kl. 09:28:

Dear Donata, we are offering only free pattern not finished project. You can contact any DROPS store in your country to ask them if they have any possibility to make it for you. Happy knitting!

Paula 06.11.2017 - 16:13:

Thank you for the help. If this pattern is doing the moss stitch shouldn't we cast on an odd number of stitches? It says to cast on 32,40, etc.

DROPS Design 07.11.2017 kl. 08:23:

Dear Paula, you will work moss stitch over an odd number of sts: ie 7-9-9-11 sts in moss st with K1 in between (where you add markers). Happy knitting!

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