DROPS / 173 / 21

Winter Wired by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS hat, neck warmer and wrist warmers with cables in ”Puna”.

DROPS design: Pattern no pu-008
Yarn group B
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HAT:
Size: S - M - L
Head circumference: 54/56 – 56/58 – 58/60 cm.
Materials:
DROPS PUNA from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes in colour no 04, taupe

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 3.5 mm for rib - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

NECK WARMER:
Size: S - M - L
Measurements: Fits chest measurements 88-104-126 cm, height: 27-28-29 cm
Materials:
DROPS PUNA from Garnstudio
150-150-200 g colour no 04, taupe

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm - or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 4 mm for rib - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

WRIST WARMERS:
Size: S/M – L
Materials:
DROPS PUNA from Garnstudio
50 g for both sizes in colour no 04, taupe

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 mm for rib - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

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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.
HAT:
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. See diagram for correct size.
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HAT:
Worked in the round on circular needle, switch to double pointed needles when needed. Cast on 114-120-126 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm with Puna. Work * A.1 (– see diagram for correct size = 12-14-16 sts), A.2a (= 26 sts) *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total in width. When piece measures 3-3-4 cm, work A.2b over A.2a, work remaining sts in pattern as before. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When A.2b has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 120-126-132 sts on needle. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm. Work * 12-14-16 sts in stocking st, A.3 (= 28 sts) over A.2 *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total in width. Repeat A.3 3 times in total vertically. Piece measures approx. 17-17-18 cm. * Work and dec as A.4 (see diagram for correct size = 12-14-16 sts) over the sts in stocking st and work and dec as A.5 over A.3 *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total in width. When A4 and A.5 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 27 sts on needle. K 2 and 2 sts tog until 1 st remains, K 1 = 14 sts. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. Hat measures approx. 25-25-26 cm.
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NECK WARMER:
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.6 to A.9.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec as follows before A.8: Work until 3 sts remain before A.8, K 2 tog, K 1.
Dec as follows after A.8: K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
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NECK WARMER:
Worked in the round. Cast on 310-330-350 sts on circular needle size 4 mm with Puna. Work A.6 (= 33 sts), K 2, work rib (= P 3/K 2) over the next 120-130-140 sts, A.6 over the next 33 sts, K 2, work rib (= P 3/K 2) over the last 120-130-140 sts. Continue like this until piece measures 4 cm. Switch to circular needle size 4.5 mm. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION

Work next round as follows: Work A.7 over A.6, K 2, * P 2 tog, P 1, K 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 120-130-140 sts (= 24-26-28 sts dec), A.7 over A.6, K 2, * P 2 tog, P 1, K 2 *, repeat from *-* over the next 120-130-140 sts (= 24-26-28 sts dec). When A.7 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 252-268-284 sts on needle.

Work next round as follows: Work A.8 (= 28 sts), K 2, work rib (= P 2/K 2) over the next 96-104-112 sts, A.8 over the next 28 sts, K 2, work rib (= P 2/K 2) over the last 96-104-112 sts. Continue pattern like this AT THE SAME TIME on every other round dec 1 st on each side of each A.8 (= 4 sts dec on every other round) – READ DECREASE TIP. Continue dec like this until piece measures 22-23-24 cm = approx. 160-168-180 cm. Adjust so that next round is 1 round where there are 28 sts in diagram A.8. Switch to circular needle size 4 mm and A.9 (= 28 sts) over A.8. When A.9 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are approx. 156-164-176 sts on needle. Then work P over P and K over K until piece measures 27-28-29 cm. Cast off sts with K over K and P over P.
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WRIST WARMERS:
PATTERN:
See diagram A.10 to A.12 and A.2. See diagram for correct size.
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WRIST WARMER:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 40-44 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm with Puna. Work A.10 (see diagram for correct size = 14-18 sts), then A.2 (= 26 sts). When piece measures 3 cm, work A.2b over A.2a, work remaining sts as before. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When A.2b has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 42-46 sts on needle. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm. Work 14-18 sts in stocking st and A.11 over A.2. Repeat A.11 vertically. When piece measures 17-18 cm, adjust so that next round is 1 round where there are 28 sts in diagram A.11. Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. Work A.10 over the first 14-18 sts and work A.12a over A.11. When A.12a has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 40-44 sts on needle. Then repeat A.12b over A.12a until piece measures 21-22 cm. Cast off sts with K over K and P over P. Work another wrist warmer the same way.

Diagram

= K
= P
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2, psso.
= no stitch, skip this square
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
= P this st tog with next P st
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
= P 2 tog




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 173-21) 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 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.

On a jacket measures are never taken along bands, unless specifically stated. Always measure inside band stitches when measuring the length.

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 (22)

Carla 17.02.2020 - 23:41:

The last two rows of motif A.11 have ten stitches less than all the previous motif rows (missing five in each side). Where did they go? How are those last two rows to be worked? Thanks.

DROPS Design 18.02.2020 kl. 10:05:

Dear Carla, when you work the lace patterns over 3 sts on each side of A.11 you will have only 2 sts on row 3 and again 2 stitches on row 4 - so just remember that the "missing" stitch in each of these place is matching the lace pattern (see here). After you have worked the first 4 rows in A.11, repeat A.11 from row 1 over the first 5 stitches and last 5 stitches and work the last 2 rows in A.11 over the middle stitches, the repeats are worked over a different number of rows. Happy knitting!

Eli 31.01.2020 - 07:51:

Nå har jeg strikket de fire cm. på halsen, men da blir dette uforståelig. Jeg har strikket mye, men denne oppskriften er vanskelig, og dårlig forklart. Jeg har strikket ei lue, men det ble frihåndsstrikking. Hals og felling, eller hva jeg gjør etter de 4 cm. Kan jeg få ei forklaring som er forståelig? Rekket opp 3 ganger

DROPS Design 31.01.2020 kl. 08:46:

Hei Eli, Neste omgang er slik: Strikke A.7 over A.6 og 2 rett. Etter det er det et parti som gjentas bortover = (2 masker vrang sammen, 1 maske vrang, 2 masker rett). Dette utgjør 5 masker (med 1 maske felt hver gang), gjentatt fram til du har strikket 120-130-140 masker, eller slutten av omgangen. Du fortsetter med dette mønster til A.7 har blitt strikket ferdig 1 gang i høyden; og har 252-268-284 masker igjen på pinnen. Håper dette hjelper og god fornøyelse!

Fanny Deflandre 23.11.2019 - 15:22:

Bonjour,pour le tour de cou pour les diminutions après A8 il est indiqué glisser une maille endroit ,1 maille à l'endroit,une maille endroit passé la maille glissé par dessus la maille la maille tricoté.je ne comprend pas car il y a 2 mailles endroit alors comment fait t'on merci

DROPS Design 25.11.2019 kl. 11:22:

Bonjour Mme Deflandre, vous parlez du 1er rang de A.9? on diminue b ien 1 m endroit au 1er rang de A.9 (et à 2 reprises), au 2ème rang de A.9, on a 2 m end dans chaque section en mailles endroit du diagramme. Bon tricot!

PLRD 29.04.2019 - 21:13:

I am knitting the neck warmer and am working on the A8 chart in the pattern. I am working on row 3 of the pattern. For the " slip 1 stitch as if to K, K2, psso" does K2 mean that I simply knit 2 stitches or does it mean that I knit 2 stitches in the next stitch? Is there a video to demonstrate this? Thank you.

DROPS Design 30.04.2019 kl. 07:43:

Hi PLRD, You knit 2 stitches and pass the slipped stitch over these 2 stitches. Happy knitting!

Plrd 25.04.2019 - 22:30:

On the second round of working A7 over A6 do I k2 after as I did on the first round? What do I do over the 120 stitches where I decreased on the previous round? Thanks!

DROPS Design 26.04.2019 kl. 09:11:

Dear Pird, work the 2nd row in A.7 as shown in diagram and work the other stitches with K over K and P over P. Happy knitting!

Pat 24.02.2019 - 20:59:

On decreasing on the neck warmer do you knit the 2 stitches after A8 and then decrease or do you start the decrease right after A8

DROPS Design 25.02.2019 kl. 11:11:

Dear Pat, you will decrease before and after A.8 as explained under DECREASE TIP: Dec as follows before A.8: Work until 3 sts remain before A.8, K 2 tog, K 1. Dec as follows after A.8: K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso. Happy knitting!

Pat 12.02.2019 - 22:41:

On your neck warmer size small after switching needles to size 4.5mm and working a7 over a6the stitch count for a7 is 26 not 28 and the total count is 248 not 252 what am i doing wrong

DROPS Design 13.02.2019 kl. 09:18:

Dear Pat, after first round in A.7 there are 248 sts, but on 2nd round in A.7 you increase 2 sts in each A.7 = there are 252 sts in total. Happy knitting!

Johanna Olsson Marshall 02.01.2019 - 16:04:

Hur stickar man diagram a11 för pulsvärmare i de varv (5-6) där beskrivning av kanterna saknas?

DROPS Design 03.01.2019 kl. 14:20:

Hej, efter att du stickat varv 1-4 i varje sida upprepar du dessa fyra varv. Rapporten i varje sida är alltså kortare än den i mitten.

Purnima 04.12.2017 - 20:12:

While decreasing before A-8 and after A-8 what about 2 knit stitches .

DROPS Design 05.12.2017 kl. 08:23:

Dear Purnima, you dec 1 st before and after each A.8, continue working the stitches between A.8 in rib as before. Happy knitting!

Ester Andersen 26.11.2017 - 14:00:

Er i gang med pulsvanter til 173-21huen er færdig. Men til pulsvanterne forstår jeg ikke mønster A11, hvordan skal de sidste 2 omgange strikkes, når der er færre masker??

DROPS Design 05.12.2017 kl. 15:20:

Hej Ester, her strikker du de midterste snoninger på hver 6.omgang og de små i hver side af diagrammet på hver 4.omgang. God fornøjelse!

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