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Open Air by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl with stripes, worked top down in ”Air”.

DROPS design: Pattern no ai-037
Yarn group C or A + A
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Measurements: approx. 85 cm / 33½'' measured mid back, and approx. 180 cm / 71'' along the edge at the top.
Materials:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio
150 g color no 03, pearl gray
100 g color no 04, medium gray
50 g color no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 7 mm / US 10.75 - or size needed to get 14 sts x 17 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (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. 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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Tags: shawls, top down,

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GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

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SHAWL:
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. Cast on 4 sts with pearl gray on circular needle size 7 mm / US 10.75.
ROW 1 (= RS): Work 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above, 1 YO, K 2, 1 YO and 1 edge st in garter st = 6 sts.
ROW 2 (= WS): K 1 edge st, P all sts until 1 st remains and work 1 edge st in garter st.
ROW 3: Work 1 edge st in garter st, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 2 and insert a marker in the middle of these sts, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO and 1 edge st in garter st = 10 sts and 4 sts inc.
ROW 4: Work 1 edge st in garter st, P all sts until 1 st remains and work 1 edge st in garter st.
ROW 5: Work 1 edge st in garter st, 1 YO, work until 1 st before marker, 1 YO and K 2 (= marker is in the middle of these sts), 1 YO, K until 1 st remains, 1 YO and 1 edge st in garter st = 14 sts and 4 sts inc.
ROW 6: Work 1 edge st in garter st, P all sts until 1 st remains and work 1 edge st in garter st.
ROW 7: Work 1 edge st in garter st, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, work until 2 sts before marker, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO and K 2 (= marker is in the middle of these sts), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO and K until 2 sts remain, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO and 1 edge st in garter st = 22 sts and 8 sts inc.
ROW 8: Work 1 edge st in garter st, P all sts until 1 st remains and work 1 edge st in garter st.
ROW 9: As 7th round = 30 sts and 8 sts inc. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE
ROW 10: Work 1 edge st in garter st, P all sts until 1 st remains and work 1 edge st in garter st.
Repeat rows 5-10 until piece measures approx. 36 cm / 14 1/4'' in knitting direction = last row is from WS. Switch to off white, work and inc as before for 4 rows. Switch to medium gray, work and inc until piece measures approx. 50 cm / 19 3/4'' in knitting direction = last row is from RS.

EDGE AND BIND OFF:
To avoid the edge from rolling, work and bind off as follows:
ROW 1 (= WS): K 1, * 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1 *, repeat from *-* the rest of row and finish with K 1.
ROW 2 (= RS): K 2 and * pass the first over the last st worked, work YO and slipped st K tog and pass the second st over the last st worked, K 1 *, repeat from *-* the rest of row and bind off last st.

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