DROPS Extra / 0-1352

Irish Eyes by DROPS Design

Knitted shoulder piece in DROPS Melody with cables, worked sideways. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ml-016
Yarn group D or A + A + A
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio
150-200-200-250 g colour no 08, petrol

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm) SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 12 sts x 14 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 7 mm – for edge in garter st.
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.
GARTER ST (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

See diagrams A.1 to A.3 – choose diagram for correct size. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

INCREASE TIP (applies to sleeve):
Inc 1 st on each side of A.1 mid under sleeve. Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
Dec 1 st on each side of A.1 mid under sleeve.
Dec as follows before A.1: Beg 2 sts before A.1 and K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after A.1: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Beg on first row from WS and work as before over the first 60-62-64-68 sts, hold yarn at the front of piece (i.e. towards you).
Slip 1 st as if to K, place yarn on the back of piece between sts on right and left needle, pass the slipped st back on left needle, place yarn to the front of piece again, turn piece (a loop is formed around the turning st), work back from RS as before.
Turn piece, work as before over the first 50-52-54-58 sts, work short rows as explained above, turn and work back from RS as before. Continue back and forth over 10 sts less on every turn until 10-12-14-8 sts remain on row, turn and work back and forth the same way over the last sts. When working over a turning st on next row, work as follows (from WS):
Work as before until turning st. Work the turning st
P twisted, insert left needle from below and up into loop around turning st, slip loop on left needle and P 2 twisted tog, continue to work as before.

Worked sideways from arm to arm. Work sleeve in the round on double pointed needles, switch to circular needle when needed, work body back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 36-38-40-44 sts on double pointed needles size 7 mm with Melody. Work 3 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Work next round as follows: Work 2 sts in each of the first 5-5-7-7 sts on round, K until 5-5-7-7 sts remain and work 2 sts in each of the last 5-5-7-7 sts on round = 46-48-54-58 sts. Switch to double pointed needle size 8 mm and K 1 round but finish when 10-10-14-14 sts remain on round - now round beg here. Work A.1 over the first 20-20-28-28 sts (choose diagram for correct size) and stocking st over the remaining sts. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4 cm, inc 1 st on each side of A.1 - READ INCREASE TIP (= 2 sts inc). Inc like this every 1½ cm 12 times in total in all sizes = 70-72-78-82 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When piece measures 24-23-23-22 cm, divide piece in the middle of A.1 and work piece back and forth on circular needle as follows: (1st row = RS): Work A.2 over the first 10-10-14-14 sts (choose diagram for correct size), work in stocking st until 10-10-14-14 sts remain and finish with A.3. Continue like this until piece measures 55-57-59-61 cm - insert 1 marker (half way in piece). Now work SHORT ROWS - see explanation above, to give the garment more width at the back. After short rows work back and forth as before over all sts. When piece measures 31-34-36-39 cm from marker (measured at the shortest, i.e. do not measure over short rows – and adjust after one whole repetition of A.2/A.3 vertically), insert 1 new marker – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. Now work in the round again over all sts (continue A.1 over the middle 20-20-28-28 sts as before and round beg before A.1). When piece measures 3½-2½-2½-1½ cm from marker, dec 1 st on each side of A.1 – READ DECREASE TIP (= 2 sts dec). Dec like this every 1½ cm 12 times in total = 46-48-54-58 sts (switch to double pointed needles when dec). When piece measures 20-19-19-18 cm from marker (dec should be finished), work all sts in cable K tog 2 by 2 = 36-38-40-44 sts remain on needle. Switch to double pointed needles size 7 mm, work 3 ridges and cast off.


= K from RS, P from WS
= slip 5 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 5, K 5 from cable needle
= slip 5 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 5, K 5 from cable needle
= slip 7 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 7, K 7 from cable needle
= slip 7 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 7, K 7 from cable needle

Maria 20.08.2018 - 10:50:

In short rows after the row of 10 sts should I cintinue short rows increasing by ten till 60 sts or make again the whole rows?

DROPS Design 21.08.2018 kl. 07:25:

Hi Maria, Once you have 10 stitches left on the row, the short rows are finished. You then continue by working complete rows. Happy knitting!

Marie 18.03.2018 - 16:50:

J'ai tricoté les rangs raccourcis comme expliqué mais alors le croisement des torsades ne se fait plus sur le même rang. Comment faire alors lorsqu'elles vont se rejoindre pour l'autre manche ?

Marie 14.03.2018 - 09:13:

Bonjour, pour les rangs raccourcis, il faut diminuer 10 m à chaque fois jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 10 m donc 6 rangs aller-retour en rangs raccourcis. Ne faut-il pas continuer en ajoutant 10 m à chaque fois pour la symétrie du tricot du dos ?

Natascha Eijkmans 19.01.2017 - 14:17:

Ik ben na de opzet en breien van de ribbelpatroon het spoor al bijster. Hier zit volgens mij een fout in. Ik weet dat ik zou moeten bijmaken, maar dat staat er nergens. Wel dat ik voor ..... en achter twee steken moet breien, maar het zit op een rondbreinaald ? Daarbij kan ik ook niet terugvinden dat ik de verkorte toer 2x zou moeten maken, wat ik wel verwacht daar het patroon opgesplitst is. Dus een keer op en een keer af, toch?

Claire Moxon-Waltz 04.01.2017 - 17:20:

I think that there is an error in the chart A-1 for sizes XXL and XXXL. The number of stitches shown across the bottom of the chart reads "20" but there are 28 stitches in the chart, and 28 is correct according to the written instructions. I think that the number "20" should just be changed to "28."

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