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Dragon Heart by DROPS Design

Knitted shawl with stripes and tips in DROPS Delight and Kid-Silk.

DROPS design: Pattern no de-170
Yarn group A + A
Measurements: Width at top: approx. 150 cm Height: approx. 67 cm
DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g colour no 02, plum/beige/heather
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 mm – or size needed to get 20 stitches and 40 rows in garter stitch to get 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

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75% Wool, 25% Polyamide
from 1.60 £ /50g
DROPS Delight print DROPS Delight print 1.60 £ /50g
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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
from 3.80 £ /25g
DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour 3.80 £ /25g
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DROPS Kid-Silk long print DROPS Kid-Silk long print 3.80 £ /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 STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

* Knit 2 rows with Kid-Silk, knit 2 rows with Delight *, repeat from *-* until finished measurements.


Work piece back and forth on circular needle. The entire shawl is worked in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above.
Cast on 4 stitches on circular needle size 4 mm with Delight.
ROW 1 (= wrong side): Knit all stitches.
ROW 2 (= right side): Knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 2, insert 1 marker thread before next stitch and move it upwards when working, 1 yarn over, knit 1 = 6 stitches.
ROW 3 (= wrong side): Knit all stitches, knit yarn overs from previous row twisted to avoid holes.

Then work according to diagram while working STRIPES - see explanation above. Switch to Kid-Silk and begin from right side as follows: Work A.1 over 4 stitches (marker thread is after the last of these 4 stitches), work A.2 over 2 stitches. Continue to work according to diagram A.1 and A.2 and REMEMBER STRIPES. When diagrams have been worked 1 time vertically, 4 stitches have been increased in right hand side of piece = 10 stitches on needle. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION

Continue to work according to diagrams A.1 and A.2 as follows: Work A.1 over 4 stitches, work until marker thread, work A.2 over 2 stitches. Continue to work diagrams like this, every time diagrams have been worked 1 time vertically, 4 stitches have been increased between marker thread and A.1. Work until diagrams has been worked 34 times in total vertically. Then work diagrams one last time vertically and on last row from wrong side cast off all the 146 stitches. There are 35 tips in left side, piece measures approx. 73 cm along cast-off and approx. 140 cm measured along marker thread. Fasten off.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 08.06.2017
Diagram A.1 has been updated.


= knit from right side
= knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, knit yarn over twisted on next row
= stitch that is cast off with knit on wrong side

Knitmaur 20.02.2019 - 21:50:

Pattern works , trust it...I have a lovely Dragon Heart Shawl

Monique Deraeve 30.01.2019 - 15:06:

Echt mooi maar kan je hem op 2 nld breien

Rosemarie Jarz 13.08.2018 - 12:06:

Also meiner Meinung nach, passen Beschreibung und Zeichnung am Anfang überhaupt nicht überein. Ich stricke aber schon etliche Jahre

DROPS Design 13.08.2018 kl. 12:54:

Liebe Frau Jarz, Anleitung stimmt: Sie stricken zuerst A.1 über die ersten 4 Maschen, dann haben Sie 1 Markierer, und A.2 stricken Sie über die 2 letzten Maschen. Markierer immer so lassen, nach A.1/A.2 1x in der Höhe gestrickt werden, stricken Sie A.1 über die 4 ersten Maschen, wie zuvor bis Markierer und A.2 über die letzten 2 Maschen. Immer so wiederholen, zwischen A.1 und dem Markierer gibt es immer wieder mehr Maschen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Cathy Morrison 13.06.2018 - 15:09:

I don\'t understand this patten. It should be very simple. I can\'t see how the zig zag effect is achieved on the edge of the scarf when only one or two stitch increase on each row. Can you please elaborate. I have already had to abandon one project from your site Lights Embrace as it turned out way too big even though my tension was fine.

DROPS Design 13.06.2018 kl. 16:31:

Dear Mrs Morrison, work from RS: A.1 over the first 4 sts, then work A.2 over the last 2 sts. When diagrams have been worked 1 time in height, repeat them in height the same way: A.1 over the first 4 sts and A.2 over the last 2 sts - until you have repeated the diagrams a total of 34 times in height = 146 sts and 35 tips on the left side of shawl (A.2). For any further individual assistance, you are welcome to contact the store where you bought the yarn, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Francine Marcil 08.06.2017 - 04:06:

Je ne comprends pas le diagramme A1. Les lignes suivant celles qui contiennent des jetés ne sont pas augmentées d' une maille contrairement à A2. Les jetés sont -elles à la bonne place ou quelque chose m'édhappe? Merci à l'avance.

DROPS Design 08.06.2017 kl. 09:40:

Bonjour Mme Marcil, les augmentations sont au bon endroit, mais il manque effectivement la case pour la maille supplémentaire aux rangs suivants. Le diagramme va être corrigé, merci. Bon tricot!

Paola 06.05.2017 - 11:08:

Perfetto!!così mi ha tolto i miei dubbi.... Grazie ancora x la vostra pazienza Buon weekend

Paola 06.05.2017 - 09:46:

Cioè quello che non capisco è questo: nel 2 diagramma schema A2 ho effettivamente due maglie, schema A1 ne ho 8. Lavoro A4 su 4 m e le altre 4 prima del segnapunti a maglia rasata normalmente? Scusate mi rimane a volte difficile spiegarmi e magari mi faccio problemi inutili. Se è così allora ho capito e vi chiedo ancora scusa x il vostro tempo..

DROPS Design 06.05.2017 kl. 10:38:

Buongiorno Paola. Ogni volta che inizia di nuovo i diagrammi, lavora A1 sulle prime 4 maglie, lavora le m successive a diritto e lavora il diagramma A2 sulle ultime 2 maglie. Buon lavoro!

Paola 06.05.2017 - 09:13:

Scusate lo stress.....Finito primo diagramma ed effettivamente ho lo stesso numero di maglie sul ferro. Probabilmente era solo una dimenticanza sullo schema o io non ho capito. Tutto posto fin qui. Ultimo ferro capisco che devo intrecciare le maglie quindi poi fisso figlio taglio e ricomincio ma prima del segnapunti ho due m su A1 non riesco ad andare avanti....posso avere aiuto x 2 diagramma?

DROPS Design 06.05.2017 kl. 10:46:

Buongiorno Paola. Nel diagramma A1 la m aumentata p.es al ferro 3 è stata per sbaglio indicata nel ferro 6 e non nel 4. Sull'ultima riga dei diagrammi intreccia le maglie sul rovescio del lavoro. Non deve tagliare il filo ma riprende i diagrammi al ferro successivo sul diritto. Lavora A1 sulle prime 4 maglie, A2 sulle ultime 2 maglie e le altre maglie a diritto. Buon lavoro!

PaOla 06.05.2017 - 07:21:

Grazie!! Sempre molto gentili!! Rimango allora in attesa. Buon weekend

PaOla 05.05.2017 - 19:55:

Scusate nella terza riga del diagramma A1 e À2 ci sono in tutto due gettati che porterebbero il numero delle maglie a 9. Come mai nella quarta riga da fare a rovescio le maglie sono 8? Stessa cosa succede 7 e 8 riga e 11 e 12 Grazie mille

DROPS Design 05.05.2017 kl. 23:20:

Buonasera Paola, chiederemo una verifica al settore design. Buon lavoro!

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