DROPS / 178 / 33

Shifting Tide by DROPS Design

Shawl with garter stitch, stripes and lace pattern, worked in DROPS Fabel.

DROPS Design: Pattern no fa-370
Yarn group A
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Measurements: Length in middle: approx. 53 cm / 21''. Width at top: approx. 160 cm / 63''.
Materials:
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150 g color 100, off white
100 g color 340, blue lagoon
NOTE: If the shawl is worked in one color, you will have enough with 200 g Fabel.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/US 4 – or the size needed to get 23 stitches and 30 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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: lace, shawls, stripes,

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RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

STRIPES:
* 1 ridge (i.e. knit 2 rows) with blue lagoon, 1 ridge with off white *, repeat from *-*.

KNITTING TIP:
To prevent long lengths of yarn along the sides of the shawl when working stripes, work the outermost stitch in each side (both from the right and the wrong side) with 1 strand off white + 1 strand blue lagoon (= 2 strands). To do this, use the strand both from the inside and the outside of both the balls or make a separate ball in each color which then follow the shawl along the one side.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.
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SHAWL:
The shawl is worked first in GARTER STITCH back and forth – see description above, then work lace pattern.

Cast on 5 stitches with circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and off white and work as follows:
ROW 1 (= right side): Knit.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Knit 2, 1 yarn over, purl 1, 1 yarn over, knit 2 = 7 stitches.
ROW 3 (= right side): Knit 2, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 2 = 11 stitches. Insert 1 marker in the middle stitch (= mid-stitch).
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Knit to the mid-stitch, purl the mid-stitch and knit to end of row.
Continue by working garter stitch in STRIPES – see description above, with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side, mid-stitch in stockinette and increase in each side as follows – READ KNITTING TIP and REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE:
ROW 5 (= right side): Knit 1 with 1 strand off white + 1 strand blue lagoon (= 2 strands), continue working with 1 strand blue lagoon as follows: 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, Knit to the middle stitch, 1 yarn over, knit 1 (mid-stitch), 1 yarn over, Knit until there are 2 stitches left on the needle, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1 with 1 strand off white + 1 strand blue lagoon.
ROW 6 (= wrong side): Knit 1 with 2 strands, continue working with 1 strand blue lagoon as follows: knit 2, knit the next yarn over twisted so that there is not a hole, knit to the middle stitch, purl the mid-stitch, knit until there are 4 stitches left on the needle, knit the first yarn over twisted, knit 2 and finish with knit 1 with 2 strands.
ROW 7 (= right side): Knit 1 with 2 strands, continue with 1 strand off white as follows: 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit to the middle stitch, 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= mid-stitch), 1 yarn over, knit until there are 2 stitches left on the needle, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over and knit 1 with 2 strands.
ROW 8 (= short row from the wrong side): Knit 1 with 2 strands, continue with 1 strand off white as follows: knit 2, knit 1 twisted (so there is not a hole), knit 4, turn the piece.
ROW 9 (= right side): Slip the first stitch as if to knit, tighten the strand and knit 6 stitches back with off white and knit the last stitch with 2 strands.
ROW 10 (= wrong side): Knit 1 with 2 strands, continue with 1 strand off white as follows: knit to the middle stitch, purl the mid-stitch, knit until there are 4 stitches on the needle, knit the first yarn over twisted (so that there is not a hole), knit 2 and finish with knit 1 with 2 strands.
ROW 11 (= short row from the wrong side): Knit 1 with 2 strands, knit 7 with off white.
ROW 12 (= wrong side): Slip the first stitch as if to knit, tighten the strand and knit 6 stitches back with off white and knit the last stitch with 2 strands.

Repeat rows 5 -12 back and forth, but with each repetition work 2 stitches more on the short rows until the short rows have a total of 26 stitches in each side, then work the short rows over these 26 stitches until finished length (the other stitches are continued as before). After each repetition you have increased 12 new stitches. Continue in this way until there are 347 stitches on the needle (the piece now measures approx. 38 cm / 15'' along the mid-stitch).
Work with 1 strand off white, but the outermost stitch in each side is worked in 2 strands off white to finished length.
Work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches with increases in each side and on each side of the mid-stitch as before = 353 stitches on the needle.

Continue by working pattern according to diagrams A.1 to A.6 as follows:
Work diagram A.1 over 1 stitch, work A.2 until there are 7 stitches left before the mid-stitch, work A.3 over the next 7 stitches, 1 stitch in stockinette stitch (= mid-stitch), A.4 over the next 7 stitches, A.5 is repeated until there is 1 stitch left and work A.6 over this 1 stitch. Work and increase in this way until you have worked 2 repeats of A.1 to A.6 in height. Work 2 ridges over all the stitches, then bind off with yarn overs as follows:
To make sure the bind-off edge is not tight you can make 1 yarn over after approx. every 4th stitch (the yarn over is bind off as a normal stitch).

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= 1 yarn over between 2 stitches
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches


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