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Almer by DROPS Design

Knitted shawl with garter stitch and lace pattern in DROPS Cotton Merino, worked top down.

Tags: lace, shawls, top down,

DROPS Design: cm-057
Yarn group B
Measurements: Width at top: approx. 194 cm Height in the middle: approx. 52 cm
DROPS COTTON MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
550 g colour 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 4 mm – or size needed to get 21 stitches x 42 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

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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 to A.9. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.


Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the stitches. Cast on 5 stitches on circular needle size 4 mm with Cotton Merino. Work diagram A.1, NOTE: Entire piece is worked in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. When diagram has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 23 stitches on row.

Work diagrams A.2, A.3 and A.4 as follows: Work A.2 over 1 stitches, repeat A.3 until 2 stitches remain on row (= 4 times) and work A.4 over 2 stitches. When the diagrams have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 83 stitches on row. Since the number of stitches in A.3 increases insert marker threads in the middle of every repetition of A.3 to make it easier to see where increases/pattern in A.3 should be worked - move the markers threads upwards when working.

Continue as shown in A.x (i.e. increase in the sides as before and increase/work lace pattern on each side of marker threads in A.3) until A.x has been repeated 11 times vertically after A.2, A.3 and A.4 was worked the first time = 12 times in total. There are now 347 stitches on needle.

Work diagrams A.5, A.6 and A.7 as follows:
Work A.5 over 11 stitches, repeat A.6 until 12 stitches remain on row (= 9 times) and work A.7 over 12 stitches. NOTE: On first row increase some stitches with yarn overs that are knitted twisted on next row from wrong side. On next row from right side work as follows: Work A.5 over 13 stitches, repeat A.6 until 14 stitches remain (= 10 times) and work A.7 over 14 stitches. When diagrams A.5, A.6 and A.7 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 443 stitches on row.

Work diagrams A.8, A.9 and A.10 as follows:
Work A.8 over 10 stitches, repeat A.9 until 13 stitches remain on row (= 10 times) and work A.10 over 13 stitches. When diagrams A.8, A.9 and A.10 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 493 stitches on row.

To avoid a tight edge cast off as follows on next row from right side: Cast off while knitting and make a yarn over after every yarn over from previous row in diagrams. Cast off yarn overs as stitches.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 24.05.2017
Correction: Pattern has been updated with correct diagram numbers in pattern and in diagrams.


= knit from right side, knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make a yarn over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, knit yarn over twisted on next row to avoid a hole
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together

Nanci Donacki-Thompson 24.05.2019 - 20:39:

Working on this shawl and I'm finding a disconnect between Cgart A6 and A9. On row 37 of Chart A6, I have only 1 stitch at the beginning of A6 and again at A7. When I move my markers for the beginning of charts A6 and A9, I only have three stitches at the center. Chart A9 shows 5 stitches between the center k2tog and ssk.

DROPS Design 27.05.2019 kl. 09:08:

Dear Mrs Donacki-Thompson, on the last row from WS in A.6 you finish with K2 tog YO, then start A.7 with K1, YO, dec, K1, YO, dec, ie as at the beg of every A.6, make sure your number of sts is right in each repeat. Happy knitting!

Lorraine Forcier 23.04.2019 - 19:59:

Merci et désolée, je n'avais pas vu le choix de langage. Toutefois, je ne trouve pas la signification de AX dans le bas de page. S'agit-il d'augmentation?

DROPS Design 24.04.2019 kl. 09:33:

Bonjour Mme Forcier, A.X correspond aux 8 derniers rangs de A.2, A.3 et A.4. Quand on a tricoté A.2, A.3 et A.4 une fois en hauteur, on continue à augmenter comme indiqué dans A.X: on va tricoter 1 fois A.2-A.4 en hauteur (y compris les rangs de A.X) puis répéter 11 fois les 8 rangs de A.X. Bon tricot!

Lorraine Forcier 23.04.2019 - 15:38:

Que signifie AX ? Débutante en lecture de diagrammes. Comprend un peu l\'anglais. Dommage qu\'il n\'y ait pas de traduction en français.

DROPS Design 23.04.2019 kl. 16:31:

Bonjour Mme Forcier, ce modèle, comme tous les modèles DROPS, est disponible également en français; A.x correspond à une partie des diagrammes A.2- A.3 et A.4 - voir en bas de page. Bon tricot!

Petra 04.08.2018 - 08:28:

Kann ich das Tuch auch in glatt rechts stricken?

DROPS Design 06.08.2018 kl. 08:46:

Liebe Petra, das Tuch würde dann ganz anders aussehen, da es wird hier mit Krausrippen gestrickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Kelsey Kriegel 23.01.2018 - 09:29:

After A.x has been repeated 11 times, the pattern says I should have 347 stitches. I'm coming up way short after doing so. I'm currently at 321. I've done the pattern as written so what could I be missing my stitches? Thanks.

DROPS Design 23.01.2018 kl. 13:37:

Dear Mrs Kriegel, you increase a total of 24 sts each time you are working A.1 to A.4= +8 sts in A.1, + 2 sts in each of the 4 A.3 = 8 sts and + 8 sts in A.4, ie 24 sts increased x 11 repeats = 264 sts increased + 83 sts after first repeat in height = 347 sts. Happy knitting!

Zaza 01.09.2017 - 09:01:

Bonjour, Merci beaucoup et bonne journée Cordialement zaza

Zaza 31.08.2017 - 16:26:

Bonjour, Pour les Diagrammes A8, A9 et A 1O. Je fais le premier rang de A 8 sur 10 premieres mailles, A9 répété sur les mailles suivantes, et A 10 sur les 13 mailles restantes. Au rang 2 de A 10 je devrai avoir 13 mailles et j'en ai 14 ; et au rang 2 de A 8, je devrai avoir 11 mailles et j'en ai 12. D'ou vient l'erreur s'il vous plait ?? Cordialement zaza

DROPS Design 01.09.2017 kl. 08:25:

Bonjour Zaza, c'est bien ainsi, vous devez avoir 12 m dans A.8 au 2ème rang et 13 m dans A.10 au 2ème rang: Le jeté au début de A.9 (au 1er rang) appartient à A.8 et non à A.9 et le 1er jeté de A.10 appartient à A.9 - déplacez vos marqueurs en vérifiant le nombre de mailles dans chaque diagramme avant de continuer le rang 2 pour mieux vous y retrouver. Bon tricot!

Amaia 14.08.2017 - 22:29:

En el patrón en español cuando hay que trabajar los patrones A2, A3 y A4 se indica que hay que tejer los patrones A1, A2 y A3, y desde este punto en adelante los patrones no cuadran. En la siguiente fase (A5,A6 y A7) en un principio indica que se deben realizar 9 repeticiones de A6 (aubque indica de A5) y luego habla de 10 repeticiones.

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