DROPS / 179 / 32

Chill and Frills by DROPS Design

Shawl with lace pattern, garter stitch and flounce. Piece is knitted in 1 strand DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk and 1 strand DROPS Kid-Silk.

DROPS Design: pattern bs-126
Yarn group A + A
Width at top: approx. 188 cm Height in the middle: approx. 56 cm
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150 g colour 1101, white
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g colour 01, off white

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group A)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 17 stitches x 33 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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: flounce, lace, shawls,
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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

See diagrams A.1 to A.8. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.


The shawl is worked back and forth on circular needles and top down. Knit all rows.
Cast on 5 stitches with 1 strand BabyAlpaca Silk and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands) on circular needle size 5 mm. Work diagram A.1 over 2 stitches, 1 stitch in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above (= middle stitch) and A.2 over 2 stitches. When diagrams A.1 and A.2 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 21 stitches on row.

Work according to diagrams A.3 to A.6 as follows:
Work A.3 over 1 stitch, A.4 over 9 stitches, 1 stitch in garter stitch (= middle stitch), A.5 over 9 stitches and A.6 over 1 stitch. When diagrams A.3 to A.6 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 101 stitches on needle.

Work according to diagrams A.3 to A.8 as follows:
Work diagram A.3 over 1 stitch, repeat A.7 until 9 stitches remain before middle stitch (= 4 times in width), A.4 over 9 stitch, 1 stitch in garter stitch (= middle stitch), A.5 over 9 stitches, repeat A.8 until 1 stitch remains (= 4 times in width) and A.6 over 1 stitch. Continue to work according to diagrams like this, for every time diagrams are worked vertically, work 4 repetitions more of diagram A.7/A.8 on each side of shawl. Work like this until piece measures approx. 36 cm in knitting direction (approx. 51 cm along middle stitch, adjust so that diagram is finished at one of the rows marked with arrow in diagram A.3). Work 3 rows in garter stitch over all stitches. Now work flounce.

Cut and fasten the yarn with BabyAlpaca Silk. Use 2 strands Kid-Silk and knit 1 row from right side. Remove one of the strands, now work the rest of flounce with 1 strand. On next row (= wrong side) increase and purl. Increase by working each of the 2 strands from every stitch separately, i.e. 1 stitch with 2 strands becomes 2 stitches with 1 strand. On next row (= right side) work as follows: * knit 1, 1 yarn over *, repeat from *-* and finish with knit 1. Purl 1 row from wrong side and knit 1 row from right side. Cast off on next row by knitting from wrong side as follows to avoid a tight edge: * Cast off 1 stitch, make 1 yarn over, cast off yarn over as regular stitch *, repeat from *-* until all stitches have been cast off. Fasten off.


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

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