DROPS / 180 / 5

Sage Dream by DROPS Design

Shawl with lace pattern, worked top down. Piece is knitted in DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk.

DROPS design: Pattern bs-125
Yarn group A
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Measurements: Height in the middle: approx. 72 cm / 28½'' Width: approx. 144 cm / 56½''
Materials:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250 g color 7820, green

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 – or size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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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INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

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

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

BIND-OFF TIP:
To avoid a tight bind-off edge you may use a needle ½ size larger.
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SHAWL:
Worked back and forth on circular needle, top down.
Cast on 5 stitches on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with BabyAlpaca Silk.
Work pattern according to diagram A.1 - read PATTERN above. When entire diagram A.1 has been worked vertically, there are 17 stitches on row.

WORK DIAGRAM A.2 AS FOLLOWS:
Work 3 edge stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above, A.2 over 5 stitches, 1 stitch in stockinette stitch (= middle stitch), A.2 over 5 stitches and 3 edge stitches in garter stitch. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When diagram has been worked vertically, there are 73 stitches on row.

WORK DIAGRAMS A.3-A.5 AS FOLLOWS:
Work 3 edge stitches in garter stitch, A.3 over 2 stitches, A.4 over 28 stitches (= 2 repetitions of 14 stitches), A.5 over 3 stitches, 1 stitch in stockinette stitch (= middle stitch), A.3 over 2 stitches, A.4 over 28 stitches (= 2 repetitions of 14 stitches), A.5 over 3 stitches and 3 edge stitches in garter stitch. When diagrams have been worked vertically, there are 129 stitches on row.
Continue to work according to diagrams with 3 edge stitches in garter stitch in each side (there is room for 1 repetition more of A.4 next to A.3 and A.5). Repeat diagrams like this:
2nd time: A.3, A.4 x 4, A.5, middle stitch, A.3, A.4 x 4, A.5 = 185 stitches.
3rd time: A.3, A.4 x 6, A.5, middle stitch, A.3, A.4 x 6, A.5 = 241 stitches.
4th time: A.3, A.4 x 8, A.5, middle stitch, A.3, A.4 x 8, A.5 = 297 stitches.
Continue like this the same way (i.e. increase 56 stitches every time A.3 to A.5 have been worked vertically) until shawl measures approx. 67 cm / 26½'' measured along middle stitch - adjuster after 1 whole repetition vertically.

WORK DIAGRAMS A.6-A.8 AS FOLLOWS:
Then work next row as follows: 3 edge stitches in garter stitch, A.6 over 2 stitches, repeat A.7 until 3 stitches remain before middle stitch, A.8 over 3 stitches, middle stitch, A.6 over 2 stitches, repeat A.7 until 6 stitches remain on needle, A.8 over 3 stitches and 3 edge stitches in garter stitch. Continue until diagrams have been worked vertically. Work 2 ridges and bind off - read BIND-OFF TIP above.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, the yarn overs will make holes on next row
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together


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