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Autumn Butterfly by DROPS Design

Knitted shawl with wave pattern. The piece is worked in DROPS Delight and DROPS Kid-Silk.

DROPS Design: Pattern no de-176
Yarn group A + A or C
Measurements: Width at top: approx. 183 cm / 72''. Length in middle: approx. 79 cm / 31''
DROPS Delight from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
350 g color 05, beige/grey/pink
And use:
DROPS Kid-Silk from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150 g color 19, dark green

The piece can also be knitted using yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group C)" – see the link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5.5 MM/US 9 – or the size needed to get 16 stitches and 20 rows stockinette stitch with 1 strand of each quality on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.

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

Increase 1 stitch by making a yarn over. On the next row knit the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

See diagram A.1 to A.3. The diagram shows all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

Work short rows over the outermost repeat + the 2 edge stitches in garter stitch in each side of the shawl. Work from the right side as follows:
Work 2 edge stitches in garter stitch, work stockinette stitch over all stitches in the first repeat of A.1 (= 3 stitches on the first row in the diagram), turn, tighten the strand to prevent a hole and work stockinette stitch back over the stitches in A.1, 2 edge stitches in garter stitch. Turn and work pattern over all stitches on the needle, turn, work 2 stitches garter stitch, stockinette stitch over all stitches in the first repeat of A.1, turn, tighten the strand and work back. Repeat the short rows as shown in the diagrams (i.e. every 12th row).
NOTE: Because of the increases in the pattern, you will work over more and more stitches when you work short rows. When working diagrams A.3a and A.3b work the short rows over both the two diagrams + the 2 edge stitches in each side of the piece.

The shawl is worked back and forth on circular needle. Work garter stitch first until there are enough stitches to work pattern.

Cast on 7 stitches with 1 strand Delight + 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands) with circular needle SIZE 5.5 mm/US 9 / US 9. Knit 1 row.
Now work as follows:
ROW 1: Knit 2 stitches, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 2 = 11 stitches.
ROW 2: Knit back. NOTE: the yarn overs are knitted twisted to prevent holes.
ROW 3: Knit 2 stitches, insert the first marker, 1 yarn over, knit 2 stitches, insert 2nd marker, 1 yarn over, knit 3 stitches, 1 yarn over, insert 3rd marker, knit 2 stitches, 1 yarn over, insert 4th marker, knit 2 stitches = 15 stitches.
ROW 4: Knit back.
Now continue with GARTER STITCH – see description above and increase as follows: Increase after the 1st and 2nd marker and before the 3rd and 4th marker – read INCREASE TIP! Increase in this way every row from the right side (i.e. every 2nd row) a total of 3 times = 27 stitches. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! On the next row from the right side increase 1 stitch = 28 stitches. Work back 1 row.
Work PATTERN – see description above, as follows: Work 2 edge stitches in garter stitch, A.1 (= 8 repeats of 3 stitches on row 1), 2 edge stitches garter stitch. On every 12th row work SHORT ROWS – see description above, in each side. When A.1 has been completed in height, there are 236 stitches on the row.
Continue with A.2 over each repeat of A.1. When A.2 has been completed in height, there are 428 stitches on the row.
Now work as follows: 2 edge stitches in garter stitch, * A.3a (= 26 stitches), A.3b (= 27 stitches) *, repeat from *-* until there are 2 stitches left (= 8 times), 2 edge stitches in garter stitch. When A.3a and A.3b have been completed in height, there are 668 stitches on the row. Work 1 ridge and bind off. To prevent a tight bind-off edge, you can use a larger needle or you can make a yarn over which is then bind off after approx. every 4th stitch. Cut and fasten the strand. The piece measures approx. 79 cm / 31'' down the middle of the shawl.

Place the piece in luke warm water until thoroughly wet. Carefully squeeze the water out – do not twist the shawl. Then roll the piece in a towel and squeeze to remove even more water – the piece will now just be damp. Lay the piece on a floor rug or a mattress – pull it gently into the measurements given at the top of the pattern. Allow it to dry. Repeat the process every time the garment is washed.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 01.09.2017
Correction on colour number in delight. Should be colour 05.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= knit 2 stitches together
= make 1 yarn over between 2 stitches. On the next row purl the yarn overs so that there are holes
= on this row, work SHORT ROWS – see description in the text!

Andrea Kulas 13.02.2018 - 15:29:

Ich wollte mal Nachfragen ob die verkürzten Reihen nur über den 1. Rapport jeder 12. Reihe oder über jeden Rapport gestrickt werden.

DROPS Design 13.02.2018 kl. 16:58:

Liebe Frau Kulas, die verkürzten Reihen werden über in jeder 12. Reihe gestrickt: über den 1. A.2 (+ 2 M kraus rechts) auf beiden Seiten (= 1. bei der Hinreihe und 1. bei der Rückreihe). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Maja Kristensen 03.01.2018 - 18:40:

Skal jeg kun strikke forkortede pinde i yderste venstre rapport + yderste højre rapport? Skal jeg ikke strikke forkortede pinde i alle rapporter på hver 12. Pind? På forhånd tak. Maja

DROPS Design 22.01.2018 kl. 16:23:

Hej Maja, du strikker kun forkortede pinde i de yderste rapporter. God fornøjelse!

Joan 13.11.2017 - 01:28:

Suggest adding stitch markers between sections. Also a statement of approximately how many yards would be needed for this project would be helpful.Love, Love this pattern!!

DROPS Design 13.11.2017 kl. 11:20:

Dear Joan, you can calculate amount of yarn required from material required and yardage for each ball - see under tab "Materials" and shadecard to yarn used in this pattern. Happy knitting!

Susanne Damgaard 24.09.2017 - 19:02:

Hej! Tak for tidligere svar. Jeg har nu printet opskriften ud, men der mangler et diagram i det printede. Det drejer sig om diagrammet med 41 masker øverst. Med venlig hilsen Susanne.

DROPS Design 27.09.2017 kl. 08:34:

Hei Susanne. Vi kan ikke se at det er noe feil med utskriften. Den siste siden vi printer er ang. Merino Mania. Har du klikket på ditt printer ikon eller "Skriv ud: Opskriften" til høyre/under bildet? Du må bruke "Skriv ud: Opskriften" på siden. Evnt. må du sjekke dine innstillinger. God Fornøyelse!

Susanne Damgaard 09.09.2017 - 21:18:

Hej! Sjalet både lyder og ser bredt ud. I opskriften står der "bredde øverst: 183 cm". Er det ikke muligt, at nøjes med at strikke indtil man synes sjalet har en passende bredde? Men det vil i så fald, vel også påvirke længden på sjalet? Mvh Susanne Damgaard

DROPS Design 13.09.2017 kl. 14:01:

Hej Susanne, Ja men selvfølgelig kan du det :) Det er jo udtagningerne i diagrammet som gør bredden og her kan du jo vælge at hoppe over nogle af dem. Vi kan dog ikke hjælpe dig med at beregne hvilke, men det giver sig helt sikkert når du sidder med dit strikketøj. Du kan markere alle overgange imellem diagrammerne, så bliver det lettere at holde styr på. God fornøjelse!

Sabrina 30.08.2017 - 17:13:

Hallo, auf dem Bild hat das Tuch Anteile von einem Roséwein und/oder einem Pinkton. Die empfohlene Farbnummern Drops delight 08 hat aber laut Farbkarte keinen solchen. Das Dunkelgrün auch nicht Das scheint nicht die richtige Wolle oder Farbnummer zu sein. Also welche ist die wirklich richtige oder sind es vielleicht zwei verschiedene Drops delight Farbtöne? Danke vorab..

DROPS Design 01.09.2017 kl. 15:10:

Liebe Sabrina, die richtige Farbe Delight ist Farbe Nr 05 - Anleitung wird gleich korrigiert. Danke für den Hinweis. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Anna Step 26.08.2017 - 19:54:

Dear Drops team! Thank y ou for a pretty shawl pattern! I`m just wondering about the colours sequence... Perhaps you could some info into the pattern. Cheers!

DROPS Design 27.08.2017 kl. 08:35:

Hello Anna. The shawl is worked in kid silk and delight. Delight is a self striping type of yarn: colour changes within each skein. It looks as if you were using different colours, but it's the skein itself that changes colour. Here you can find the colour shade card for drops delight. Happy knitting!

Pauliina Lilja 28.07.2017 - 11:19:

Ohjeessa on käytetty sävyä 05. EI sävyä 08. Best regards Drops Retailer

Carmen 03.07.2017 - 18:40:

Schön harmonisch. Werde ich nacharbeiten. Es erinnert mich an einen Nachtfalter

Carmen 03.07.2017 - 18:38:

Schön harmonisch. Werde ich nacharbeiten

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