DROPS / 180 / 29

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. Length in middle: approx. 79 cm
DROPS Delight from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
350 g colour 05, beige/grey/pink
And use:
DROPS Kid-Silk from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150 g colour 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) SIZE 5.5 MM – or the size needed to get 16 stitches and 20 rows stocking stitch with 1 strand of each quality on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

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.

(Continue to pattern...)

Tips & Help

Thank you for choosing DROPS Design!

We do our best to make our patterns easy to follow.

For that purpose, each of our patterns has specific tutorial videos to help you, which you will find at the bottom of the page.

We have also step-by-step lessons to help you understand some of the techniques we use in our patterns. You'll find them here!

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.

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 stocking 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 stocking 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, stocking 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. 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 KNITTING TENSION! 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 cast off. To prevent a tight cast-off edge, you can use a larger needle or you can make a yarn over which is then cast off after approx. every 4th stitch. Cut and fasten the strand. The piece measures approx. 79 cm 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.


= 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!

Do you need some help? Here's some tutorial videos that can help you!

For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. Having bought DROPS yarn, you are guaranteed to receive qualified help from a store specializing in the DROPS patterns.

All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.

If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section. Go to original pattern for design DROPS 180-29.