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Lavender Sky by DROPS Design

The set consists of: Knitted hat with lace pattern and garter stitch; neck warmer with garter stitch. The set is worked in DROPS Kid-Silk.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ks-130
Yarn group A
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HAT:
Sizes: S/M - M/L
Fits head size: approx. 54/56 - 56/58 cm
Materials:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
25 g in both sizes in colour 11, lavender

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 or 60 cm) SIZE 3.5 MM – or the size needed to get 23 stitches and 45 rows garter stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 or 60 cm) SIZE 2.5 MM – for rib.
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NECK WARMER:
Sizes: S/M - M/L
Measurements: Circumference: 70-80 cm. Height: 35-40 cm.
Materials:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50 g in both sizes in colour 11, lavender

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4 MM – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 41 rows garter stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
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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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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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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

DECREASE TIP (for hat):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the row (e.g. 124 stitches), minus the edge stitches (e.g. 2 stitches) and divide the remaining stitches by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 17) = 7.1. In this example, knit every 6th and 7th stitch together. Do not decrease the edge stitches.

PATTERN (for hat):
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.
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HAT:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, bottom up.
Cast on 124-132 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) with circular needle size 2.5 mm and 2 strands Kid-Silk. Purl 1 row (= wrong side). The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – see description above, * knit 2, purl 2 *, repeat from *-* until there are 3 stitches left on the row, knit 2 and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue rib in this way for 4-5 cm. Change to circular needle size 3.5 mm. Remove one of the strands and continue working with 1 strand Kid-Silk as follows: Knit 1 row from the right side where you decrease 17 stitches evenly on row in both sizes – read DECREASE TIP = 107-115 stitches. Knit 1 row from the wrong side. The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.1 (= 8 stitches), work A.2 until there are 10 stitches left on the row (= 11-12 repeats of 8 stitches), work A.3 (= 9 stitches) and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue the pattern in this way. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When the piece measures approx. 18-19 cm – finish after a complete or half repeat in the pattern, knit 1 row from the right side where you decrease 17-15 stitches evenly on row = 90-100 stitches. Insert 10 marker threads in the piece with 9-10 stitches between each marker thread.
Now work garter stitch back and forth over all stitches. AT THE SAME TIME on the first row from the right side, decrease 1 stitch after each marker thread by knitting 2 stitches twisted together (= 10 stitches decreased). Decrease in this way every 4th row (i.e. every other row from the right side) a total of 8-9 times = 10 stitches left in both sizes. On the next row from the right side, knit all stitches together 2 and 2 = 5 stitches. Cut the strand, pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten the strand and fasten well. The hat measures approx. 25-27 cm from the top down.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the hat together mid back – sew in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch so that you get a flat seam. 
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NECK WARMER:
Cast on 148-168 stitches with circular needle size 4 mm and 2 strands Kid-Silk. Remove the one strand and work GARTER STITCH back and forth – see description above, with 1 strand Kid-Silk. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When the piece measures 35-40 cm cast off LOOSELY with 2 strands Kid-Silk.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the short side to the short side – sew in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch so that you get a flat seam.

Diagram

= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches