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Winter's Heart by DROPS Design

Knitted poncho with cables, bubbles and lace pattern. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in 2 strands DROPS BabyMerino.

DROPS Design: Pattern no bm-038
Yarn group A + A or C
Sizes: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
600-700-850 g colour 02, off white

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 5 MM – or the size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows stocking stitch with 2 strands on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 4.5 MM for garter stitch edge – or the size needed to get 18 stitches and 23 rows stocking stitch with 2 strands on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE – for cables.

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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.

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

See diagrams A.1 to A.5. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

The piece is worked in 2 parts and is sewn together at the end. Each part is worked back and forth with circular needle.

Cast on 98-106-114 stitches with circular needle size 4.5 mm and 2 strands Baby Merino.
Work 3 RIDGES – see description above, on the last row increase 10 stitches evenly on row = 108-116-124 stitches. Change to circular needle size 5 mm.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work 5 stitches garter stitch, A.1 (= 8 stitches) over the next 8-16-16 stitches, A.2 (= 44 stitches), A.1 over the next 8-8-16 stitches, A.3 (= 15 stitches), A.4 (= 11 stitches), A.5 (= 12 stitches) and finish with 5 stitches garter stitch. Continue the pattern in this way. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When the piece measures 82-88-95 cm, change to circular needle size 4.5 mm and work 3 ridges. On the first row decrease 10 stitches evenly on row = 98-106-114 stitches. Then cast off. The piece measures 84-90-97 cm.

PART 2: Cast on and work as for part 1.

Lay the cast off edge on part 1 against the right long-side of part 2 - from the bottom towards the cast-on edge and approx. 56-60-65 cm upwards – make sure you do not stretch the piece. Sew the 2 parts together with small, neat stitches. Then sew the cast-off edge on part 2 together with the right side of part 1 in the same way. 

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 24.04.2018
correction: After the pattern, when knitting ridges decrease 10 stitches evenly on the first row


= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= knit 2 stitches together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= bubble: work as follows in the same stitch: Knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= 5 stitches), turn the piece. Work 4 rows stocking stitch over these 5 stitches. Then pass the 2nd stitch on right needle over the first stitch, then the 3rd stitch over the first stitch, so the 4th stitch over the first stitch and finally the 5th stitch over the first stitch (= 1 stitch left)
= place 3 stitches on cable needle behind the piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= place 3 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= place 4 stitches on cable needle behind the piece, knit 4, knit 4 from cable needle

Hadda 03.03.2019 - 20:59:

Ou je peux trouver la vidéo de se magnifique travaille?

DROPS Design 04.03.2019 kl. 11:15:

Bonjour Hadda, nous n'avons pas de vidéo montrant comment réaliser ce poncho du début à la fin, vous trouverez toutefois ici toutes les vidéos des différentes techniques utilisées dans ce modèle. Bon tricot!

Kiss Magdolna 02.03.2019 - 09:11:

Ugyanilyen szabású poncsót készítettem még 2018 januárjában, más mintával, 100/-os egy szálas gyapjúfonalból. Ezzel a címmel található az interneten. Csavart kötésminta | Provinciablog (Kiss Magdolna)

Trauquet Marielle 30.11.2018 - 18:23:

Bonjour Je souhaiterais réaliser ce modèle en qualité drops népal. Combien faut il de pelotes? Merci de votre réponse

DROPS Design 03.12.2018 kl. 07:56:

Bonjour Mme Trauquet, vous trouverez ici toutes les informations relatives aux alternatives ainsi que le mode de calcul pour connaître la nouvelle quantité nécessaire dans la qualité choisie. Bon tricot!

Marion Buijs 09.10.2018 - 16:57:

Kan deze poncho ook met gewone naalden worden gebreid? Dat vind ik namelijk prettiger breien. Alvast bedankt voor uw antwoord.

DROPS Design 09.10.2018 kl. 19:51:

Dag Marion Buijs, De reden dat rondbreinaalden aangeraden worden is dat er heel veel steken op de naalden staan. Als dat geen probleem voor je is kan deze poncho prima op rechte naalden gebreid worden.

Marion Buijs 06.10.2018 - 11:40:

Kan deze poncho op gewone naalden worden gebreid?. Dat vind ik namelijk prettiger breien.

Lydia 02.03.2018 - 16:23:

Verstehe ich es also richtig, dass die Rückseite des Ponchos genau so wie die Vorderseite (Foto) aussieht, also dieses tiefe spitze Ende hat?

DROPS Design 02.03.2018 kl. 16:38:

Liebe Lydia, ja genau, Sie stricken 2 ähnlichen Teilen und nähen Sie sie zusammen wie im Video gezeigt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Elfriede 24.01.2018 - 00:20:

Hi can you please email pattern?

DROPS Design 24.01.2018 kl. 09:32:

Dear Elfriede, you can print this pattern clicking on the "Print" button and either send it to your printer or to a virtual printer to save it as a .pdf. You can also add it to your favorites. Happy knitting!

Claudine Piers 07.12.2017 - 18:56:

Zitten er 10 naalden tussen de slakken

DROPS Design 11.12.2017 kl. 12:55:

Hallo Claudine, Wat bedoel je met de slakken? :) Na de rand in ribbelsteek herhaal je steeds de telpatronen A.1 tot en met A.5 in de hoogte, volgens de beschrijving in het patroon en A.2 heeft 24 naalden.

Linda Lawrence 14.11.2017 - 21:13:

I left a comment on Nov 13, recommending a correction. Am not sure if that was the correct way to notify you!

DROPS Design 15.11.2017 kl. 08:47:

Dear Mrs Lawrence, yes thank you, your feedback has been forwarded your design team. They will add a correction if needed. Happy knitting!

Linda Lawrence 13.11.2017 - 16:21:

Correction: After the 3 ridge border, instructions are to increase 10 sts evenly on last row, then begin pattern. However, after pattern is complete, thee is no instruction to DECREASE 10 STS on first row of 3 ridge border. Should read: Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm/US7 and work 3 ridges, decreasing 10 sts evenly across first row.

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