DROPS / 183 / 28

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Shawl with garter stitch and stripes, worked diagonally. Piece is knitted in DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk.

DROPS design: Pattern as-079
Yarn group C
Height measured in the middle: 52 cm / 20½''
Length measured along the edge: 188 cm / 72''
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
25 g color 09, purple
25 g color 08, heather
25 g color 03, gray

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 9 mm/US 13 – or size needed to get 11 stitches and 22 rows in garter 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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DROPS BrushedAlpacaSilk: Colour chart / Alternative Yarns (Yarn Group C)

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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.

When working stripes adjust according to one whole repetition of A.2 before switching color, it is important so that the color changes are on the same side. Measure along the side where you decrease in diagram. Work stripes as follows:
STRIPE 1: 50 cm / 19 3/4'' purple
STRIPE 2: 4 cm / 1½'' heather
STRIPE 3: 6 cm / 2 3/8'' gray
STRIPE 4: 32 cm / 12½'' heather
STRIPE 5: 4 cm / 1½'' purple
STRIPE 6: 22 cm / 8 3/4'' gray

Work piece back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 3 stitches on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with purple. Then work according to diagram A.1 and STRIPES - see explanation above. When diagram A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, work diagram A.2, there are now 11 stitches on row.
Now work diagram A.2 vertically the rest of the piece but as 2 stitches are increased for every repetition there are now more stitches between yarn overs at beginning of rows and decrease at the end of rows.
Work A.2 like this until last stripe has been worked.

To avoid a tight edge bind off while knitting as follows: * bind off 2 stitches, make 1 yarn over and bind off yarn over as regular stitch *, repeat from *-* the rest of row. Cut the yarn and fasten.


= knit from right side
= knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, knit yarn over on next row to make a hole
= knit 2 together

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