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Esmeralda by DROPS Design

Knitted shawl in garter stitch with lace pattern. Piece is knitted top down in DROPS Alpaca and Kid-Silk.

Tags: lace, shawls, top down,

DROPS design: Pattern z-822
Yarn group A + A or C
Measurements: approx. 60 cm / 23½'' measured in the middle, and approx. 192 cm / 75½'' measured along the top.
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g color 3112, powder pink
100 g color 0100, off white
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
75 g color 01, off white

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 – or size needed to get 17 stitches and 33 rows in garter stitch with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands) = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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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. 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.
Comments (12)

100% Alpaca
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DROPS Alpaca mix DROPS Alpaca mix 5.60 $ /50g
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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
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DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour 5.80 $ /25g
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DROPS Kid-Silk long print DROPS Kid-Silk long print 5.80 $ /25g
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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.

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

See diagrams A.1 to A.6.
Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

To avoid at tight edge at the bottom of shawl bind off with a larger sized needle. NOTE! If the edge still is tight make yarn overs and cast them off as stitches evenly along the bind off.

Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the stitches. Work top down.

Cast on 5 stitches with 1 strand powder pink Alpaca and 1 strand off white Kid-Silk. Work 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= middle stitch), 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 9 stitches. Insert a marker in the middle stitch, this should follow up along the piece and marks middle stitch. Work middle stitch in stockinette stitch.
ROW 1 (= wrong side): Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, 1 yarn over, knit until middle stitch, purl middle stitch, knit until 1 stitch remains, 1 yarn over and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 2 stitches increased and there are now 11 stitches on needle.

ROW 2 (= right side): Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, 1 yarn over, knit until stitch marker, 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= middle stitch), 1 yarn over, knit until 1 stitch remains, 1 yarn over and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 4 stitches increased.

ROW 3 (= wrong side): Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, 1 yarn over, knit until middle stitch, purl middle stitch, knit until 1 stitch remains, 1 yarn over and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch = 2 stitches increased.

Repeat rows 2-3 until there are 317 stitches on needle (= rows are repeated 51 times). REMEMBER THE GAUGE!

Cut the yarn in powder pink and switch to 1 strand off white, continue in Alpaca off white and Kid-Silk off white.

Repeat rows 2-3 1 more time, there are 323 stitches on needle.

Now work according to diagrams A.1-A.6 from right side:
Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, A.1 over 5 stitches, repeat A.2 over the next 154 stitches (= 11 times in total), A.3 over 1 stitch, 1 stitch in stockinette stitch (= middle stitch), work A.4 over 1 stitch, repeat A.5 over the next 154 stitches (= 11 times in total), A.6 over 5 stitches and work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch.
Work diagrams 1 time vertically = 407 stitches on needle. READ BIND-OFF TIP - see explanation above. Loosely bind off on next row from right side. Fasten off.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over. Knit yarn over on next row, it should make a hole.
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1 and pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 together and pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together

Coralie 28.02.2019 - 06:13:

J'ai compris mon erreur, j'ai débuté la lecture des diagrammes par le bas gauche alors qu'ils se lisent à partir du bas droit. Je vais recommencer cette partie du châle 😉 Merci pour votre réponse

Coralie 23.02.2019 - 20:25:

Bonjour. J'ai atteint le début des diagrammes. Est-ce qu'il faut faire les 2 jetés côte à côte entre les diagrammes A1 et A2 sur la 1ere ligne ? Où est-ce que le jeté du début de A2 est à faire uniquement entre 2 diagrammes de A2 ? J'espère que ma question est assez claire. Merci d'avance

DROPS Design 25.02.2019 kl. 08:41:

Bonjour Coralie, le 1er rang de A.1 se tricote ainsi: 1 jeté, 3 m end, 2 m ens à l'end, 1 jeté (= 5 mailles), le 1er rang de A.2 commence par 1 m end, 1 jeté etc.. ainsi les 2 jetés ne sont pas côte à côte mais bien séparés par 1 maille. Après A.1, répétez les 14 mailles de A.2 (11 fois sur 154 m). Bon tricot!

Susana 28.11.2018 - 12:28:

No me sale que al final se llegue a los 407 puntos en la aguja, solo consigo 379; es decir, que me faltarían 7 pasadas. Cuando se empieza el borde, tienes 323 puntos en la aguja y se deben tejer 28 pasadas, en las que se aumentan 4 puntos en las 14 pasadas del derecho; en total 56 puntos más. Así, 323 + 56 = 379. ¿Podrían ayudarme a ver dónde me equivoco?. Gracias.

DROPS Design 04.12.2018 kl. 12:12:

Hola Susana. Por el lado derecho se trabajan 4 aumentos en la fila (un total de 56 puntos), por el lado revés se trabajan 2 aumentos en la fila ( un total de 28 puntos) , es decir un total de 84 puntos aumentados. 323 + 84 = 407 puntos

Cindy 22.10.2018 - 14:30:

This shawl is so beautiful. Do you have written instructions for the lace pattern edging? Thank you for posting this pattern!

DROPS Design 22.10.2018 kl. 14:44:

Dear Cindy, we only have diagram to this lace pattern - diagrams are read bottom up starting on the right corner from RS and reading from right towards the left from RS (from left to right from WS) - see Diagram key to know how to work the sts. Happy knitting!

Malgocha 08.10.2018 - 17:27:

Chusta jest chyba robiona od dołu do góry, skoro zaczynamy od 5 oczek a kończymy na ponad 300?

Małgocha 08.10.2018 - 17:24:

Czy listwa ecru jest zrobiona przez nabranie oczek na dwa boki chusty? Ile oczek trzeba nabrać?

DROPS Design 08.10.2018 kl. 19:42:

Witaj Małgosiu! Szal jest wykonywany od góry (od strony karku), a biała listwa stanowi po prostu kontynuację robótki, odcinasz różową nitkę, dołączasz białą i przerabiasz dalej wg wzoru (patrz opis). Pozdrawiamy!

Ulla-Britt 24.03.2018 - 20:46:

Har stickat så jag har 317 maskor, bytt färg och stickat ytterligare 2 varv = 323 maskor. Ska jag maska av dessa och sedan plocka upp en sida i taget och följa spetsdiagrammet?

Paula Melo 15.02.2018 - 21:06:

Quero comprar ou que me ofereça.

Laura Genn 01.02.2018 - 16:34:

Hello, I can't find the instruction on how to work the edge stitches for this pattern (for the first garter stitch section). Thankyou!

DROPS Design 02.02.2018 kl. 08:30:

Dear Mrs Genn, they are worked in garter st, ie K the first and the last st on every row from the beg to the end of shawl (= ie also when working lace pattern). Happy knitting!

Tina 27.01.2018 - 09:12:

"Strikk en kantmaske RILLE" ? Eg trur det er feil... I den danske oppskrifta står det "strikk en kantmaske RÆTT"

DROPS Design 30.01.2018 kl. 09:41:

Hei Tina. Ingen feil i oppskriften. Kan ikke se at det står «strikk en kantmaske rætt» på dansk, men det står «strikk en kantmaske retstrik». Forklaringen på RETSTRIK står i den danske oppskriften (RETSTRIK (strikkes frem og tilbage): Strik ret på hver pind)). På norsk er forklaringen: RILLE (strikkes frem og tilbake): 1 rille = Strikk 2 pinner rett. God Fornøyelse!

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