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High Tide by DROPS Design

Knitted shawl with lace and wave pattern. The piece is worked top down in DROPS Lace.

DROPS Design: Pattern no la-036
Yarn group A
Measurements: Height measured along the mid-stitch is approx. 64 cm / 25 1/4'' and width measured along the top is approx. 180 cm / 70 3/4''.
DROPS LACE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g color 6790, royal blue

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

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

The shawl will be dampened and stretched after the final measurements, so the knitting gauge is not so important. But to give yourself an idea about whether you are working too loosely or too tightly, you can work a test square in stockinette stitch with needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 to see if the knitting gauge is right.

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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.
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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.

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

See diagrams A.1 to A.7. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

To avoid the bind-off edge being tight you can make yarn overs at the same time as you bind off. Make yarn overs above all the yarn overs from the previous row with yarn overs; the yarn overs are then bind off as normal stitches. Make sure you do not tighten the strand. If the bind-off edge is still tight, you can use a larger needle size to bind off.

If you are using another yarn from yarn group A, the shawl will not need to be stretched when finished; but dampen it and lay it flat in the right shape. Allow it to dry. Repeat this process each time the shawl is washed.

The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle to give enough room for all the stitches. It is worked top down. Cast on 5 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and Lace. Now work the next 2 rows as follows:
ROW 1 (= right side): Work 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH - see description above, 1 yarn over, 1 stitch in stockinette stitch, 1 yarn over, 1 stitch in stockinette stitch, 1 yarn over, 1 stitch in stockinette stitch, 1 yarn over and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): 2 edge stitches in garter stitch, purl until there are 2 stitches left and 2 edge stitches in garter stitch = 9 stitches on the needle.

Then work according to diagrams A.1 and A.2 as follows: Work diagram A.1 over the first 4 stitches, 1 stitch in stockinette stitch (= mid-stitch - this is worked in stockinette stitch throughout the whole piece), work A.2 over the last 4 stitches. Continue working like this according to A.1 and A.2 until the diagrams have been worked 1 time in height = 81 stitches on the needle.

Now you will continue with pattern and increases in the same way as in A1 and A.2.
You are increasing 2 stitches at the beginning and end of the row and increasing on each side of the mid-stitch. The row of holes is worked in the same way; it is important to make sure the rows of holes are above each other (as before) and that there are at least 5 stitches stockinette stitch on each side of the mid-stitch. Work like this until you have increased a total of 54 times and there are 333 stitches on the needle (= 166 stitches on each side of the mid-stitch).

Now continue as follows on the next row from the right side:
Work diagram A.3 over 4 stitches, repeat diagram A.4 over the next 156 stitches (= 12 repeats in width), work A.5 over 6 stitches, 1 stitch in stockinette stitch (= mid-stitch), A.6 over 6 stitches, repeat diagram A.4 over the next 156 stitches (= 12 repeats in width), work A.7 over the last 4 stitches. Work the diagrams like this 1 time in height = 555 stitches on the needle.

Work 2 ridges. READ BINDING OFF TIP and bind off with knit on the next row. Cut and fasten the strand.

Place the shawl in luke-warm water until it is thoroughly wet. Press the water carefully out of the shawl - do not twist the garment, then roll the shawl in a towel and press to remove even more water - the shawl should just be damp. If you have used another yarn from yarn group A, read SHAPING above. Lay the shawl on a floor rug or mattress - pull it gently into shape and use pins to fasten it down. Allow the shawl to dry. Repeat the process each time the shawl is washed.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= knit from right side, knit from wrong side
= knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 2 yarn overs; on the next row work the first yarn over and drop the second
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next row work the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= no stitch (skip this square)

Pernille 28.05.2019 - 07:49:

Hei igjen, Men hva med ruten med en strek i? Den er i A4. Og takk for det raske svaret!

DROPS Design 28.05.2019 kl. 09:01:

Hei Pernille. Strikk kastet etter diagrammet, altså der symboler over strikkes rett fra vrangen strikkes kastet rett fra vrangen. Vi skal få endret forklaringen i symbolforklaringen så dette blir tydeligere. God fornøyelse

Pernille 27.05.2019 - 22:26:

Hei. Spørsmål til diagram A4: De radene hvor man skal strikke rett fra vrangen, når man kommer til det doble kastet hvor man tidligere har strikket det første vrangt og sluppet deg andre ned, skal det første kastet være vrangt fortsatt eller skal det nå strikkes rett? Beklager kronglete formulering, håper spørsmålet gir mening.

DROPS Design 28.05.2019 kl. 07:29:

Hei Pernille, I A.4 er det ingen masker som skal strikkes rett fra vrangen. Alle ruter uten tegn er rett fra retten og vrang fra vrangen. God fornøyelse!

Kerstin Brückner 05.04.2019 - 16:04:

Sind im Diagramm alle Reihen, auch die Rückreihen, gezeichnet?

DROPS Design 05.04.2019 kl. 16:17:

Liebe Frau Brückner, ja genau, hier lesen Sie mehr über Diagramme. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Anne-Marie Bernard 21.02.2019 - 11:38:

Bonjour, je viens de découvrir votre site et je suis émerveillée par nombre de modèles dont le châle "High Tide". C'est en commençant à tricoter avec un reste de laine que j'ai compris le design sophistiqué. Je vais prochainement vous commander la laine pour le réaliser comme le modèle.

Lucy De Kort 13.02.2019 - 16:50:

Ik ben het met Angela eens het patroon klopt niet het is veel compacter dan het voorbeeld .ik heb het op naalden 4 gebreid dus zou het losser moeten zijn ,,jammer van mijn werk.

Rita 08.02.2019 - 17:33:

Bene grazie,!!

Rita 08.02.2019 - 16:51:

Buongiorno, per la verità non so se ho capito,! Devo lavorarlo o no il quadrato nero? Corrisponde a una maglia dritta o passata scusate potete essere più chiari? O magari vanno prese tutte insieme!? Grazie

DROPS Design 08.02.2019 kl. 17:18:

Buongiorno Rita. È come se non ci fosse il quadrato nero. P.es alla riga 27 del diag. A5, lavora 2 m insieme a diritto, 2 m diritto, 1 gettato. Buon lavoro!

Rita 08.02.2019 - 15:46:

Nel diagramma, nessuna maglia vuol dire passata a dritto? Come altrimenti salto il quadrato? Grazie

DROPS Design 08.02.2019 kl. 16:17:

Buongiorno Rita. Deve lavorare la maglia successiva sul ferro come indicato nel primo quadrato non nero (dopo quelli neri) nel diagramma. P.es: se dopo il quadrato nero trova un quadrato bianco e sta lavorando sul diritto del lavoro, lavora la maglia successiva a diritto. Buon lavoro!

Rita 31.01.2019 - 13:26:

Grazie, adesso ho capito!!!

Rita 29.01.2019 - 23:08:

Ho cominciato questo scialle dalla foto bellissimo a mi sembra che la spiegazione non corrisponda!! Viene cominciato dalla punta centrale giusto....

DROPS Design 30.01.2019 kl. 06:44:

Buongiorno Rita. Lo scialle ha inizio dalla parte centrale, in alto. Si inizia quindi con la parte lavorata a maglia rasata con i buchi (diag. A1 e A2) e si procede verso la punta in basso seguendo gli altri diagrammi come indicato. Buon lavoro!

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