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Knitted shawl with lace pattern and garter stitch in DROPS Nord.

Tags: lace, shawls,

DROPS Design: Pattern no no-013
Yarn group A

Measurements: Width at top: approx. 140 cm. Length in middle: approx. 55 cm 
DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250 g colour 18, golden rod


21 stitches in width and 27 rows in height in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

The needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.


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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.6.
The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 185 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 18) = 10.27. In this example, increase after approx. every 10th stitch by making 1 yarn over. On the next row, work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.




The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle, top down.

Cast on 61 stitches with circular needle size 4mm and Nord. Insert 1 marker 4 stitches in from each side (= 53 stitches between the markers). Work as follows:

ROW 1 (= from the right side): Work 3 stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), work garter stitch to the first marker, 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), work 53 stitches in garter stitch (the 2nd marker sits here), 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), work garter stitch until there are 3 stitches left, 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), finish with 3 stitches in garter stitch (= a total of 4 stitches increased on the row).
ROW 2 (= from the wrong side): Work garter stitch over all stitches, yarn overs are worked twisted to avoid holes.
Repeat rows 1 and 2. In other words, each row from the right side increases 1 stitch inside the 3 edge stitches in each side and 1 stitch on each side of the 53 middle stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Work a total of 31 ridges (= a total of 62 rows), i.e. you have increased 31 stitches on each side of the middle stitches and 31 stitches inside the 3 edge stitches in each side of the piece (= 124 stitches increased in total) = 185 stitches. Work 1 ridge and increase as usual (= 4 stitches) AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 18 stitches evenly spaced on the row from the right side – read INCREASE TIP = 207 stitches. The piece measures approx. 15 cm, measured in the knitting direction.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work A.1 over the first 3 stitches, * A.2 (= 9 stitches), A.3 (= 3 stitches) *, work from *-* a total of 16 times, A.2 over the next 9 stitches, A.4 over the last 3 stitches. On the first row you increase 2 stitches in each A.2 = 241 stitches.
It is increased 1 stitch in A.1 and A.4 and 2 stitches in each A.3 on the 13th row, when repeating these diagrams in height there will be an increase every 26th row. You increase 34 stitches on each increase-row. The increased stitches are worked (and drawn) into pattern A.2.
Continue the pattern like this; A.1, A.3 and A.4 are repeated in height. When A.2a has been completed 1 time in height there are 309 stitches on the needle. Work A.2b (= 15 stitches) over A.2a. When A.2b has been worked 1 time in height there are 377 stitches on the needle. The piece measures approx. 53 cm, measured in the middle of the shawl.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work 2 edge stitches in garter stitch, work A.5 (= 2 stitches) until there are 3 stitches left (= 186 times in width), work A.6 (= 1 stitch) and finish with 2 edge stitches in garter stitch. On the 7th row in A.6 increase 1 stitch as shown in the diagram = 378 stitches. When A.5 and A.6 have been worked 1 time in height, cast off with knit. The shawl measures a total of approx. 55 cm, measured in the middle.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 27.08.2018
Correction: On the 7th row in A.6 increase 1 stitch as shown in the diagram = 378 stitches.


= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= knit from 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 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitches

Comments (9)

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Schaufelberger 13.12.2018 - 07:37:

Ha voilà !!! merci de cette explication et de votre patience !

Schaufelberger 12.12.2018 - 13:58:

Merci pour cette très rapide réponse. Mais je dois être distraite car je ne comprends toujours pas :( 53 mailles centrales et 3 mailles bordure de chaque côté font 59 ? ou bien est ce 4 mailles bordure ? car dans ce cas, je retrouve les 61 mailles du départ

DROPS Design 12.12.2018 kl. 14:18:

Bonjour Mme Schaufelberger, vous montez 61 m que vous tricotez ainsi: 3 m point mousse, 1 m, marqueur, 53 m, marquuer, 1 m, 3 m point mousse. Vous augmentez ensuite comme indiqué aux rangs 1 & 2, soit 1 m à 3 m des bords de chaque côté + 3 m de chaque côté des 53 m centrales et ceci 31 fois au total - vous augmentez 4 m tous les rangs sur l'endroit 31 fois au total: 31x4 = 124 augmentations + les 61 m du départ = 185 mailles. Bon tricot!

Schaufelberger 12.12.2018 - 11:47:

Bonjour, Je lis qu'après avoir augmenter les 124 mailles, je dois avoir au total 185 mailles. mais si je totalise les 124 augmentations, les 53 mailles centrales et les 2X3 mailles de bordure, je trouve 183 mailles. Où est l'erreur ? Merci beaucoup

DROPS Design 12.12.2018 kl. 13:48:

Bonjour Mme Schaufelberger, on commence par 61 mailles et on va augmenter 31x 1 m de chaque côté des 53 mailles centrales et 31 x 1 m de chaque côté, à 3 m des bords, soit: 31 x 4 augmentations = 124 m + les 61 m du montage = 185 m. Bon tricot!

Ekaterina 26.08.2018 - 15:36:

"In der 6. Reihe von A.6 1 Masche im Diagramm zunehmen = 378 Maschen" -- im Diagramm gibt es den entsprechenden Umschlag im 7. Reihe. Kann es in der Anleitung einen Fehler geben? Danke.

DROPS Design 27.08.2018 kl. 11:57:

Liebe Ekaterina, das Diagramm ist richtig, Sie nehmen in der 7. Reihe durch einen Umschlag zu. Der Text wird noch einmal geprüft und dann korrigiert.

Sophie Guyard 08.08.2018 - 16:42:

Dans les explications => Je ne comprends pas les augmentations du 13 eme rang (+1 dans A1 et A4, +2 dans A3) car ainsi cela me décale les motifs ... merci d avance d apporter un complément d explications à la débutante que je suis !

DROPS Design 09.08.2018 kl. 08:25:

Bonjour Mme Guyard, les augmentations se font dans A.1, A.3 et A.4 mais sont représentées dans A.2a: au 13ème rang, augmentez dans A.1, A.3 et A.4 comme indiqué dans ces diagrammes, tricotez A.2 sur 9 m encore sur ce rang, puis au rang suivant, A.1, A.3 et A.4 se tricoten tde nouveau sur 3 m seulement, et A.2a sur 11 m - Ajoutez un marqueur entre chaque diagramme, et décalez ces marqueurs pour toujours avoir le bon nombre de mailles à chaque rang, comme indiqué dans les diagrammes. Bon tricot!

Ulla 08.08.2018 - 14:43:

Diagrammerne A2b, A5 og A6 mangler vidst?

DROPS Design 14.08.2018 kl. 13:02:

Hej Ulla, de nævnte diagrammer ligger lige under de andre, aller nederst i opskriften. God fornøjelse!

Elisabeth 23.06.2018 - 21:28:

Magnifique modèle.

Brenda 23.06.2018 - 16:52:

Wheat sheaves

Lisa 07.06.2018 - 19:56:

Sonnenstrahlen / Sun rays

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