DROPS / 195 / 5

Nordic Romance by DROPS Design

Knitted shawl in DROPS Nord. The piece is worked top down with garter stitch, mosaic pattern and wave pattern.

DROPS Design: Pattern no no-014
Yarn group A
-------------------------------------------------------

Measurements: Height measured along mid-stitch: approx. 64 cm. Length measured along top edge: approx. 190 cm.
Materials:
DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150 g colour 05, grey
150 g colour 01, off white
50 g colour 03, pearl grey
50 g colour 06, dark grey
50 g colour 18, goldenrod

-------------------------------------------------------
ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
23 stitches in width and 45 rows in height with garter stitch and mosaic pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM: length 80 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.

-------------------------------------------------------

Have you knitted/crocheted this or any other of our designs? Tag your pictures in social media with #dropsdesign so we can see them!

Want to use a different yarn? Try our yarn converter!
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.
Comments (28)

45% Alpaca, 30% Polyamide, 25% Wool
from 2.30 £ /50g
DROPS Nord uni colour DROPS Nord uni colour 2.30 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Order
DROPS Nord mix DROPS Nord mix 2.40 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Order
DROPS Needles & Hooks
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 20.70£. Read more.

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.
EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

-------------------------------------------------------

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

INCREASE IN ONE-COLOURED GARTER STITCH SECTION:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Each row in the diagrams is equivalent to one row worked. 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. 261 stitches), minus the mid-stitch (= 1 stitch) and divide the remaining stitches by 2 = 130 stitches on each side of the mid-stitch. Then divide 130 stitches by the number of increases to be made before/after the mid-stitch (e.g. 3) = 43.3.
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 43rd stitch before the mid-stitch. Increase in the same way after the mid-stitch. On the next row knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

CASTING-OFF TIP:
So that the cast-off edge is not tight you can make 1 yarn over AT THE SAME TIME as casting off. Make 1 yarn over above all the yarn overs from the previous row, the yarn overs are then cast off as normal stitches. Make sure that you do not tighten the strand while casting off.
If the cast-off edge is still tight, you can cast off with a size larger needle.

MOSAIC PATTERN:
See diagrams A.3 to A.11 and read description of the technique below.
Each row in these diagrams is equivalent to 2 rows worked. I.e. from the right side the diagram is worked from right to left with increases as shown in the diagrams and from the wrong side you work the same row from left to right, but without the increases (i.e. increases are only done from the right side).

On all rows from the right side, keep the strand at the back of the piece (i.e. on the wrong side) when a stitch is slipped.
On all rows from the wrong side, keep the strand in front of the piece (i.e. towards you and still on the wrong side) when a stitch is slipped.
Make sure the strands are not tight at the back of the piece!

To keep track of the pattern, you can insert a marker between each pattern-repeat on A.4B/A.5B.

A.3, A.6 and A.9 = start-stitch and end-stitch. This stitch is worked in the colour shown by the symbol, AT THE SAME TIME the symbol tells you how the pattern row is worked in A.X, A.Y and A.Z.
A.X, A.Y and A.Z are sections which show the rows the mosaic pattern is worked on.
On the other rows in A.4/A.5, A.7/A.8 and A.10/A.11 (i.e. the one-coloured rows) you work 1 ridge back and forth over all stitches without slipping stitches (mid-stitch always worked in stocking stitch).

SECTION A.X:
On each row of the pattern in A.3 which has a square with a small, black square inside (i.e. colour A), all stitches with colour A in A.4 and A.5 are knitted and all stitches with colour B are slipped.
On each row of pattern in A.3 which has a square with an empty star inside (colour B), all stitches with colour B in A.4 and A.5 are knitted and all stitches with colour A are slipped.

SECTION A.Y:
On each row of pattern in A.6 which has a square with a small, black diamond inside (i.e. colour C), all stitches with colour C in A.7 and A.8 are knitted and all stitches with colour D are slipped.
On each row of pattern in A.6 which has a square with a small, horizontal line inside (colour D), all stitches with colour D in A.7 and A.8 are knitted and all stitches with colour C are slipped.

SECTION A.Z:
On this row of pattern in A.9 which starts with a square with a diagonal line inside (i.e. colour E), all stitches with colour E in A.10 and A.11 are knitted and all stitches with colour A are slipped.

WAVE PATTERN:
See diagrams A.12 and A.13. Each row is equivalent to 1 row worked. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

-------------------------------------------------------

START THE PIECE HERE:

-------------------------------------------------------

SHAWL - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle (so that you have room for all stitches) and worked top down.
Always increase 1 stitch on each side of the mid-stitch and 2 stitches in each side of each row from the right side as described in the text (= 6 stitches increased on each increase row).
At the beginning of the shawl a section is worked in one-colour garter stitch. Then you work mosaic pattern. To finish an edge is worked in wave pattern.
It is important to follow the diagrams carefully.
The mosaic pattern itself is worked in garter stitch, but the pattern is not worked in normal garter stitch - it is made by by slipping stitches. Read description for Mosaic pattern before working it. Be aware that each row in the diagrams for the mosaic pattern (A.3 to A.11) is equivalent to 1 ridge (i.e. 2 rows). In the other diagrams (A.1, A.2, A.12 and A.13) 1 row in the diagram = 1 row worked.

SHAWL:
Cast on 5 stitches with circular needle size 3.5 mm and grey. The first 2 rows are worked as follows: 
ROW 1 (= right side): Work 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – read description above, 1 yarn over, 1 stitch in stocking stitch, 1 yarn over, 1 stitch in stocking stitch, 1 yarn over, 1 stitch in stocking 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 on the row and finish with 2 edge stitches in garter stitch = 9 stitches on needle.
Then work A.1 and A.2 as follows: Work A.1 over the first 4 stitches, work 1 stitch in stocking stitch (= mid-stitch – this stitch is worked in stocking stitch to finished length, irrespective of how the other stitches are worked), work A.2 over the last 4 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Continue working and increasing as shown in A.1 and A.2 until you have worked a total of 43 ridges after the cast-on edge = 261 stitches on the needle. Work 1 more ridge with grey and increases in each side and in the middle as before, in addition increase 6 stitches evenly on row, i.e. increase 3 stitches before and 3 stitches after the mid-stitch - read INCREASE TIP. You have now worked a total of 44 ridges and there are 273 stitches on the needle. The piece measures approx. 19 cm from the middle out – measured in the knitting direction.
Continue with MOSAIC PATTERN – read description above, i.e. the first row is from the right side as follows: Work A.3 (= 1 stitch), A.4A over 2 stitches, A.4B over the next 132 stitches (= 33 repeats of 4 stitches), work A.4C over 1 stitch, 1 stitch in stocking stitch (= mid-stitch – this stitch is worked in the background colour of the pattern stripe), work A.5A over 1 stitch, A.5B over the next 132 stitches (= 33 repeats of 4 stitches), work A.5C over 2 stitches and finish with A.3 (= 1 stitch).
Continue this pattern, but remember that 1 row in each of these diagrams is equivalent to 1 ridge (2 rows). Make sure the strands at the back are not tight.
When A.3, A.4 and A.5 have been completed in height there are 363 stitches on the needle.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work A.6 (= 1 stitch), A.7A over 2 stitches, A.7B over the next 174 stitches (= 29 repeats of 6 stitches), work A.7C over 4 stitches, 1 stitch in stocking stitch (= mid-stitch – this stitch is worked in the background colour of the pattern stripe), work A.8A over 4 stitches, A.8B over the next 174 stitches (= 29 repeats of 6 stitches), work A.8C over 2 stitches and finish with A.6 (= 1 stitch). When A.6, A.7 and A.8 have been completed in height there are 465 stitches on the needle.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work A.9 (= 1 stitch), A.10A over 2 stitches, A.10B over the next 228 stitches (= 114 repeats of 2 stitches), work A.10C over 1 stitch, 1 stitch in stocking stitch (= mid-stitch – this stitch is worked in the background colour of the pattern stripe), work A.11A over 1 stitch, A.11B over the next 228 stitches (= 114 repeats of 2 stitches), work A.11C over 2 stitches and finish with A.9 (= 1 stitch). When A.9, A.10 and A.11 have been completed in height there are 519 stitches on the needle.
Continue with pearl grey and knit 2 rows where you increase 16 stitches evenly on the first row, i.e. the increases in sides and middle continue as before, in addition increase 8 stitches evenly both before and after the mid-stitch = 541 stitches on needle.
Change to off white and work WAVE PATTERN – read description above, i.e. the first row is worked as follows from the right side: Work A.12A over 4 stitches, A.12B over the next 260 stitches (= 20 repeats of 13 stitches), work A.12C over 6 stitches, 1 stitch in stocking stitch (= mid-stitch), work A.13A over 6 stitches, A.12B over the next 260 stitches (= 20 repeats of 13 stitches) and finish with A.13C over the last 4 stitches. When the wave pattern is finished there are 773 stitches on the needle.
Work 2 ridges back and forth over all stitches with increases in the sides and on each side of the mid-stitch as before = 785 stitches on the needle. Read CASTING-OFF TIP and cast off with knit from the right side. Cut and fasten the strands.

SHAPING:
Dampen the piece and carefully lay out in the right shape. Allow to dry. Repeat the process each time the shawl is washed.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= knit from wrong side
= between 2 stitches make 2 yarn overs; on the next row, knit or purl the first yarn over as shown in diagram and drop the second yarn over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next row knit or purl the yarn over twisted as shown in the diagram (there should not be a hole)
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= this square has no stitch, go straight to the next symbol in the diagram
= Colour A - dark grey
= Colour B - goldenrod
= Colour C - off white
= Colour D - grey
= Colour E - pearl grey




Comments (28)

Leave your comment!

Marlies Bastiaansen 01.12.2018 - 15:22:

Is er ook een foto van de averechtse kant van deze omslag doek?

DROPS Design 04.12.2018 kl. 12:33:

Dag Marlies,

Nee, helaas hebben we alleen een foto van de voorkant.

Susann Pinter 12.11.2018 - 19:22:

Ich habe immer noch Probleme mit dem Mosaikmuster obwohl ich habe den Kommentar zu Marlies Falken gelesen. Leider trotzdem verstehe ich immer noch nicht wie das Muster zustande kommen soll wenn ich die Musterreihe nur mit einem Faden stricke. Wie stricke ich die Rueckreihe? Werden alle Maschen gestrickt? Können Sie bitte diese Stricktechnik im Detail erklären.

Marlies Folkens 29.10.2018 - 12:54:

Eine Frage zum Mosaikmuster: In der Hinreihe werden beide Farben rechts gestrickt und in der Rückreihe werden die Maschen für eine Farbe abgehoben? Wenn ich die Maschen nicht stricke, sondern die Maschen abhebe, wie führe ich dann den Faden mit? Ein Video mit der Technik wäre vielleicht sehr hilfreich!

DROPS Design 29.10.2018 kl. 14:05:

Liebe Frau Folkens, 1 Reihe im Diagram = 1 Hin + 1 Rückreihe, bei der Hinreihe stricken Sie einige Maschen (siehe Abschnitt A.X und Abschnitt A.Y) und die anderen Maschen werden abgehoben, den Faden einfahr hinten (Rückseite) lassen (jede Reihe wird nur mit 1 Farbe gestrickt, niemals mit 2 Farben gleichzeitig). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sonja 16.10.2018 - 15:46:

Koska käännätte ohjeen suomeksi?

Elle 09.10.2018 - 18:14:

Van dit patroon begrijp ik het begin niet je begint met 5 steken en pas na 44 ribbels begin je aan het mozaïekmotief. Dan heb je al een driehoek gebreid met grijs terwijl langs de hele omslagdoek de randen lopen hoe krijg je die dan langs het eerst gebreide gedeelte er staat ook dat de doek van boven naar beneden wordt gebreid maar als je met 5 steken begint is dit voor mij van beneden naar boven. Kortom ik vind het een onbegrijpelijk patroon. Graag een duidelijke uitleg

DROPS Design 11.10.2018 kl. 16:38:

Dag Elle, Je breit vanaf midden achter heen en weer over de hele omslagdoek en de driehoek wordt steeds groter, met in het midden de lijn met gaatjes midden achter. Het patroon in de kleuren brei je pas op het eind. Als je aan de slag gaat, dan zie je het wel.

Aries 19.09.2018 - 20:48:

Oerhört krångligt. Förstod inte det lyfta maskorna i mosaiken. Hur börjar med varvet i A.X där man ska öka i början, i mitten och i slutet? Ska man öka med A och sen lyfta maskor med A utan att använda det garnet? Ska mam klippa tråden mellan de partierna då?

Agneta Månsson 12.09.2018 - 12:21:

Hej ja till vet om man bara skall öka en gång i var sida i mönster A4c. A5a A7c A8a A11a och A10c.Hälsningar Agneta

Kobi Jolane Akridge 09.09.2018 - 08:47:

Thank you for the lovely pattern. this will be very enjoyable to knit. So interesting.

Jose Van Der Steen 29.08.2018 - 13:48:

Ik heb een probleem met het mozaïek patroon. Hier moeten de steken in kleur B worden afgehaald en de steken in kleur A worden gebreid. hoe kan ik dan de meerderingen maken als ik de steken moet afhalen ??

Elisabeth Gerrits 27.08.2018 - 08:35:

Vervolg of brei je het zoals bij Brioche breien doet . brei je kleur A heen gaande naald ,en dan schuif je de steken terug en brei je kleur B heen gaande naald .keer het werk en brei je kleur A terug gaande naald en daarna schuif je de steken weer terug en brei je Kleur B terug gaande naald ( kon daar geen filmpje over vinden b.v.d Elisabeth

DROPS Design 29.08.2018 kl. 11:44:

Dag Elisabeth, Nee je breit wel steeds alle steken op de de toer en je breit heen en weer (dus niet de steken naar de andere kant schuiven) maar in het telpatroon staat 1 toer voor 2 toeren, dus de teruggaande naald brei je dezelfde toer nog een keer, maar lees je het telpatroon van links naar rechts. Bij de instructies over mozaiekpatroon lees je waar je de draad houdt.

Post a comment to pattern DROPS 195-5

We would love to hear what you have to say about this pattern!

If you want to leave a question, please make sure you select the correct category in the form below, to speed up the answering process.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.