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Cable Waterfall by DROPS Design

Knitted skirt in DROPS Cotton Light. The piece is worked top down with cables and lace pattern. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no cl-095
Yarn group B

S/M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400-450-500-550-600 g colour 21, light beige

21 stitches in width and 28 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM: length 60 cm and 80 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 60 cm and 80 cm for lining and edge.
DROPS CABLE NEEDLE – for cables.
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.

ACCESSORIES: approx. 70 to 120 cm trouser-elastic

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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. 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.
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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 in the round):
1 ridge in height = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Choose the right diagram for your size. A.5 applies only to Size XXXL.

All stitch-counts, when working cables and lace pattern on the skirt, are based on the small cables each having 3 stitches; be aware that the number of stitches in the small cables can vary between 3 and 2 and this will affect the number of stitches on the round.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 184 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 12) = 15.3. 
In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. each 15th stitch. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (for increasing in purled sections):
Increase 1 stitch in a purled section by making 1 yarn over. On the next round purl the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole. Then purl the new stitches. NOTE: It is neatest if you increase alternately at the beginning and end of the purled section (not in middle).




The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down. First you work a lining in stocking stitch for the elastic. The rest of the skirt is then worked with cables and lace pattern.

Cast on 160-184-206-232-256 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm and Cotton Light.
Work stocking stitch for 2 cm. Purl 1 round (= folding edge). Work stocking stitch for 2 cm. Then knit 1 round where you increase 8-12-0-2-0 stitches evenly spaced – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 168-196-206-234-256 stitches. Then work the skirt as described below.

Change to circular needle size 4 mm. The first row is worked as follows:
SIZES S/M, L, XL and XXL: * Purl 1-1-6-6 stitches, work A.1 (= 8 stitches), A.2 (= 15-19-19-23 stitches), A.1 (= 8 stitches), A.3 (= 21-27-27-33 stitches), A.4 (= 8 stitches), A.2 (= 15-19-19-23 stitches) and A.4 (= 8 stitches) *, work from *-* 1 more time.
SIZE XXXL: * Work A.5 (= 3 stitches), purl 7, work A.1 (= 8 stitches), A.2 (= 23 stitches), A.1 (= 8 stitches), A.3 (= 33 stitches), A.4 (= 8 stitches), A.2 (= 23 stitches), A.4 (= 8 stitches) and purl 7 *, work from *-* 1 more time.

Continue the pattern described above and read KNITTING TIP! When the piece measures 8 cm from the folding edge, increase 1 stitch in every other purled section on the round – read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 15-15-15-15-16 stitches increased). Repeat this increase when the piece measures 12 cm from the folding edge, but now increase in the purled sections where you did not increase the last time = 198-226-236-264-288 stitches.
Continue the pattern as before with 1 more stitch in each purled section. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When the piece measures 16 cm from the folding edge, increase 1 stitch in every other purled section (= 15-15-15-15-16 stitches increased). When the piece measures 22-22-22-23-23 cm, increase 1 stitch in the remaining purled sections (= 15-15-15-15-16 stitches increased). Increase like this every other purled section every 6-6-6-7-7 cm until you have increased 2 more times in each purled section (a total of 4 times including the increases in the purled section described at the beginning of the skirt) = 288-316-326-354-384 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 48-51-53-55-57 cm from the folding edge at top (or to desired length; there is 1 cm left to finished length).
Change to circular needle size 3 mm. Work 2 RIDGES in the round over all stitches – read description above. Change back to circular needle size 4 mm and cast off with knit (this is done to avoid the cast-off edge being tight). The skirt measures approx. 49-52-54-56-58 cm from the folding edge down.

Fold the lining to the wrong side and sew down neatly; leave a small opening to thread the elastic through. 


= knit
= purl
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= this square has no stitch because either the stitch does not exist or it was decreased earlier; go straight to next symbol in diagram
= insert right needle through stitch from previous round, knit 1 and drop stitch from needle
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= knit 3, pass the first stitch knitted over the other 2, so that it lies around them (= 1 stitch decreased)
= place 3 stitches on cable needle behind piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= place 3 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= 1 repeat in height

Elisabeth S Jæger 06.05.2019 - 21:48:

Når man skal øke etter 8 cm fra brettekant, ska det gjøres i vrangparti. Hva menes med slikt parti? Skal f. Eks a2 og a3 sees på som flere vrabgpartier? Dette var vanskelig forklart.

DROPS Design 07.05.2019 kl. 07:45:

Hei Elisabeth, Du øker med å lage et kast mellom 2 vrang masker (i vrangparti). På nest omgang strikker du kastene vridd vrang og deretter som vrang masker slik at vrang partiet blir en maske større. Håper dette hjelper og god fornøyelse!

Astrid Sortdal 26.04.2019 - 22:36:

Lurer på A.2, strikk høyre pinne gjennom masken fra forrige rad, strikk 1 rett og slipp maskene av pinnen, skal det strikkes 2 masker?

DROPS Design 30.04.2019 kl. 07:37:

Hei Astrid. Du skal strikke kun 1maske, og denne strikkes i masken på raden under. Du stikker nålen inn midt i masken på raden under, og strikker en maske rett (på helt vanlig måte). Her er en video som viser hvordan dette gjøres. . God fornøyelse

Paulette 17.04.2019 - 16:10:

How do I add 2-3 " to this skirt to lengthen?

DROPS Design 23.04.2019 kl. 11:17:

Dear Paulette, you can continue working longer than when piece measures 19”-20”-21”-21 5/8”-22 1/2”- from the folding edge at top - adjust to the desired length before the 2 ridges for bottom edge (= approximately 1 cm = 0.39 inches). Happy knitting!

RIGMOR ANNE BOLSTAD 31.03.2019 - 19:38:

En aldeles nydelig oppskrift og garnet er helt utrolig godt og strikke av . Det er godt .

Karin 30.03.2019 - 10:12:

Hej,hur gör man kjolen längre?Typ till nedanför knäna?

DROPS Design 05.04.2019 kl. 14:40:

Hei Karin. Om du ønsker den lenger, bare fortsetter du på samme måte (uten ytterligere økinger) til ønsket lengde. Når det gjenstår 1 cm til ønsket lengde følger du oppskriften fra der det står "bytt til rundpinne 3..."Husk at det da også går med mer garn enn angitt. God fornøyelse

Lisbeth Friberg 11.02.2019 - 09:30:


Aljona 01.02.2019 - 23:30:

Jätte vacker !

Jutta 30.01.2019 - 11:38:

Very nice.........and the length can be adjusted easilz in case one wants a longer piece

Helene 25.01.2019 - 17:59:

Ein hübscher Rock ganz mein Stil Name: Sanddüne

Anne 21.01.2019 - 21:06:

Super, mal einen Neuen Rock stricken, das wäre super !

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