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Caitlyn by DROPS Design

Knitted shawl in DROPS Alpaca. The piece is worked sideways and diagonally with lace pattern and garter stitch.

DROPS Design: Pattern no z-848
Yarn group A

Measurements: Height in middle approx. 46 cm = 18”. Length along top approx. 170 cm = 66 3/4”.
Length along bind-off edge approx. 93 cm = 36 5/8” (= short side)

DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200 g color 6205, light blue

23 stitches in width and 45 rows in height with garter stitch = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3.5 MM = US 4: length 80 cm = 32”.
Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a smaller needle size.

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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):
Knit all rows.
1 ridge in height = Knit 2 rows.

See diagrams A.1-A.4. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from right side




The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle so that you have room for all the stitches. It is worked sideways and diagonally in GARTER STITCH – read description above.

Cast on 4 stitches with circular needle size 3.5 mm = US 4 and Alpaca. Knit 1 row.
Work diagram A.1; when the diagram has been worked 1 time in height there are 22 stitches on the needle.

Work diagram A.2 over 10 stitches, A.3 over 8 stitches (1 time in width) and A.4 over 4 stitches. When the diagrams have been worked 1 time in height there are 30 stitches on the needle.

Work diagram A.2 over 10 stitches, A.3 over 16 stitches (2 times in width) and A.4 over 4 stitches. When the diagrams have been worked 1 time in height there are 38 stitches on the needle.

Continue working like this according to the diagrams; each time you work the diagrams 1 time in height there is room for more 1 repeat of diagram A.3 between A.2 and A.4.
Continue working like this until A.2-A.4 have been worked a total of 25 times in height or to desired length.

It is important that the bind-off side is stretchy; this is one of the short sides of the shawl. Loosely bind off with knit and make 1 yarn over after each 5th stitch; the yarn overs are bind off as normal stitches.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit from right side, knit from wrong side
= purl from wrong side
= knit 2 together
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; knit the yarn over on the next row to leave a hole.
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= between 2 stitches make 2 yarn overs; on the next row knit the first yarn over and drop the second

Elisa B 07.07.2019 - 05:46:

Hi, I have read how to knit with a chart, but in this pattern, do I have to start A1 with K2tog or with K,yo,k? Thank you.

DROPS Design 07.07.2019 kl. 16:46:

Dear Elisa, pattern A.1 should stated with K2TOG. Happy Knitting!

Nina Monsen 13.05.2019 - 22:11:

Skal man her strikke to deler og sy de sammen?

DROPS Design 14.05.2019 kl. 07:28:

Hei Nina. Dette sjalet strikkes i 1 del: det strikkes sidelengs (altså du begynner i den ene spissen) og på skrå - altså det felles i den ene siden og legges opp maske i den andre siden slik at sjalet skråner, fordi du legger opp oftere enn du feller vil denne siden av sjalet blir lenger. Når du feller av vil du derfor ha 2 spisser. Avfellingskanten er den ene kortsiden, siden der du felte masker er den andre kortsiden og siden der du økte er langsiden. God fornøyelse

Sonia Gandul Garcia 06.04.2019 - 11:06:

I 'm going to knit one for myself Thanks for sharing free patters!!

Lisa Leu 05.01.2019 - 13:16:


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