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DROPS 134-16 by DROPS Design
"Autumn and spring .. the coolest poncho! "
Knitted DROPS poncho with fringes and large collar and hat in garter st with pompom in ”Nepal”. Size: S to XXXL
DROPS 134-16
DROPS design: Pattern no NE-054-053
Yarn group C
Head circumference: 53/55 - 56/58 cm

Materials: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
Colour no 4311, grey/purple:
PONCHO: 500-600-700 g
HAT: 100-100 g

PONCHO: DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 6 mm - or size needed to get 14 sts x 26 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

HAT: DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 32 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

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Yarn type
    2.25 EUR

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

Worked back and forth on circular needle (to make room for all the sts), work bottom up.
Cast on 180-204-228 sts on circular needle size 6 mm with Nepal. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above!
When piece measures 12 cm, insert 6 markers as follows: 1st marker after 15-17-19 sts, then insert the next 5 markers 30-34-38 sts apart, 15-17-19 sts remain after last marker. On next row, dec 1 st on each side of every marker by K 2 tog (= 12 sts dec). Repeat dec every 6 cm a total of 7-8-9 times = 96-108-120 sts.
When piece measures 55-60-65 cm, inc 1 st on each side of every marker by working 2 sts in 1 st = 108-120-132 sts. When piece measures 75-80-85 cm, LOOSELY cast off.

Sew poncho tog mid back, edge to edge with 1 stitch in every st to avoid a chunky seam.

Insert fringes in every 4th st at the bottom along cast on edge. 1 FRINGE = Cut 4 threads with a length of 45 cm. Fold them double and pull loop through cast on edge. Then pull thread ends through the loop.


Worked back and forth, bottom up.
Cast on 80-88 sts with Nepal on needle size 4.5 mm. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above! REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 16-17 cm, insert 8 markers in the piece – insert first marker after 5-5 sts, then insert the next 7 markers 10-11 sts apart, 5-6 sts remain after last marker. * On next row K 2 tog after every marker. K 3 rows without dec. On next row K 2 tog before every marker. K 3 rows without dec *. Repeat from *-* a total of 3 times = 32-40 sts. Work next row as follows: * K 2, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 24-30 sts. K 1 row without dec. Work next row as follows: * K 1, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 16-20 sts. On next row, K all sts tog 2 by 2 = 8-10 sts. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts. Sew hat tog mid back, edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. The hat measures approx. 24-25 cm vertically.

Make a large compact pompom approx. 10 cm in diameter and sew it to the top of hat.


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