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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tropfen

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • you will learn (there are illustrated tutorials):
  • increases
  • decreases
  • crossing stitches
  • bobbles

Pattern Description:

This mens scarf is worked in a plain but elegant diamond pattern, which is emphasized by longitudinal knit-purl ribs. Some water drops, in German "Tropfen", are knit into the pattern at the fringes. You will be working in the round, the openings at cast-on edge and bind-off edge will be sewn closed when finished knitting.

This pattern is appropriate for experienced knitters. However, if you like, you can learn how to work right and left twists from the illustrated tutorials included in the pattern. There will be directions for working with and without a cable/auxiliary needle, so that you can decide which method suits you best.

The pattern description is available charted and in written directions.


30 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm (4 in)
- in pattern (see main part, multiple of 12 sts)
- US#6/4 mm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length: 184.5 cm (72.75 in)
  • Width (measured on flattened tube): 20 cm (7.75 in)


  • US#6/4 mm circular needle, 40 cm (16 in) or longer (magic loop method) " or double pointed needles
  • 1 auxiliary (cable) needle [to work right cross and left cross] - optional

You Will Also Need:

  • 9 stitch markers [to mark pattern repeats] - optional
  • 1 contrasting-coloured stitch marker [to mark beginning of rnd]
  • 1 tapestry needle [to weave in ends and to close the gaps at cast-on and bind-off edge]

Suggested yarn:

1254 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Holst, Samarkand


SA 18 (pidgeon)