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DROPS 102-13 by DROPS Design

DROPS mittens with Rib and moss stitch in ”Eskimo”

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Size: One-size
Materials: DROPS Eskimo
200 g colour no 01, off white
Yarn alternatives and yardage – see page 2

DROPS double pointed needles size 5 mm – or the needle size needed to obtain correct knitting tension.
DROPS needles size 6 mm - for Rib.

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Knitting tension: 14 sts x 27 rows moss sts = 10 x 10 cm
Garter sts (knit in the round on circular needles):
K1 round, P1 round and so on.
Moss stitch:
1st round: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
2nd round: P over K and K over P.
Repeat 2nd round.
Increasing tips: Inc by yo 1 sts. On next row knit into back of yo sts (i.e. knit into back part of sts, not knit into front of yo sts) to avoid a hole.
Decreasing tip: Always dec on K rounds.

Right mitten: Knit in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 40 sts on double pointed needles size 6 mm with Eskimo. Knit 4 rounds garter sts – see explanation above. K 1 row. Continue in Rib 5 P/ 3 K. When piece measures approx 7 cm dec 1 sts on every P-part = 35 sts. Continue in Rib 4 P/ 3 K until piece measures 11 cm. Now, dec 1 sts on each P-part = 30 sts. Continue in Rib K3/ P3 until piece measures 16 cm. Knit 4 rows garter sts. Change to double pointed needle size 5 mm. K 1 round at the same time as dec 1 sts = 29 sts. Now insert 1 marking thread or stitch marker in 15th sts = thumb. Measure piece from here: Now there are 14 sts on top of hand and 14 sts inside of hand. Continuing, knit moss sts – see explanation above – but P sts at marking thread or stitch marker on each round. Continue like this until piece measures 3 cm from marking thread or stitch holder. Now inc 1 sts on each side of marking thread or stitch marker – read Increasing tips – on every other row 4 times in total = 9 sts on thumb. Incorporate new sts into moss stitch. When piece measures 6 cm slip these 9 sts onto thread or stitch holder. Now there is 28 sts on row. Continue knitting the round in moss stitch until piece measures 14 cm. Continue, K 1 round. Then K until final measurement. At the same time when piece measures 16 cm from marking thread or stitch marker dec on every other row – read Decreasing tips – as follows: Dec 8 sts evenly = 20 sts, dec 5 sts evenly = 15 sts, K all sts tog 2 by 2 = 8 sts, K all sts tog 2 by 2 = 4 sts left on row. Piece now measures approx 19 cm from marking thread or stitch marker. Pull 1 thread through remaining sts. Pull tog and sew away.

Thumb: Distribute 9 thumb sts on 3 double pointed needles size 5 mm. Pick up 1 sts behind thumb = 10 sts. Knit moss stitch. When thumb measures approx 6 cm knit all sts tog 2 by 2 = 5 sts. Pull thread through sts, pull tog and sew away.

Left mitten: Knit like right piece but reversed.

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