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The Heart of the Mitten by DROPS Design

DROPS Valentine: Knitted DROPS mittens with hearts in ”Merino Extra Fine”.

DROPS Extra 0-1011

DROPS design: Pattern no me-068
Yarn group B
Size: one-size
50 g color no 11, red
50 g color no 01, off white
50 g color no 17, cerise

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in pattern = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Work the entire pattern in stockinette st.

Dec as follows before 2 sts in off white: K 2 tog with red.
Dec as follows after 2 sts off white: Slip 1 red st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 52 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with red. K 1 round, then work 4 rounds rib = K 1/P 1. Then work pattern according to A.1 while AT THE SAME TIME dec 4 sts evenly on 1st round = 48 sts. After A.1 work A.2 while AT THE SAME TIME inc 2 sts evenly on 1st round = 50 sts. Adjust so that hearts in A.2 are directly above one of the big hearts from A.1. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When it has been worked up to the first black squares in the diagram, work A.3 over these 3 squares, work the other sts according to A.2 as before. Inc in A.3 with 1 YO inside 2 sts in each side as shown in diagram. On next round K YO twisted to avoid holes. When 5 inc have been done in each side on thumb gusset (there are now 13 sts in thumb gusset), work 4 rounds without inc (see diagram A.3). Then slip the 13 thumb sts on 1 stitch holder. Cast on 3 new sts behind sts on stitch holder = 50 sts on needle. Then work in the round according to A.2.
When dec at the top of mitten beg, dec 1 st on each side of the 2 off white colored sts in each side on every round 10 times in total – READ DECREASE TIP. After all dec are done there are 10 sts on needle. On next round work all sts tog 2 by 2 with off white. Cut the yarns and pull them through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Slip the 13 thumb sts back on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4. Pick up 9 sts behind the thumb = 22 sts on needle. Continue pattern in the round according to diagram A.3. Dec the same way on thumb as at the top of mitten, but dec beg earlier at the outside of thumb (i.e. 4 dec in each side on outside of thumb and 3 dec in each side on inside of thumb). After all dec are done there are 8 sts on needle. On next round, work all sts tog 2 by 2 with off white. Cut the yarns and pull them through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Cast on and work as left mitten but reversed, i.e. the 3 black sts for thumb are worked in second, third and fourth st from the right in the diagram.


off white
sts for thumb gusset
1 YO between 2 sts

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