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DROPS 98-4 by DROPS Design

DROPS Mittens with cable pattern in Eskimo

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Size: S/M – M/L

Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
150 g for both sizes colour no 01, off-white

Drops pointed needles size 9 mm or size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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Tags: cable, lace, mittens,

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Knitting Tension: 10 sts x 21 rows on needles size 9 mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts (back and forth on row): Knit all rows.

Increasing tips: Inc by making a yo. On the returning row knit into back of yo to avoid making a hole.

Right mitten:
Knitted back and forth on needle and sewn tog at the side afterwards. Cast on 24-27 sts on needle size 9 mm in Eskimo and knit 4 rows in garter sts.
Knit next row as follows from the RS: 2-3 sts in garter sts, M.1 (= 6 sts), 16-18 sts in garter sts. Continue pattern like this until piece measures 12 cm. Now dec 4 sts evenly on row = 20-23 sts (do not dec over the first 8-9 sts seen from the RS). Knit another 4-6 rows in pattern as before and insert a marking thread in the 11th-13th st. Now inc 1 st on each side of the marking thread for thumb on every other row a total of 3 times - see Increasing tips = 7 thumb sts (= a total of 26-29 sts on row). Put the 7 thumb sts on a thread. Cast on 1 new st over sts on the thread = 20-23 sts. Continue until piece measures 24-27 cm. Now knit all sts tog 2 by 2 = 10-12 sts. Cut the thread and pull it through remaining sts. Sew tight.
Thumb: Put the 7 thumb sts back on needle, cast on 1 new st each side = 9 sts. Knit 5-6 cm in garter sts. Knit tog all sts 2 by 2 = 5 sts. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts and sew tight.
Left mitten: Cast on and knit as right mitten, but reversed (i.e. insert the marking thread in the 10th-11th st).

Assembly: Sew the side seam in the outer most loops to avoid a chunky seam. Sew the thumb seam in the same way.

Lace border: Cast on 4 sts and knit as follows:
1st row: K2, make 2 yo, K2
2nd row: K 2 sts in the first st, K2, P1 (in second yo), K2
3rd row: K7
4th row: Cast off 3 sts, K4.
Repeat row 1-4 until the border measures approx 24-27 cm (measured on the shorter side). Cast off. Sew the border tog to form a ring and sew it to the mitten’s upper edge with the “spikes” pointing upwards.


= K from RS, P from WS
= put 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle.

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