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DROPS 103-32 by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS mittens in 2 threads ”Alpaca”

Size: S - M - L
Full length before felting: 38-41-45 cm [15”-16 1/8”-17 ¾”].
Full length after felting: 28-30-33 cm [11”-11 ¾”-13”].
Length from thumb gusset before: 15-16-18 cm [6”-6 ¼”-7”].
Length from thumb gusset after: 11-12-13 cm [4 3/8”-4¾”-5 1/8”].

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g color no. 0501, light gray
100-100-100 g color no. 0517, medium gray

DROPS Needle size 5.5 mm [US 9] and Double pointed needles size 5,5 mm [US 9] (for thumb) - or needle size needed to make 16 sts x 20 rows in stockinette stitch with 2 threads Alpaca on 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’] before felting = 20 sts x 27 rows on 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’] after felting.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Increase tip: Inc 1 st by knitting 2 sts in the same st.

Mitten: Knit back and forth in stockinette stitch. Cast on 52-52-56 sts on needle size 5.5 mm [US 9] with 2 threads of medium grey. Continue until piece measures 10 cm [4’’]. Change to 2 threads of light grey at the same time dec 8 sts evenly distributed = 44-44-48 sts.
When piece measures 14 cm [5½”’’] continue with 1 thread of each color. When piece measures 17-18-19 cm [6 ¾”-7”-7½”] put 1 marking thread in the 22nd-22nd-24th st on needle (= marking for thumb). Then inc 1 st on each side of st with marking thread on every other row a total of 6-7-8 times - read inc.tip = 56-58-64 sts. After last inc put the inc sts + st with marking thread + 1 st on each side of these sts on a thread for thumb = 15-17-19 thumb sts. Cast on 3 new sts over the thumb sts = 44-44-48 sts.
Work measures now approx 23-25-27 cm [9”-9 ¾”-10 5/8”]. Continue in stockinette stitch back and forth over these sts. When piece measures 26-27-27 cm [10 ¼”-10 5/8”-10 5/8”] change to 2 threads light grey. When piece measures 37½-40½-44½ cm [14 ¾”-15 7/8-17½”] knit all sts tog 2 by 2 = 22-22-24 sts remaining on needle. Pull a double thread through the remaining sts, pull tog and sew away ends. Finished measure = 38-41-45 cm [15”-16 1/8”-17¾”].

Thumb: Slip the 15-17-19 thumb sts on double pointed needles size 5,5 mm [US 9] and pick up 5 sts in the 3 inc sts on hand = 20-22-24 sts. Knit in the round on double pointed needles. When thumb measures approx 6-6-6½ cm [2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2½”] from gusset knit the first 4-4-6 sts and the last 4-4-6 sts on round tog 2 by 2 = 16-18-18 sts. Work 2 rows. On next row knit the first 4 sts and the last 4 sts on round tog 2 by 2 = 12-14-14 sts. When piece measures 8½-8½-9 cm [3¼”-3¼”-3½”] knit all sts tog 2 by 2 = 6-7-7 sts.
Thumb measures 9-9-9½ cm [3½”-3½”-3¾”] from gusset. Pull a double thread through the remaining sts, pull tog and sew away ends.

Assembly: Sew side seam in the outermost loops so that the seam doesn’t get thick.

Felting: To prevent that the thumb and mitten felt tog on the inside, put a small plastic bag in the thumb. Fasten with en safety pin at thumb gusset so that it doesn’t slip out during wash. Put another bag into the hand and fasten with a safety pin. Then put the mittens in the washing machine with a powder without enzymes and optical whites. Wash on 40C [104F] with normal spin cycle and without prewash. Then form mittens to correct measures while still wet. For later wash use wool program.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 27.09.2010
Mitten: ....Cast on 3 new sts over the thumb sts = 44-44-48 sts.
......When piece measures 37½-40½-44½ cm [14 ¾”-15 7/8-17½”] knit all sts tog 2 by 2 = 22-22-24 sts remaining on needle.

Judy 12.06.2019 - 14:36:

Hi thanks for answer previous question about polar mitts...I did one and to me seemed so huge so I ripped out. The finished felted height was such that I worried it would fall off my hand if I had continued on. I loved some of the other designs but thought so too...are they supposed to b so long

DROPS Design 12.06.2019 kl. 15:47:

Dear Judy, when you intend to felt a knitted project, you have to adjust the width and the length before felting so that it should be right after felting - read more about felting here. You will find the finished measurements before and after felting in the header, this should help. Happy knitting!

Mona 29.01.2019 - 09:23:

Er det noe i veien for å strikke denne på strømpepinner/magic loop så man slipper å sy sømmen i siden?

DROPS Design 29.01.2019 kl. 13:13:

Hei Mona. Du kan gjerne strikke den rundt hvis du foretrekker det. God fornøyelse.

LilleLuna 11.08.2015 - 14:23:

Kan man kjøpe dette garnet også i butikk?

DROPS Design 12.08.2015 kl. 12:22:

Hei LilleLuna. Du kan se alle vores Norske butikker her - du kan ogsaa köbe Alpaca i flere af dem (klik paa butikken for at se deres sortiment)

Connie 21.01.2015 - 10:30:

Hej.. inden jeg bestiller garn er jeg i tvivl om hvor meget. Der står 100-100-100 gr f.nr 0501, lysegrå 100-100-100 gr f.nr 0517, mørkegrå, menes der 600 gram i alt, altså 6x100 gr? eller er det er fejl hvad jeg tror.. kh Connie

DROPS Design 21.01.2015 kl. 15:24:

Hej Connie. Det er antallet per störrelse. Saa skal du f.eks. lave str S saa bestiller du 100 gr 0501 og 100 gr 0517 (200 gr i alt). God fornöjelse med dem.

Maya 12.01.2015 - 09:06:

Skal tommel strikkes likt på begge vottene? Blir ikke tommelen på samme side på begge vottene da?

DROPS Design 12.01.2015 kl. 16:15:

Hej Maya. Ja, det er korrekt, men det er ikke noget problem paa dette mönster.

Christine 04.11.2014 - 19:59:

Hej, trots att jag följt stickfasthet och inte stickar hårt och fast så blev dessa vantar alldeles för stora. Prövade att tvätta dem om igen ett par gånger, följde instruktionerna, men de blev så stora att jag inte kunde ha dem. Gav bort dem. Tänker inte försöka igen eftersom jag inte vet hur jag skulle kunna göra annorlunda. Chris

DROPS Design 05.11.2014 kl. 16:44:

Hej Christine. Det er da aergeligt. Da resultatet kan afvige med filte ifm vaskemaskine og saebe er det altid en god ide og strikke og filte en pröve först, saa ved du praecis hvordan garnet reagerer i din maskine og hvad der skal til for at faa det önskede resultat.

Tanja 22.10.2014 - 19:52:

Hallo Drops, vielen Dank für die schnelle Antwort. Nadel 5,5 ist klar... aber das mit den Maschen? Wieviel soll ich anschlagen, 52 M und dann mit doppeltem Faden 10 cm glatt stricken usw. Mir ist die Aufteilung von 52-52-56 unklar. Viele Grüße und Danke

DROPS Design 23.10.2014 kl. 10:28:

Oh, da lag das Problem, Entschuldigung, das hatte ich falsch verstanden. Die M-Zahlen beziehen sich auf die verschiedenen Größen, die Handschuhe sind ja in 3 Größen strickbar - S, M und L. Die erste Zahl bezeichnet immer Größe S, die zweite Größe M und die dritte Größe L. Die entsprechenden Maße zum Auswählen der richtigen Größe finden Sie oben neben dem Foto. Sie halten sich also immer an die Zahl, die zu Ihrer Größe passt. So, ich hoffe, nun habe ich Ihnen besser weitergeholfen. :-)

Tanja 22.10.2014 - 13:22:

Hallo, bei der Anleitung heißt es am Anfang: "Es wird hin und zurückgestrickt" mit Nadel 5,5... da verstehe ich 1 Paar Nadeln. Dann heißt es aber wieder: "auf Nadel 5,5 52-52-56 Maschen anschlagen". Auf wieviele Nadeln verteile ich die Maschen oder muß man 160 Maschen anschlagen? Wie fange ich an...?!

DROPS Design 22.10.2014 kl. 16:07:

Liebe Tanja, Sie schlagen die M auf normalen Stricknadeln an (also 1 Paar Nadeln), und zwar 52-52-56 M (je nach Größe) auf Nadel Nr. 5,5, also 5 1/2. Das soll "Nadel 5,5" heißen - Nadel Nr. 5,5. Das Nadelspiel benötigen Sie erst beim Daumen.

Anette Olafsen 15.10.2014 - 08:55:

Kan jeg bruke drops ♥ you 3 i denne opskriften?

DROPS Design 17.10.2014 kl. 15:48:

Hei Anette. Drops loves you 3 er en kvalitet som er tykk og tynn, så er litt usikker på hvordan den vil bli tovet. Om du vil teste det ut så lag en prøve først å se om du får strikkefastheten til å stemme, kan evt prøve den dobbelt å se om du får den til å passe da. Du må nok teste med forskjellige pinner å se og evt tove prøven også, alt garn tover forskjellig. Lykke til:)

Jean 18.12.2012 - 19:26:

Hei kan jeg bytte 2 tråder alpakka med en tråd nepal på denne oppskriften?

DROPS Design 19.12.2012 kl. 11:02:

Ja, det kan du sagtens, men sörg for at din strikkefasthed er i orden

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