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DROPS 115-33 by DROPS Design

DROPS mittens in ”Alpaca” and ”Kid-Silk” with garter st, cables and bobbles

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DROPS design: Pattern no Z-430.

Size: S/M – L/XL
100-100 g colour no 100, off-white
25-50 g colour no 01, off-white

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES and DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm – or size needed to get 22 sts x 44 rows in garter st with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm.

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pattern type: mittens, pattern/technique: cable,

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
GARTER ST (in the round):
K 1 round, P 1 round.
See diagram M.1 and M.2 – pattern in diagram is seen from RS and shows 1 pattern repeat (row 1 = RS).

MITTENS: The cuff is worked back and forth on needle from side to side, then pick up sts in cuff and work mitten back and forth on needle.

CUFF: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 35-35 sts on needle size 3 mm with 1 thread of each quality. Continue as follows from RS: 1 st in GARTER ST – see above, K5 (these first 6 sts to be folded towards WS afterwards), K8, P2, K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P1 and 2 garter sts. Work return row from WS with K over K, P over P and garter st over garter st. Continue as follows: 1 garter st, 5 stocking sts, M.2 (= 8 sts), M.1 (= 19 sts) and 2 garter sts. When piece measures approx 20-24 cm - adjust to after 1 full repeat – cast off loosely with K over K and P over P.

RIGHT MITTEN: Pick up 40-48 sts in the outer loops of the garter st row along top of cuff with 1 thread of each quality on needle size 3 mm. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work garter st back and forth on needle, AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 1 cm insert 1 marker in st no 21-25 from the right side of piece as seen from RS = thumb st.
On next row inc 1 st each side of st with marker by making 1 YO, on next row work YO into back of loop to avoid a hole. Repeat the inc on every 4th row a total of 5-6 times = 11-13 thumb sts. When piece measures 6-7 cm slip the 11-13 thumb sts + 1 st each side on a stitch holder and cast on 3 new sts behind the thumb = 40-48 sts. Continue in garter st until piece measures 16-18 cm. Work next row as follows: * K2, K2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 30-36 sts. Work 3 rows and then work next rows as follows: * K1, K2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 20-24 sts. Work return row. On next row K2 tog across the row = 10-12 sts. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten and fasten.

THUMB: Slip the 13-15 thumb sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm and pick up 3 sts in the edge behind thumb = 16-18 sts. Work garter st in the round on double pointed needles – see above. When thumb measures 5.5-6.5 cm K2 tog all the way round, cut the thread, pull it through remaining 8-9 sts, tighten and fasten.

ASSEMBLY: Sew mitten tog at the side, edge to edge in outer loops of sts. Fold the 6 bottom sts on cuff towards WS and fasten with neat sts.

LEFT MITTEN: Like right mitten, but insert marker to mark thumb in st no 19-23 st from the right side of piece – as seen from RS).


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P2, K2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, P2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
= Bobble: Inc to 5 sts in 1 st as follows: K1, 1 YO, K1, 1 YO, K1, work 4 rows stocking st back and forth over these 5 sts, and work next row as follows: lift 2nd st over first st, lift 3rd st over first st, lift 4th st over first st, lift 5th st over first st = 1 st left.

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