DROPS Fabel
DROPS Fabel
75% Wool, 25% Polyamide
from 3.00 $ /50g
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 3.00$. Read more.
DROPS 122-34
DROPS design: Pattern no FA-126
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Size: S/M - M/L

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50 g for both sizes color no 672, dark red/ bourgogne mix

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1 - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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Knitting tension – See how to measure it and why here
Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here

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DROPS Fabel
DROPS Fabel
75% Wool, 25% Polyamide
from 3.00 $ /50g
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 3.00$. Read more.

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.
RIGHT MITTEN:
Worked in the round. Cast on 58-64 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1 with Fabel. K 1 round and continue in rib, K1/P1, until rib measures 6 cm / 2 3/8''. K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 10 sts evenly = 48-54 sts. Continue in stockinette st. When piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'' inc 1 st for thumb each side of the 3rd and 4th st at beg of round. Inc with YO, to avoid a hole K YO into back of loop on next round. Repeat the inc on each side of the inc sts on every other round a total of 5-6 times = 12-14 thumb sts (58-66 sts in total). When piece measures 12-13 cm / 4 3/4"-5 1/8" slip the 12-14 thumb-sts on a stitch holder. On next round cast on 2 new sts behind thumb-sts = 48-54 sts. Continue in the round in stockinette st until piece measures 22-23 cm / 8 3/4"-9" (3.5 -4 cm / 1 1/4"-1½" remain). Now insert a marker each side (i.e. 24-27 sts on upper hand and 24-27 sts in palm of hand). Continue in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st each side of each marker (= 4 dec sts). Dec as follows 2 sts before marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso. Dec as follows after marker: K2 tog. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 7-8 times = 20-22 sts left on needle. K2 tog across next round = 10-11 sts left. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

THUMB:
Slip the 12-14 sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1 and pick up 2 sts behind these sts = 14-16 sts. Work stockinette st in the round for approx 5.5-6 cm / 2 1/4"-2 3/8" and K2 tog across next round = 6-7 sts. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

LEFT MITTEN:
Like right but mirrored, i.e. inc for thumb each side of the 45th and 46th st in S/M and each side of 51st and 52nd st in M/L.
Do you have a question? See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

If you think it's hard to decide what size to make, it can be a good idea to measure a garment you own already and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by comparing those measures with the ones available in the pattern's size chart.

You'll find the size chart at the bottom of the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read size chart

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

Pilling is a natural process that happens to even the most exclusive of fibers. It's a natural sign of wear and tear that is hard to avoid, and that is most visible in high friction areas of your garment like a sweater's arms and cuffs.

You can make your garment look as new by removing the pilling, using a fabric comb or a pill/lint remover.

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Comments / Questions (18)

country flag Maima wrote:

Erg onduidelijk geschreven patroon waar je nog steeds alles zelf moet meten. Gebreid met Drops Fabel op 2.5mm. De wanten werden erg lang bij voor maat S, verder is qua verhouding het rondom de hand palm losjes en zelfs na extra steken opzetten voor de duim deze nog erg strak. Heel erg jammer.

21.12.2021 - 14:25

country flag Zora wrote:

Ich glaube die Anleitung hat einen kleinen Fehler: Am Ende der Daumen hat man 7 - 8 M statt 6 - 7 M

02.02.2021 - 21:15

country flag Ellinor Berg wrote:

Vilken handskstorlek motsvarar S/M och M/L på ett ungefär? Tack på förhand!

05.01.2020 - 17:35

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Den minsta storleken blir ca 25,5 cm och den största ca 27 cm totalt inkl 6 cm resår. Mvh DROPS Design

29.01.2020 - 11:43

country flag Kmathis wrote:

After completing the increases for the thumb (2 sts of the original 48 sts + 10 increases =12 sts). That is 10 rounds ((1 increase rnd + 1 non-increase rnd)*5 times). My measurment is less than 12 cm / 4 3/4". Am I suppose to continue in stockinette rounds until I reach the aforementioned measurement and then proceed to slip thumb sts to holder? Thank you.

21.10.2019 - 01:55

DROPS Design answered:

Hi Kmathis, Yes, continue working until the piece measures 12 cm, then place the thumb stitches on a holder. Happy knitting!

21.10.2019 - 07:17

country flag Sylvie Allard wrote:

Bonjour ! Lors de la confection du gousset pour le pouce, je fais l’augmentation avec une jetée après la 3e maille et après la 4e maille ? Est ce que je place un marqueur après la 3e maille et un après la 4e maille ? Au 2e tour je tricote les jetées en maille torse ça c’est ok. Au 3e tour je fais l’augmentation après le marqueur de la 3e maille et après le marqueur de la 4e maille ?

01.03.2019 - 04:24

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Allard, placez un marqueur avant la 3ème maille et un autre après la 4ème maille (= 2 maille pour le pouce), augmentez ensuite après le 1er marqueur et avant le 2ème marqueur = vous avez 4 m entre les marqueurs. Au tour suivant, tricotez les jetés torse. Continuez ainsi en augmentant toujours après le 1er marqueur et avant le 2ème, le nombre de mailles entre les marqueurs va augmenter, vous avez ensuite 12-14 m pour le pouce (= les 2 m du pouce + les 5-6 augmentations). Bon tricot!

01.03.2019 - 10:16

country flag Alissa wrote:

On the knit row when you decrease 10 stitches evenly, how do you do this evenly if you have 58 stitches? And how should one decrease? With a skp, ssk, k2t?

22.11.2018 - 23:55

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Alissa, you will find here how to decrease evenly. Happy knitting!

23.11.2018 - 10:19

country flag Veerle Van Coillie wrote:

In het begin wordt va de opzet gemeten daarna va de boord. Van 13 cm naar 23 is 4 cm ?

21.08.2018 - 08:26

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Veerle, Als je op 23 cm bent, moet je daarna nog ongeveer 4 cm breien. (Je meet de lengte steeds vanaf de opzetrand)

21.08.2018 - 10:15

country flag Linda Langlois wrote:

Lorsque j’ai commencé en taille s/m, j’ai découvert une erreur ; après les diminutions (10) j’obtiens 48 mailles. Je dois faire les augmentations 5 fois 2 mailles, j’obtiens alors 12 mailles, donc j’obtiens au total 60 mailles et non 58. Quand je dois mettre en attente les 12 mailles et en relever 2 le total de mailles est 50 et non 48. Je ne sais pas si c’est compréhensible ce que j’ai écrit, mais j’espère que vous corrigez l’erreur. Merci

06.12.2016 - 19:44

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Langlois, on augmente 5x 2 m soit 10 m augmentées pour le pouce = 58 m - les augmentations se font de part et d'autre de la 3ème et de la 4ème m (= 2 m). On met en attente 12 m pour le pouce = les 10 m augmentées + la 3ème et la 4ème m = 12 m. On monte 2 m au-dessus des m en attente (= pour remplacer la 3ème et la 4ème m)= on a de nouveau 48 m. Bon tricot!

07.12.2016 - 09:13

country flag Monika wrote:

Vielen Dank für die Hilfe und die Geduld. Jetzt habe auch ich es verstanden. Manchmal stehe ich wohl etwas auf dem Schlauch ;-). Gruss Monika

17.12.2013 - 17:15

country flag Monika wrote:

Wenn ich aber nur 12 Maschen zunehme, habe ich dann nicht zuwenig Maschen für den Daumen? Laut Anleitung soll ich 14 Daumenmaschen stilllegen und dazu 2 Maschen aufnehmen = 16 Maschen für den Daumen. Also doch 14 Aufnahmen?

16.12.2013 - 19:48

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Monika, Sie nehmen 12 Maschen zu, aber neben der 3. und 4. Masche, die auch zu den Daumenmaschen zählen. Sie haben somit 14 Daumenmaschen zum Stilllegen, dann die 2 M, die neu aufgenommen werden = 16 Maschen.

17.12.2013 - 09:11