DROPS Extra / 0-797

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Felted DROPS Santa in ”Alaska”.

DROPS design: Pattern no X-373
Yarn group C
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Height: approx 23 cm / 9'' after felting

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
50 g color no 10, red
50 g color no 02, off white
AND USE: DROPS GLITTER from Garnstudio
10 g color no 08, red

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4'' before 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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
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SANTA:
Worked back and forth on needle, top down. Cast on 6 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand red Alaska and 1 strand red Glitter. Work 5 rows in stockinette st. On next row inc 3 sts evenly = 9 sts.
Continue in stockinette st. Repeat inc every 6th row a total of 3 times = 15 sts. Work 5 rows in stockinette st. On next row inc 4 sts evenly = 19 sts. Repeat inc every 6th row a total of 3 times = 27 sts. Work 10 rows in stockinette st.
Switch to off white. K 6 rows in garter st - see explanation above. Work 2 rows in stockinette st.
Switch to 1 strand red Alaska and 1 strand red Glitter and work 2 rows in stockinette st, then K 16 rows in garter st. Bind off.

NOSE:
The nose is worked in garter st. Cast on 3 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand red Alaska and 1 strand red Glitter.
On next row inc as follows: K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1 = 5 sts.
On next row K YOs twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.
On next row inc as follows: * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the rest of row, finish with K 1 = 9 sts. K 3 rows.
On next row K2 tog across, finish with K 1 = 5 sts. K 1 row.
On next row K2 tog across, finish with K 1 = 3 sts.
Bind off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew Santa tog mid back. Sew the nose tog into a ball and fasten it mid front in the top ridge (1 ridge = 2 rows in garter st) in off white.
Make a pompom by cutting 20 strands with a length of 6 cm / 2½'', tie these strands at the middle and fasten at the top.

BEARD:
Cut 48 strands with a length of 10 cm / 4''. Fasten the strands in 2 rows around the entire Santa; 1 row between 1st and 2nd ridge and 1 row below 3rd ridge. Fold 2 strands double and pull the loop through a st and then pull yarn ends through the loop.

FELTING:
Place the Santa in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash warm at 40C/104F with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the Santa to the right measurements while still wet and leave to dry flat. At subsequent wash, wash the Santa at regular wool program. When the Santa has dried, pull it on a roll of toilet paper so that it stands by itself.

Comments (10)

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Ingela Karlsson 19.12.2014 - 09:50:

Har tidigare ställt en fråga ni skulle testa själva och ge mig ett svar. Eftersom jag inte hört något så kontaktaktade jag butiken där jag köpt garnet, Deisy design i Göteborg. Tvättat i två olika maskiner. Deisy design tog kort och ni har fått bilden skickad till er. (Det röda garnet färgade också av sig på det vitaså skägget är lite rödfärgat). Ingela K

Ingela Karlsson 11.12.2014 - 06:10:

Jag har gjort denna tomte och tvättat den enligt beskrivningen, 40 grader maskintvätt. Det vita garnet, skägget och tofsen tovade sig men inte det röda garnet, dvs kroppen på tomten. Jag har för säkerhets skull tvättat den två gånger. Jag har använt det gsrn som står i beskrivningen, alaska. Vad kan jag mer göra? Ingela Karlsson

DROPS Design 11.12.2014 kl. 14:57:

Hej Ingela. Det var saert, men garn kan kan reagere forskelligt. Jeg ville strikke en pröve i den röde Alaska og prövefilte den og se hvad der skal til for at den filter i din maskine. Naar du ved det, kan du pröve med tomterne igen. Held og lykke.

Ruth 29.11.2014 - 13:41:

Liebes Drops-Team, das ist eine wunderbare Anleitung, die hervorragend gelingt ... dafür vielen Dank! Dear Drops-Team, this is a wonderful pattern, that is fun to knit with a quick success! Merry Christmans!!

Marcia 24.04.2014 - 22:05:

Sorry but I just missed the directions. I love your patterns.

Marcia 24.04.2014 - 22:03:

The pattern seems to be missing the directions for the bottom red part of the pattern after the off white section.

Päivi Hutri 10.05.2013 - 11:55:

"tontunmuotoinen vessapaperinteline" means elf-shaped toilet paper stand in finnish. It is not rack for keeping toilet paper, it is elf, lined with paper shell. I suggest that 'tontunmuotoinen vessapaperinteline ' is replaced with 'paperihylsytonttu', that is paper-shell-elf, we have lot of compound words. Thank you! I like to get ideas and inspirations from Drops patterns, there is not many finnish translation errors.

DROPS Design 13.05.2013 kl. 14:52:

Hei! Ohje on nyt korjattu!

Lisa 29.11.2012 - 16:56:

Hvor bruker man glittertråden? Det ser ut som den er strikket sammen med det røde garnet, men det kan jeg ikke se står i oppskriften.

DROPS Design 30.11.2012 kl. 13:48:

Du har ret. Den skal bruges sammen med den røde Alaska. Vi skal få rettet at det står tydeligere

Inge 23.11.2012 - 09:54:

Hallo, habe gerade meine Wichtelmannschaft (10) komplett. Da ich verschiedene Wollstärken benutzt habe, sind Wichtel in verschiedenen Größen entstanden. Man kann sie auch gut mit einem Nadelspiel stricken.

Sharon 13.11.2012 - 06:12:

How do I get this written pattern?

Monika Pütz 07.11.2012 - 22:54:

Hallo, ich möchte gerne 7 dieser Weihnachtsmänner stricken. Wieviel Material brauche ich dafür?

DROPS Design 12.11.2012 kl. 19:27:

Liebe Frau Pütz, leider habe ich die Weihnachtsmänner auch nicht vor mir. Sicher brauchen Sie von der weißen Wolle und vom Glitter weniger. Sie können einen Weihnachtsmann stricken und den Rest der jeweiligen Wolle wiegen, dann wissen Sie genau, wie viel pro Stück benötigt wird.

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