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Rainbow Mitts by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS mittens with pattern in "Fabel".

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-209
Yarn group A
Size: One-size
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50 g color no 400, black
50 g color no 820, carnival

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette = 10 x 10 cm / 4” x 4”.

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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.
Diagrams A-1 to A-4. All diagrams are worked in stockinette.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 64 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm/US 1.5 with black. K 1 round, work 6 rounds rib = K 1/P 1.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm/US 2.5, K 1 round with black, then work diagram A-1 (= 4 repetitions on the round).
When A-1 has been worked 1 time vertically, work A-2 - AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 10 sts evenly = 54 sts, and on last round of A-2 inc 6 sts evenly = 60 sts.
Continue with A-3. When it has been worked up to the 3 black squares in A-3, work A-4 over these 3 squares (continue the other sts in A-3). Inc in A-4 as shown in diagram - on next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes.
When 6 inc have been worked (there are now 15 sts in thumb gusset), work 3 rounds without inc as shown in A-4, then slip the 15 thumb sts on a stitch holder.
Cast on 3 new sts over sts on stitch holder = 60 sts. Continue working according to A-3.
When beg to dec on top of hand, dec on each side of 3 sts in the side (1 carnival, 1 black, and 1 carnival).
Dec before these 3 sts by K 2 tog with black and dec after these 3 sts by K 2 twisted tog with black.
After all dec are done, 12 sts remain on needle.
Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. The entire mitten measures approx. 30 cm/ 11¾”.

Slip the 15 thumb sts back on double pointed needles size 3 mm/US 2.5. Pick up 9 sts in the edge behind the thumb = 24 sts. Continue in the round according to A-4.
When dec beg, dec on each side of 1 st black in each side. Dec before this st by K 2 tog with carnival and dec after this st by K 2 twisted tog with carnival.
After all dec are done, 8 sts remain on needle.
Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Cast on and work as right mitten but work the 3 black sts for thumb in the 3rd, 4th and 5th st from the left in diagram A-3.

Socks – see design: 143-33


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= carnival
= black
= 1 YO between 2 sts

Dea 28.01.2019 - 21:32:

Buonasera, nella spiegazione c'è scritto " Quando si inizia a diminuire sul sopra della mano, diminuire da ogni lato delle 3 m. a lato (1 carnevale, 1 nero, e 1 carnevale). Diminuire prima di queste 3 m. lavorando 2 m. insieme a dir. con il nero e diminuire dopo queste 3 m. lavorando 2 m. insieme a dir. ritorto con il nero." credo che queste diminuzioni valgano anche per il sotto della mano o no? Grazie.

DROPS Design 28.01.2019 kl. 22:47:

Buonasera Dea. Sì, le diminuzioni vanno fatte prima/dopo le 3 maglie (carnevale, nero, carnevale) ai due lati della muffola. Quindi sia sul sopra della mano che sul sotto. Buon lavoro!

Lilja 21.09.2017 - 17:54:

Hi, why there is a decrease in round 1 of A.2 and an increase in the last row again? Why I can't just keep 60 stitches and knit A.2 5 times in full pattern size? My knitting becomes too narrow at this point, so I wondered whether I switch the yarn (because it should become narrow) or if I do something wrong at the A.2 chart. Thanks for the beauiful pattern anyway! Lilja

DROPS Design 22.09.2017 kl. 09:44:

Dear Lilja, you decrease for A.2 to make it more narrow for the wrist. Remember to check and keep your tension even when working colour pattern. Happy knitting!

Anne Marit Mosebakken 14.10.2016 - 19:27:

Hei Hvordan garn kan jeg bruke til den som dere ikke har lenger?

DROPS Design 17.10.2016 kl. 16:32:

Hei Anne Marit. Saa vaelger du één af de andre farver i Fabel. Se garnkortet her

Alexandra 04.10.2016 - 14:11:

Welche Grösse haben die fertigen Handschuhe, bzw. für welchen Handumfang passen die? Würde die gerne für mich selbst stricken, habe recht grosse Hände. Danke!

DROPS Design 04.10.2016 kl. 15:36:

Liebe Alexandra, mit 24 M = 10 cm werden Sie mit 60 M (Hand = A.3) ca 25 cm bekommen. Ich habe 41 Reihe gezählt nach dem Daumen - dh mit 32 R = 10 cm sind diese Reihe ca 12 cm. Wenn Sie weitere persönnilche Hilfe dafür brauchen, können Sie sich gerne an Ihren DROPS Laden wenden.

Philippa 09.02.2016 - 06:52:

I realise the Fabel carnival 820 has been discontinued. Could you please advise, was it a "long print"? I will choose another colour. Thanks.

DROPS Design 09.02.2016 kl. 14:58:

Dear Philippa, Fabel 820 was a "print". Happy knitting!

Sinna 09.01.2016 - 19:39:

I don’t understand what happens when moving on to A2 (the same problem as Magdalena 16.11.2012 kl. 12:29). If I have 54 sts and there are 12 sts in A2 it doesn’t match.

DROPS Design 11.01.2016 kl. 09:54:

Dear Sinna, A.2 is worked over 6 sts (see rapport in diag), so that you will repeat A.2 (= 12 sts a total of 4 times + th first stss in A.2) = 54 sts. Happy knitting!

Stina 21.07.2015 - 15:05:

Jag förstår inte vart jag ska lägga upp maskorna i efter att jag stickat första biten av tumkilen. "Lägg upp 3 nya m över m på tråden" Över? Menar man innan eller efter de maskorna som sitter på en tråd?

DROPS Design 29.07.2015 kl. 12:59:

Hej Stina, Du lägger upp 3 nya m bakom m på tråden, så du kan fortsätta att sticka vanten runt. Se även video med "Tumkil" Lycka till!

Jeanne 22.05.2015 - 06:13:

Can you help me find the carnival colored and the black fable? I want to make the rainbow mitts just like the picture. They are gorgeous!

DROPS Design 22.05.2015 kl. 10:16:

Dear Jeanne, the Fabel color no 820 is unluckily discontinued. Contact your DROPS store for any further assistance to choose a colour. Happy knitting!

Lena Jidne 05.01.2015 - 12:34:

Om man vill ha garn helt utan konstmaterial vad rekommenderar ni som ersättning till fabel för vantar och sockor då? Eventuella nackdelar? / Lena

DROPS Design 06.01.2015 kl. 16:53:

Hej Lena. Du kan se alternativer i garngruppe A her. Du kan f.eks. bruge DROPS Alpaca, BabyAlpaca Silk eller Baby Merino, men du har saa ikke de sjove printfarver som Fabel har og Alpacaen er generelt mindre slidfast end Fabel. Baby Merino har ikke printen, men er ogsaa dejlig til denne slags projekter.

Ania 01.01.2015 - 20:30:

I use Safari on a Mac and whenever I click on the "Print pattern" and there is an ad (promo or something) pop-ups, the "continue to print" button does nothing so I can't print the pattern

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