DROPS Extra / 0-1197

Christmas Magic by DROPS Design

DROPS Christmas: Knitted DROPS mittens with Nordic pattern in ”Air”.

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row K YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.
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RIGHT MITTEN:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 40 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with moss green and K 1 round. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 5 cm / 2''. Switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and K 1 round while at the same time dec 4 sts evenly = 36 sts. Then continue in stockinette st until finished measurements. Work A.1 over all sts (= 6 repetitions in width). When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue with wheat - REMEMBER KNITTING GAUGE. When piece measures 9 cm / 3½'', inc 1 st on each side of first st on round for thumb - READ INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc on each side of the inc sts on every other round a total of 5 times = 46 sts. Now slip the 11 thumb sts on 1 stitch holder. Work 1 round and cast on 1 new st behind the thumb = 36 sts. Work A.2 over all sts (= 6 repetitions in width). When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, insert 1 marker in each side (= 18 sts between markers) and continue in wheat until piece measures approx. 22 cm / 8 3/4'' (try the mitten, approx. 4 cm / 1½'' remain until finished measurements). On next round dec in each side as follows: Work until 3 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, repeat dec every other round 2 more times, then every round 4 times = 8 sts remain. On next round, K all sts tog 2 by 2. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

THUMB:
Slip the 11 thumb sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 and in addition knit up 4 sts along the edge behind the thumb sts with wheat = 15 sts. Work in stockinette st until the thumb itself measures approx. 5 cm / 2'' (try on the mitten, approx. ½ cm / 1/4'' remains until finished measurements). K 2 rounds AT THE SAME TIME K all sts tog 2 by 2 on both rounds. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

LEFT MITTEN:
Work as right mitten but reversed, i.e. inc for thumb on each side of last st on round (instead of each side of first st on round).

Diagram

= wheat
= moss green

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