DROPS Extra / 0-1245

Touch of Gold by DROPS Design

DROPS Easter: Knitted and felted DROPS mittens for men and women with Nordic pattern in ”Alaska”.

DROPS design: Pattern no x-413
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: Women (Men): S/M - M/L - L/XL (S/M - L/XL)
Length before felting: 38-40-44 (44-46) cm.
Length after felting: 28-30-33 (33-35) cm.
Length from thumb gusset before felting: 17-17-19 (19-20) cm.
Length from thumb gusset after felting: 11-11-12 (12-13) cm.
Materials:
DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
150 g for all sizes in colour no 58, mustard
50 g for all sizes in colour no 02, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour no 03, light grey.

NOTE: Mittens worked with one colour = 200 g Alaska for all sizes.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5.5 mm - or size needed to get 16 sts x 20 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm before felting.
ACCESSORIES: 2 safety pins for felting

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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PATTERN:
See diagram A.1 (choose diagram for correct size: 22-22-24 (24-24 sts)). Pattern is worked in stocking st.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by working 2 sts in the same st.
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MITTEN:
Work piece in the round on double pointed needles with Alaska. Cast on 52-52-56 (56-56) sts on double pointed needles size 5.5 mm with light grey. Work entire mitten in stocking st - REMEMBER KNITTING TENSION. When piece measures 5-6-7 (7-8) cm, work PATTERN - see explanation above, in the round according to A.1 - AT THE SAME TIME dec 8 sts evenly on 5th row in diagram (dec by K 2 tog) = 44-44-48 (48-48) sts. When diagram has been worked vertically, continue with mustard until finished measurements - AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 6-6-8 (8-6) sts evenly = 38-38-40 (40-42) sts. When piece measures 15-16-17 (17-18) cm, insert 1 marker in the 19th-19th-20th (20th-21st) st on round (= marking for thumb). Then inc 1 st on each side of st with marker, repeat in on outside of the inc sts every other round 3-3-4 (4-4) more times - READ INCREASE TIP = 46-46-50 (50-52) sts. After last inc, slip the inc sts + st with marker + 1 st in each side of these sts on a stitch holder for thumb = 11-11-13 (13-13) thumb sts. Cast on 3 new sts behind the thumb sts = 38-38-40 (40-42) sts. Piece measures approx. 21-23-25 (25-26) cm. Continue in stocking st in the round over these sts. When piece measures 36-38-42 (42-44) cm, work all sts tog 2 by 2 = 19-19-20 (20-21) sts. When piece measures 38-40-44 (44-46) cm, work all sts tog 2 by 2 one more time (when no of sts do not fit work last st K) = 10-10-10 (10-11) sts remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

THUMB:
Slip the 11-11-13 (13-13) thumb sts on to double pointed needles size 5.5 mm and pick up 5 sts in the 3 inc sts from hand = 16-16-18 (18-18) sts. Work in the round on double pointed needles in stocking st. When thumb measures approx. 6-6-6½ (6½-7) cm from sts picked up, dec 4-4-6 (6-6) sts evenly (dec by K 2 tog) = 12 sts. Work 2 rounds. On next round, dec 4 sts evenly = 8 sts. When piece measures 8½-8½-9 (9-9½) cm, work all sts tog 2 by 2 = 4 sts. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Knit another mitten the same way.

FELTING:
Turn the mitten inside-out and place a plastic bag inside the thumb to avoid it felting together. Fasten it with a safety pin - NOTE: Fasten the pin vertically down towards tip of thumb to make it easy to remove after felting. Turn the mitten out again so that it is felted with RS outwards.
Then place the mittens in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the mittens to the right measurements while still wet and leave to dry flat. At subsequent wash, wash the mittens at regular wool programme.

Diagram

= off white
= mustard
= dec row

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