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Polar Stripes by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS mittens with stripes in "Lima"

DROPS design: Pattern no li-074
Yarn group B
Size: S/M - M/L - L/XL
Length before felting: approx. 32 - 33½ - 35 cm / 12½"-13 1/4"-13 3/4"
Length after felting: approx. 24 - 25½ - 26 cm / 9½"-10"-10 1/4"
Length from thumb before felting: approx. 16 - 16½ - 17 cm / 6 1/4"-6½"-6 3/4"
Length from thumb after felting: approx. 12 - 12½ - -13 cm /4 3/4"-4 7/8"-5 1/8"
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
50-100-100 g color no 9015, gray
50 g for all sizes in color no 0519, dark gray
50 g for all sizes in color no 4377, dark purple.
50 g for all sizes in color no 4434, purple

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 4.5 mm / US 7 - or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
After felting: 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm) = 22 sts x 34 rows
ACCESSORIES: Safety pin for felting, 2 pieces

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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.
Stripe 1: 3 rounds dark gray
Stripe 2: 8 rounds purple
Stripe 3: 5 rounds dark purple
Stripe 4: 12 rounds dark gray
Stripe 5: 5 rounds gray
Stripe 6: 3 rounds purple
Stripe 7: 12 rounds dark purple
Stripe 8: 5 rounds dark gray
Then work with gray until finished measurements.

Inc 1 st by working 2 sts in the same st.

Dec before marker as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog.
Dec after marker as follows: Work until marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Work piece in the round on double pointed needles with Lima.
Cast on 60-64-64 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 with dark gray. Work entire mitten in stockinette st and STRIPES - see explanation above. When piece measures 3 cm / 1'', dec 4 sts evenly (dec by K 2 tog). Repeat dec every 1½ cm / ½" 3-3-2 more times = 44-48-52 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When piece measures approx. 8-8-7 cm / 3"-3"-2 3/4", insert 1 marker in the 22nd-24th-26th st on round (= marks the thumb). Then inc 1 st on each side of st with marker, repeat in on outside of the inc sts every 4th round 5-6-7 more times - READ INCREASE TIP = 56-62-68 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 = 15-17-19 thumb sts. Cast on 3 new sts behind the thumb sts = 44-48-52 sts. Piece measures approx. 16-17-18 cm / 6 1/4"-6 3/4-7''. Continue in stockinette st in the round over these sts. When piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'' (measured from the cast on sts behind thumb), insert 2 markers as follows: Insert 1st marker in the 1st st and 2nd marker in the 23rd-25th-27th st. On next round dec before and after both markers - SEE DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every other round 3-4-5 more times and then every round 4 times = 12 sts. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Continue stripes as on mitten. Slip the 15-17-19 thumb sts on to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 and pick up 3 sts in the 3 cast on sts from hand = 18-20-22 sts. Work in the round on double pointed needles in stockinette st. When thumb measures approx. 6-6½-7 cm / 2 1/4"-2½"-2 3/4" from thumb gusset, dec 3 sts evenly (dec by K 2 tog) = 15-17-19 sts. Work 3 rounds. On next round, dec 5-7-7 sts evenly = 10-10-12 sts. When piece measures 7½-8-8½ cm / 2 3/4"-3"-3 1/4", work all sts tog 2 by 2 = 5-5-6 sts. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Knit another mitten the same way.

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 hot at 40 C/104F 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.

Comments (2)

Lotte 14.11.2017 - 18:13:

Wenn diese Fäustlinge in uni gestrickt werden, wie gross ist der Garnverbrauch pro Grösse? Besten Dank für Ihre Rückmeldung

DROPS Design 15.11.2017 kl. 13:17:

Liebe Lotte, damit haben wir keine Erfahrung, da diese Fäustlinge gestreift sind, aber Sie können einfach das gesamte Garnmenge von verschiedenen Farben kalkulieren, es kann sein, daß Sie etwas weniger Wolle brauchen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Lotte 14.11.2017 - 17:21:

Guten Tag Wenn diese Fäustlinge Uni gestrickt werden, reichen 50g für die kleinste Größe? Besten Dank

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