DROPS Extra / 0-1328

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Knitted and felted mittens with Nordic pattern for Christmas in DROPS Lima.

DROPS design: Pattern no li-078
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L
Length before felting: approx. 35 - 37 - 38 cm / 13 3/4"-14½"-15"
Length after felting: 28-29-30 cm / 11"-11½"-11 3/4''
Length from thumb gusset before felting: approx. 15 cm / 6''
Length from thumb gusset after felting: 12 cm / 4¾''
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
150 g for all sizes in color no 9015, gray.
100 g for all sizes in color no 0100, off white
50 g for all sizes in color no 3609, red

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

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.

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

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

Work piece in stockinette st in the round on double pointed needles with Lima.
Cast on 60-60-66 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 with gray. Work 4 rounds gray. Continue with red – AT THE SAME TIME on next round, dec 4 sts evenly by K 2 tog. Dec like this every 4th row a total of 3-3-3 times = 48-48-54 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE Now work pattern according to diagram A.1 8-8-9 times in total on round. When A.1 has been worked vertically, work 1 round with gray while dec 4-0-2 sts evenly = 44-48-52 sts. Piece measures approx. 12 cm / 4¾''.
Insert 1 marker in 22nd-24th-26th st on round (= thumb st). Then work with gray while AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st on each side of st with marker – READ INCREASE TIP. Inc outside the inc sts every 4th round 5-6-7 times more (6-7-8 times in total) = 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. 20-22-23 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9''.
Continue in stockinette st and gray in the round over these sts. When piece measures 5 cm / 2'' in all sizes from thumb gusset, work 1 round while inc 4-0-2 sts evenly = 48-48-54 sts. Now work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2 8-8-9 repetitions in total in width - adjust to place pattern over A.1. When A.2 has been worked vertically, work 1 round with gray while dec 4-0-2 sts evenly = 44-48-52 sts. Continue with gray. When piece measures 10-10-9 cm / 4"-4"-3½'' from thumb gusset, insert 2 markers as follows: Insert 1st marker in the 1st and 2nd marker in the 23rd-25th-27th st. On next round dec before and after both markers - SEE DECREASE TIP. Dec like this every other round 4-5-6 time and every round 4 times in all sizes = 12 sts in all sizes. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Work the thumb with gray. 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 inc 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 3/8"-2½"-2 3/4'' from thumb gusset, dec 2 sts evenly (dec by K 2 tog) = 16-18-20 sts. Work 3 rounds. On next round, dec 6-8-8 sts evenly = 10-10-12 sts. When piece measures 7½-8-8½ cm / 2 7/8"-3 1/8"-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 at 40C/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.


= off white
= grey
= red

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