DROPS Extra / 0-1328

Festive Foraging by DROPS Design

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
Length after felting: 28-29-30 cm
Length from thumb gusset before felting: approx. 15 cm
Length from thumb gusset after felting: 12 cm
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
150 g for all sizes in colour no 9015, grey.
100 g for all sizes in colour no 0100, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour no 3609, red

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 mm - or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
After felting: 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 British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Work entire pattern in stocking 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 stocking st in the round on double pointed needles with Lima.
Cast on 60-60-66 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with grey. Work 4 rounds grey. 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 TENSION 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 grey while dec 4-0-2 sts evenly = 44-48-52 sts. Piece measures approx. 12 cm.
Insert 1 marker in 22nd-24th-26th st on round (= thumb st). Then work with grey 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.
Continue in stocking st and grey in the round over these sts. When piece measures 5 cm 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 grey while dec 4-0-2 sts evenly = 44-48-52 sts. Continue with grey. When piece measures 10-10-9 cm 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 grey. Slip the 15-17-19 thumb sts on to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm 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 stocking st. When thumb measures approx. 6-6½-7 cm 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, 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 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.


= off white
= grey
= red

Ingmarie Nyberg 09.03.2019 - 07:27:

Förstår inte hur jag ska göra med dom 17 tum-m? Hur fortsätter jag stickningen efter att jag satt dom 17 maskorna på en tråd?

DROPS Design 12.03.2019 kl. 09:19:

Hej Ingmarie, Du fortsätter att sticka runt innanför de 17 m. Titta på den här videon:

How to knit a thumb on a mitten from Garnstudio Drops design on Vimeo.

Åsa Karlsson 20.01.2017 - 20:47:

På filmen visar de att man ska göra ökningen genom att göra ett omslag och sen sticka den på nästa varv. Stämmer det. Vilken ålder är s till i detta mönster

DROPS Design 23.01.2017 kl. 11:58:

Hej Åsa. Ja, det kan du fint göre. Husk den skal strikkes vrid for at lukke hullet. Det er en str S voksen str (dame). Saa en stor pige/teenager kan ogsaa sagtens bruge dem

Åsa Karlsson 20.01.2017 - 20:43:

Om vilken maska ska jag öka tumkilen på . Det står att jag ska sätta markörer på m. 22 24 26 jag kan ju inte öka runt alla tre.

DROPS Design 23.01.2017 kl. 11:57:

Hej Åsa. Du skal tage den maske til den str du laver. F.eks. str S er saa m. 22

Hélène 09.01.2017 - 21:36:

Bonjour! Comment fait-on lorsque nous devons tricoter une couleur différente à chaque tour (Référence à votre vidéo rayures sans décalage) et ce pour un tricot en rond? veuillez m'excuser mais je suis incapable d'avoir accès aux questions pour cette vidéo. Merci!

DROPS Design 10.01.2017 kl. 09:37:

Bonjour Hélène, vous pouvez procéder de la même façon pour le jacquard que pour les rayures (la vidéo des rayures sans décalage concerne également le tricot en rond). Bon tricot!

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