DROPS Extra / 0-1360

DROPS Extra 0-1360 by DROPS Design

Knitted and felted seating pad with domino squares in DROPS Eskimo.

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DROPS design: Pattern ee-587
Yarn group E or C + C
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Measurements before felting: approx. 45 cm in width and 45 cm in height.
Measurements after felting: approx. 34 cm in width and 34 cm in height.
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
150 g colour no 56, Christmas red
50 g colour no 15, dark blue
50 g colour no 01, off white
Or use:
150 g colour 12, light blue
100 g colour 24, yellow

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 9 mm – or size needed to get 10 stitches and 21 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically before felting and approx. 13 stitches and 39 rows in garter stitch = 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height after felting.
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pattern type: seat pads, pattern/technique: domino, theme: flag, tips & help: felted,
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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

DOMINO SQUARE:
Insert 1 marker in the middle stitch on round.
ROW 1 (= wrong side): Knit all stitches.
ROW 2 (= right side): Knit until 1 stitch remains before marker, slip 2 stitches as if to knit together, knit 1, pass the 2 slipped stitches over stitch worked, knit the rest of row.
Repeat 1st and 2nd row - decrease 2 stitches in the middle of square every other row (i.e. every row from right side) until 1 stitch remains on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through stitch.

COLOUR COMBINATION-1:
Cast on + 3 rows dark blue, 4 rows off white, continue with Christmas red until finished measurements.

COLOUR COMBINATION-2:
Cast on + 7 rows yellow, continue with light blue until finished measurements.
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SEATING PAD:
Seating pad consists of 4 squares that are sewn tog at the end. 1 square measures approx. 22 cm in width and 22 cm vertically.

SQUARE:
Work piece back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 45 stitches on circular needle size 9 mm with COLOUR COMBINATION-1 or COLOUR COMBINATION-2.
Work DOMINO SQUARE - see explanation above, according to colours in the chosen colour combination. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
Work 3 more squares.

ASSEMBLY:
Place the 4 squares together so that cast on edge on the 4 squares form a cross. Sew 2 and 2 sides together edge to edge.

FELTING:
Place the seat pad in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees with normal spin but no pre-wash. Then place the seat pad flat and shape it to the correct size while it is still wet. At subsequent wash, wash the seat pad at regular wool programme.

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