DROPS Extra / 0-1387

Poke Me by DROPS Design

Knitted cacti with moss stitch, fisherman`s rib and garter stitch. The piece is worked in DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-126
Yarn group B
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SMALL:
Measurements: Height: approx. 9 cm. Circumference: approx 19 cm.
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
50 g colour 26, pistachio

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn Group B)" – see link below.

DROPS NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
ACCESSORIES: Stuffing and 1 small terracotta pot (approx. 6 cm tall and 6 cm in diameter).
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MEDIUM:
Measurements: Height: approx. 12 cm. Circumference: approx. 17 cm.
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
50 g colour 31, forest green

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn Group B)" – see link below.

DROPS NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
ACCESSORIES: Stuffing and 1 small terracotta pot (approx. 6 cm tall and 6 cm in diameter).
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LARGE:
Measurements: Height: approx. 14 cm. Circumference: approx. 20 cm (with large and small part).
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
50 g colour 18, green
A left-over of colour 30, mustard - for flower.

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn Group B)" – see link below.

DROPS NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 42 rows garter stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
ACCESSORIES: Stuffing and 1 small terracotta pot (approx. 6 cm tall and 6 cm in diameter).
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INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.
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SMALL CACTUS WITH MOSS STITCH:
The piece is worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 40 stitches with needle size 4 mm and pistachio. Work * knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from *-* to end of row. Continue working knit over purl and purl over knit - REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue in this way until the piece measures 9 cm. Cut the strand, pull it through the stitches together with 1 extra strand - this is to give added strength. Pull the stitches together tightly and fasten the strands well. Sew the side seam - sew edge to edge. Tack a double strand around the cast-on edge, fill the cactus with stuffing, pull together at the bottom and fasten the strands well. Place the cactus in a small terracotta pot.

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MEDIUM CACTUS WITH FISHERMAN`S RIB:
The piece is worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 12 stitches with needle size 4 mm and forest green. Knit 1 row from the right side. Work the next row as follows: Purl 1, purl 2 stitches in each of the next 11 stitches (i.e. purl 1 stitch in the back loop of the stitch and purl 1 stitch in the front loop of the stitch) = 23 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Continue with fisherman`s rib as follows:
ROW 1: Work * knit 1, 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch as if to purl *, repeat from *-* until there is 1 stitch left, finish with knit 1.
ROW 2: * 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch as if to purl, knit together the yarn over and the slipped stitch *, repeat from *-* until there is 1 stitch left, finish with 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch as if to purl.
ROW 3: * Knit together the yarn over and slipped stitch, 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch as if to purl *, repeat from *-* until there are 2 stitches left, knit together the yarn over and the slipped stitch.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 upwards.
When the piece measures 12 cm, purl 1 row from the wrong side. Work the next row as follows: Knit 1, knit the remaining stitches together 2 and 2. Cut the strand, pull it through all the stitches, together with 1 extra strand - this is to give added strength. Pull the stitches together and fasten the strands well.
Sew the side seam - sew edge to edge in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch. Tack a double strand around the cast-on edge, fill the cactus with stuffing, pull together at the bottom and fasten the strands well. Place the cactus in a small terracotta pot.

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LARGE CACTUS WITH GARTER STITCH:
You work 1 large part and 1 small part (with flower), these are sewn together at the end.

LARGE PART:
The piece is worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 29 stitches with needle size 4 mm and green. Work GARTER STITCH - see description above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Cast off when the piece measures 10 cm.
Sew the cast-on and cast-off edges together, edge to edge in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch.
Tack a double strand around the whole of one side, pull together at the top and fasten the strands well. Fill with stuffing and sew together the other side in the same way.

SMALL PART:
The piece is worked back and forth on the needle.
Cast on 18 stitches with needle size 4 mm and green. Work 10 ridges. Cast off.
Sew together and fill with stuffing in the same way as the large part. Sew the small part to the large part with a couple of stitches at the bottom edge.

FLOWER:
Cast on 3 stitches with needle size 4 mm and a left-over of mustard.
ROW 1: Knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over and knit 1 = 5 stitches.
ROW 2: Knit - the yarn overs are knitted twisted to prevent holes.
ROW 3: Knit 1, * 1 yarn over, knit 1 *, repeat from *-* to end of row = 9 stitches.
ROW 4: Knit, the yarn overs are knitted twisted to prevent holes.
* Pass the 2nd stitch over the first stitch on the needle (= 1 stitch less) *, repeat from *-* until there is 1 stitch left on the needle. Cut the strand and pull it through the last stitch, pull tight to a small ball. Tack a strand around the opening, pull tight and fasten well. Sew the flower onto the end of the small part.

Place the cactus in a small terracotta pot.

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