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Tangerine by DROPS Design

Set consists of: Knitted scarf, hat and mittens with False Fisherman’s rib variation and garter stitch. Set is knitted in DROPS Eskimo.

DROPS design: Pattern ee-601
Yarn group E or C + C
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SCARF:
Measurements: 35 x 150 cm
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
450 g colour 07, orange

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group E)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40, 60 or 80 cm) SIZE 9 mm – or size needed to get 10 stitches and 14 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.
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HAT:
Size: S/M – M/L
Head circumference: 56/58 - 58/60 cm
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
150-150 g colour 07, orange

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group E” - see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 8 mm – or size needed to get 11 stitches and 15 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.
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MITTENS:
Size: S/M – M/L
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
150-150 g colour 07, orange

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group E” - see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 14.5 stitches and 18 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.
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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.
INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on next row work yarn overs twisted (i.e. work in back loop of stitch instead front) to avoid holes.
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SCARF:
Work piece back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 35 stitches on circular needle size 9 mm. Work A.1 over the first 30 stitches, finish row with the first 5 stitches in A.1. Continue this pattern until piece measures 150 cm. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Cast off.

FRINGES:
Cut 6 lengths of yarn of 50 cm (= 1 fringe). Place them double, thread loop from right side between each stitch in false Fisherman’s rib at the bottom of scarf. Then pull yarn ends through loops and tighten. Fasten a fringe in outermost stitch in each side = 7 fringes. Repeat on the other side of scarf.
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HAT:
Work in the round on a short circular needle. Switch to double pointed needles when needed.
Cast on 54-60 stitches on a short circular needle size 8 mm. Work rib (= purl 1/knit 1) the entire round. Continue with rib until piece measures 14 cm. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Then work according to A.1 (= 9-10 repetitions on round). Continue with A.1 until piece measures 27-28 cm. Now work rib (= purl 1/knit 1) over all stitches. When piece measures 29-30 cm, knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 27-30 stitches. Knit 1 round, then knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 14-15 stitches. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten. Hat measures approx. 32-33 cm in total.
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MITTENS:
LEFT MITTEN:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 28-32 stitches on double pointed needles size 5 mm with Eskimo. * Knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Continue with rib for 6 cm. Then work A.2 over all stitches (= 7-8 repetitions in width). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 12-13 cm, increase 1 stitch on each side of first stitch on round for thumb gusset - READ INCREASE TIP! Increase on each side of the increased stitches on every round 4-5 times in total (work the increased stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above) = 36-42 stitches. Then slip the 9-11 thumb stitches on 1 stitch holder. Cast on 1 new stitch behind stitches on stitch holder = 28-32 stitches. Continue with A.2 until piece measures approx. 22-24 cm, adjust so that the next round is a knit round. Knit the first 2 stitches in every repetition of A.2 together = 21-24 stitches. Work 3 rounds, on next round knit the last 2 stitches in every repetition together = 14-16 stitches. Work 3 rounds, on next round knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 7-8 stitches remain. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten.

THUMB:
Slip the 9-11 stitches from stitch holder on double pointed needles size 5 mm and pick in addition up 2 new stitches behind stitches = 11-13 stitches distributed on double pointed needles. Continue in the round in garter stitch until thumb measures approx. 5-6 cm (measured from where stitches were put back on double pointed needles). On next round knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 6-7 stitches remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten.

RIGHT MITTEN:
Work as left mitten.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 08.02.2018
Correction under scarf: Added info about knitting 1 row before pattern.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= insert right needle through stitch from previous round, knit 1 and slip stitches off the needle

Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 184-16) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder closest to the neckline, and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

On a jacket measures are never taken along bands, unless specifically stated. Always measure inside band stitches when measuring the length.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (11)

Deborah 12.09.2019 - 12:19:

Hi! I just knitted the scarf as a beginner and it came out lovely so thank you for this pattern! I am just confused about the instructions for the hat. Firstly; is there a way I could adapt it to use straight needles instead of circular and then just sew it in the middle? Secondly; what does knitting 2 by 2 mean Thirdly; why do you knit the rib, then go to A.1. and then start knitting rib stitches again? doesn't the rib stay at the bottom? Thanks!

DROPS Design 12.09.2019 kl. 13:20:

Dear Deborah, you will find how to adapt a pattern into straight needles here - knit the stitches 2 by 2 together means you work K2 tog across. At the top of hat, before starting to decrease, you don't work pattern A.1 anymore but rib K1/P1 then start to decrease. Happy knitting!

Helena Maine 09.08.2019 - 16:51:

Hello This is a lovely pattern, however, in the photo it looks like the scarf has been knitted with the salvage stitch at the beginning of each row, I.e. the side edges of the scarf are very neat. It would have been good if you incorporated that technique in your demo of the pattern video.

Jennie 24.03.2019 - 05:47:

Var är a1 och a2? bild saknas

DROPS Design 25.03.2019 kl. 11:30:

Hej. Nu finns diagrammen längst ner på mönstret även på den svenska översättningen. Lycka till!

Bereaux 31.01.2019 - 11:50:

Bonjour, les explications du diagramme modèle 184-16 pour l'écharpe ne correspondent pas pour des rangs aller retour. Il me semble que tout se tricote à l'endroit sauf la maille double qui elle se tricote à l'envers lorsque l'on a fait un premier rang à l'endroit. Est-ce bien cela ?

DROPS Design 31.01.2019 kl. 13:21:

Bonjour Mme Bereaux, les diagrammes montrent les motifs, vus sur l'endroit, pour tricoter A.1 en rangs, on tricote sur l'endroit (rang1): 5 m end, 1 m double et sur l'envers: (on lit de gauche à droite: 1 m env, 5 m end. Bon tricot!

Marion Böhm 29.01.2019 - 14:08:

Wenn ich den Schal nach Anleitung und Diagramm A.1 stricke, entsteht kein Bild, das krausrechts ist. Die Hinreihen werden rechts, die Rückreihen links gestrickt. Das geht zumindest aus der Anleitung so hervor. So entsteht das Bild glattrechts. Ist das Diagramm falsch?

DROPS Design 29.01.2019 kl. 16:31:

Liebe Frau Böhm, die Diagramme zeigen alle Reihen, wie sie von der Vorderseite aussehen, wenn Sie in Reihen stricken, stricken Sie die 5 ersten Maschen in A.1 rechts (sie sehen wie links von der Vorderseite aus), diese 5 ersten Maschen in A.1 werden links in der Runde gestrickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Josefine 09.10.2018 - 10:06:

Hej gør man det samme med at stikke højre pind igennem masken fra forrige omgang, når man strikker vanter?

DROPS Design 16.10.2018 kl. 13:16:

Hei Josefine. Ja, du strikker A.2 som anvist også på vottene. God fornøyelse.

Anita Heimpel 05.10.2018 - 12:02:

Vielen lieben dank

Anita Heimpel 05.10.2018 - 11:03:

Irgendwas mache ich beim Schal fals die Seiten rollen sich bei mir ein Danke für die hilfe

DROPS Design 05.10.2018 kl. 11:54:

Liebe Frau Heimpel, beim Schal stricken Sie die ersten 5 Maschen krausrechts (= immer rechts stricken) und die 5. Masche in A.1 soll bei der Hinreihe 1 Masche tiefer rechts gestrickt, und bei der Rückreihe links gestrickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Anne 06.03.2018 - 08:52:

Forstår ikke: stik højre pind gennem masken fra forrige omgang----

DROPS Design 06.03.2018 kl. 16:25:

Hej Anne, se her:

How to knit a double stitch from Garnstudio Drops design on Vimeo.

Joanna 03.01.2018 - 14:11:

Witam, Nie jestem pewna, czy dobrze rozumiem wzór na szalik. Jeśli na końcu rzędu nieparzystego przerobię 5 oczek z sześciooczkowego okresu wzoru A1, to przy przerabianiu parzystego rzędu będę trafiać podwójnym oczkiem na jedno z oczek lewych, a oczka przerabiane na prawo w rzędach nieparzystych będą tworzyć jakieś niezależne paski. Czy to tak ma być? Nie widzę takich dodatkowych pasków na zdjęciu szalika.

DROPS Design 04.01.2018 kl. 09:41:

Witaj Joanno, w rzędzie parzystym przerabiasz schemat od lewej do prawej strony, tzn. zaczynasz od 5 pierwszych oczek schematu A.1 i dalej powtarzasz już cały 6-oczkowy schemat A.1. Pozdrawiam

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