DROPS Extra / 0-1404

Christmas Magic Hands by DROPS Design

Knitted mittens with multi-coloured Nordic pattern for Christmas. The piece is worked in DROPS Karisma.

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-850
Yarn group B
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Size: One size
Materials:
DROPS Karisma from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100 g colour 18, red
50 g colour 01, off white

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM – or the size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM for rib - or the size needed to get 23 stitches and 32 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.
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LEFT MITTEN:
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles.
Cast on 48 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm and red. Work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 6 cm. Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and knit 1 round where you increase 4 stitches evenly on round (increase 1 stitch after every 12th stitch by making 1 yarn over, on the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes) = 52 stitches. Then work pattern according to diagram A.1 (= 52 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When you have worked as far as the 3 black squares in the diagram, work A.2 (= thumb) over these 3 stitches, the remaining stitches continue according to A.1. When A.2 has been completed, as far as and including round 13 (see arrow in diagram) and you have increased 5 times, place the 13 thumb-stitches on 1 thread. Cast on 3 new stitches behind the thumb stitches = 52 stitches. Continue to work according to A.1. After all the decreases there are 12 stitches left on needles. Cut the strands, pull them through the remaining stitches, tighten and fasten well. The mitten measures approx. 27 cm.

THUMB: 
Place the 13 thumb stitches back on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. Knit up 9 stitches behind the thumb = 22 stitches. Continue in the round according to A.2. Decrease with off white on each side of the 2 red stitches. After all decreases, there are 8 stitches left on the needles. Cut the strands, pull them through the remaining stitches, tighten and fasten well.

RIGHT MITTEN: 
Cast on and work as for left mitten, but in reverse. In other words, the first 23 stitches in A.1 are worked as shown in A.3 so that the thumb is on the opposite side.

Diagram

= red
= off white
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 with off white, pass slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= knit 2 together with off white
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together with off white, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next round knit yarn over twisted to avoid a hole
= stitches for thumb gusset
= shows when thumb stitches are to be placed on a thread - see description in text



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