DROPS Extra / 0-1441

Knock Knock Santa by DROPS Design

Knitted mittens in DROPS Karisma. The piece is worked with Nordic pattern. Theme: Christmas.

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-875
Yarn group B


DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100 g colour 21, medium grey
50 g colour 01, off white

23 stitches in width and 32 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

The needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.


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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 to A.3.




The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles, bottom up. At the bottom of the mittens there is a turn-up which is sewn in place to finish.

Cast on 52 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm and medium grey. Knit 8 rounds. Then work a round of holes (= folding edge) as follows: * Knit 2 together, make 1 yarn over *, work from *-* to end of round.
Then work 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, continue with A.2 (= thumb) over these 3 stitches; the remaining stitches are continued as shown in A.1. When A.2 has been worked, up to and including round 13 (see arrow in diagram A.1) and you have increased 5 times, place the 13 thumb-stitches on 1 thread. Cast on 3 new stitches behind the stitches on the thread = 52 stitches. Continue according to A.1. After all the decreases, there are 12 stitches left on the round. Cut the strands, pull them through the remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten well. The mitten measures approx. 23 cm from the folding edge (26 cm in total length). Fold the edge to the wrong side and fasten with small stitches.

Place the 13 thumb-stitches back on double pointed needles size 3 mm. Knit up 9 stitches behind the thumb = 22 stitches. Continue in the round according to A.2. After all the decreases there are 8 stitches left on the round. Cut the strands, pull them through the remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten well.

Cast on and work as for left mitten, but the first 23 stitches in A.1 are worked as shown in A.3 so that the thumb is on the opposite side. Sew down the edge.


= knit with off white
= knit with medium grey
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over; on the next round knit the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole
= knit 2 together with medium grey
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 with medium grey and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together with medium grey and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches
= here you work the thumb gusset, i.e. A.2
= here you place the thumb-stitches on a thread

Светлана Ефанова 11.01.2019 - 05:40:

Очень красивый дизайн ! Скорее хочется связать такие чудные варежки !

Monica 24.12.2018 - 18:27:

Un meraviglioso classico senza tempo. Io ne ho un paio appartenuti a mia madre e avranno 50 anni! Sono molto felice di poterne fare un paio con le mie mani 😉

Sharon Munsey 18.12.2018 - 09:30:

In the photo these lovely mittens look very long between the crook of the thumb and fingertips and there are no measurements in the instructions. I have wide palms and short fingers and would hate to knit these only to find an inch or two of excess space at the end of my fingertips. Please could you give measurements and advice on how to adjust lengthwise. Thank you.

DROPS Design 19.12.2018 kl. 09:48:

Dear Mrs Munsey, with a tension of 23 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette = 4"x4" (= 10 x 10 cm), you will have the 52 sts for the mitten measuring 22.6 cm / 8.90 inches and there are 42 rows from the top of thumb to tip of mittens = 13 cm/5.12 inches. Maybe you can then adjust to your own size. Your store can assist you for any further help - even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Lora Huey 14.12.2018 - 13:41:

Beautiful. These and the socks are next to go on my knitting needles . I hope their is going to be a hat that matches the mittens ? It's such a beautiful pattern I would love to knit the hole set. Thank you , for such a wonderful Christmas calendar. I look forward to them . And get excited about opening the doors every day in December. Your designers are awesome !

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