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Sun Catchers by DROPS Design

Knitted mittens with Nordic pattern in DROPS Alaska.

DROPS design: Pattern x-439
Yarn group C

SIZE: One-size

DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
50 g colour 02, off white
50 g colour 58, mustard

19 stitches in width and 25 rows vertically with pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 mm: for stocking stitch with Nordic pattern.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

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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.5.




Worked in the round on double pointed needles.

Cast on 36 stitches on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work rib in the round with knit 2/purl 2 with colour pattern as shown in diagram A.1. After diagram A.1 switch to double pointed needles size 4 mm and work the rest of piece in stocking stitch. Work according to diagram A.2 and increase 4 stitches evenly on 1st round = 40 stitches. When it has been worked up to the grey squares in the diagram, work A.3 over these stitches = thumb. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When diagram A.3 has been worked, 8 stitches have been increased in A.3 (= 11 stitches in A.3). On next round insert A.3 on a stitch holder and cast on 3 new stitches (cast on stitches as show above the 3 grey stitches in A.2). When A.2 has been worked, cut the strands before pulling them through the remaining stitches. Tighten tog and fasten.

Insert the 11 stitches from stitch holder back in double pointed needle size 4 mm, knit in addition up 9 stitches at the back (and in the sides towards the 11 stitches) of thumb, where 3 stitches were cast on. To make this look nice knit up stitches while increasing stitches as follows: Begin by working A.3 over stitches on needle. Then knit up 1 stitch with mustard, 1 yarn over with off white, knit 1 up stitch with off white, 1 yarn over with off white, knit up 1 stitch with mustard, 1 yarn over with off white, knit up 1 stitch with off white, 1 yarn over with off white and knit up 1 stitch with mustard. Now first round in A.4 has been knitted. On next round knit yarn overs from previous round twisted according to pattern in 2nd round of A.4. When A.4 has been worked, cut the strands before pulling them through the remaining stitches. Tighten tog and fasten.

Work the same way as right mitten but work according to diagram A.5 instead of A.2.
I.e. work as follows: Cast on 36 stitches and work A.1 the same way as right mitten. Then work diagram A.5 while increasing 4 stitches on 1st round, work A.3 as on right mitten but in the opposite side (where the grey squares are drawn into A.5). When A.5 has been worked, knit the thumb the same way as on right thumb.


= off white
= mustard
= decrease 1 stitch towards the left as follows: Slip next stitch knitwise, knit 1 with off white and pass slipped stitch over stitch worked.
= decrease 1 stitch towards the right as follows: Knit 2 together with off white.
= decrease 3 stitches together into 1 as follows: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together with off white, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together.
= work thumb gusset here, i.e. A.3

Anna 15.08.2019 - 15:30:

Where do I find the diagram A3 and A4 ?

DROPS Design 15.08.2019 kl. 16:20:

Hello Anna. You can find diagrams A.3 and A.4 just under diagram A.1 and above diagram A.5. Happy knitting!

Kristine Frandsen 02.08.2019 - 14:53:

Hej Jeg skriver, da jeg netop har købt garn til disse luffer, men efter at kigget nærmere, så har jeg opdaget at der ingen opskrift er. Er dette en fejl? Mvh Kristine

DROPS Design 02.08.2019 kl. 15:08:

Hej Kristine, så er opskriften lagt ud :) God fornøjelse!

Lora Huey 01.08.2019 - 13:17:

Love these mittens, must make a couple for this winter . Will make great Christmas gifts.

Soussou 21.06.2019 - 15:33:

Je le propose en gros coton pour sortir les plats du four

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