3-5-7 Mitts by Josh Ryks-Robinsky

3-5-7 Mitts

December 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
One Size
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Utilizing a bit of out-of-the-box thinking and bit of imagination, I created these one day while thinking about short rows and what would happen if you added a hole to the center of them. One thing lead to another and the 3-5-7 Mitts were born!

The mitts use short rows, a clever mitered triangle, and feature a deconstructed look across the hand due to the nature of the short row wraps. I love these mitts for the speed of knitting them, the entertaining quality of the project, and the dynamic use of color to create a statement piece!

The name comes from the number of rounds of ribbing that edge each bit of the glove: 3 for the thumb, 5 for the hand, and 7 for the cuff. The unique nature of these mitts allows you to make them longer or shorter as you would like and to size them for a bigger hand, simply go up a needle size. There is a list of modifications at the end of the pattern and instructions on how to make them longer if you want!

So cast on a pair and you’ll be done as soon as you can count to 7!

Size: One size.

Recommended Yarn: 2 colors of worsted weight yarn.

Yardage: Color A: 80 yds/ 73 m; Color B: 30 yds/ 27 m

Needles: A set of US size 6 / 4.0 mm double pointed needles

Gauge: 5 sts to the inch in garter stitch on US size 6/4.0 mm needles

Notions: 2 Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors, waste yarn or stitch holder.

ERRATA: Section 3, Row 1: The stitch count should be 32, not 34.