Adaptation by Roxanne Richardson


January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
165 yards (151 m)
One size to fit hands 7-8" in circumference
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Errata: updated yardage requirements 17 Jan 2015

This is a project for Intermediate knitters. About 35 g/165 yds of fingering weight yarn is required. Solid colors work best

Techniques required:
CO and BO
Knit and purl
M1R and M1L increases
P2tog decreases
Picking up stitches
Knitting small circumferences in the round (your choice of dpns, Magic Loop using one long circ, or two circs).

These mitts are an adaptation of the Filey sock pattern by Ingleside Belle, which itself was an adaptation of the Filey gansey sweater patterns that incorporate diamonds and cables. It’s a simple moss stitch diamond pattern flanked by mirrored rope cables. The ribbing pattern is designed to frame each panel with knit stitches and to separate them with purl columns, while also allowing for the incorporation of increases for the cables. The top edge ribbing mirrors the cuff, allowing the pattern to flow back into the ribbing.

The thumb is placed on the palm to keep the pattern centered on the back of the hand.

Full written instructions have been provided for the chart-averse, but this is a good project for learning to use charts, if you haven’t already. The entire back of the hand is in one chart, which includes set up rounds, as well as notations for rounds that have special instructions, making it easy to keep track of where you are.