11.17.13 The pattern has been modified (and updates sent out) to start the thumb gusset 6 rows earlier, in response to several comments that the mittens ran a little short. As the pattern notes, you can place the thumb wherever you like, so please take your measurements and knit to your personal specifications. The pattern modification should be a better “average person” placement, but remember that you are not average. :)
This is the final pattern in the Adiri series (I think?), which includes Adiri, the Adiri Cowl, and the Adiri Slouchy Hat. I certainly have gotten good use from this stitch combination. The pattern is a two-for-one: an over-mitten with the Adiri stitch pattern, and a plain under-mitten in a contrasting color. I have to thank Kristi of Shalimar Yarns for goading me into the under-mittens. These make for an incredibly warm combination, and can stand on their own as a quick, fun introduction to mittens generally. The over-mitten is worked in my beloved Shalimar Haven yarn, and the under-mitten is worked in everyone’s beloved Shalimar Breathless DK.
The pattern is suitable for advanced beginner lace knitters. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.
With this pattern comes the release of an ebook, Adiri Accessories (cowl, hat & mittens; $12). If you previously purchased the Adiri Cowl and/or the Adiri Slouchy Hat as individual patterns, you will be automatically be credited for the cost of the pattern ($6) or patterns ($6) you previously purchased at checkout. Please note that if you previously purchased the Adiri Set and then purchase Adiri Accessories, the discount will be $4 only.
knitting small circumferences in the round
picking up stitches along an edge (thumb)
increasing (M1L & M1R, instructions given)
decreasing (ssk, k2tog)
lace knitting (p2tog, yo)
kitchener stitch (detailed instructions given)
8” / 20.5 cm circumference, all sizes.
8” / 20.5 cm from wrist to fingertips, all sizes.
10 (10 ½, 11)” / 25.5 (26.5, 28) cm high, including cuff.
To fit the average adult woman. The lace pattern stretches significantly and will accommodate a range of hand circumferences.
7 ¼ (8 ¼, 9 ½)” / 18.5 (21, 24) cm circumference.
7 ¼ (7 ¾, 8 ½)” / 18.5 (19.5, 21.5) cm from wrist to fingertips.
9 ½ (10, 10 ½)” / 24 (25.5, 26.5) cm high, including cuff.
To fit 7 (8, 9 ¼)” / 18 (20.5, 23.5) cm knuckle circumference.
1 skein Shalimar Yarns Haven in “Driftwood”; 247 yds / 226 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g; 63% merino wool / 37% tussah silk.
Outer Mittens require approximately 150 yds / 137 m worsted weight yarn.
1 skein Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK in “Byzantium”; 270 yds / 247 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g; 75% merino wool / 15% cashmere / 10% tussah silk.
Inner Mittens require approximately 150 yds / 137 m DK weight yarn.
needles & notions
US 6 (4.0 mm) DPNs for Outer Mittens.
US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs for Inner Mittens.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
4 stitch markers
Outer Mittens: 18 sts, 28 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch after blocking.
Inner Mittens: 22 sts, 29 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch after blocking.
Both mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up. They are not attached and can be made separately. The Outer Mitten features a lace panel on the top portion of the hand. The Inner Mitten is worked in Stockinette stitch.