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Bacon, Lattice, and Tomato

[geometric knits]
Knitting
April 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
270 - 320 yards (247 - 293 m)
Adult or Teen by adjusting gauge.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A minimalistic lattice motif wraps around these lined gusseted mittens or fingerless gloves named after the colours of the first pair: bi-colour red mittens with a pale green liner made for a good pun (and sandwich, too!).

Size varies based on yarn and needle size used. This is a 64-stitch chart. For a 7” circumference hand, a 7.75” outer mitten should be knit to be lined comfortably. This mitten would need a gauge of just under 8 stitches per inch. Using sport weight yarn, one the needle sizes listed above should be close to this gauge.

As always, adjusting your gauge and yarn weight to fingering (10 sts/in for 6.5” circumference), DK (7 sts/in for 8.75” circumference), or worsted (6 sts/in for 9.5” circumference) allows this chart to fit almost everyone as desired.

Yardage requirements are for sport-weight yarn and exlude any yarn used for a liner: expect to add between 150-200 yards (about 50 grams) of heavy fingering weight to the posted range. 50 grams of MC and 30 of CC will be enough for this project.

Should you wish to line your fingerless mittens, simply follow the guidance as included in the PDF and then do a 3-needle bind off with stitches picked up from the second-last row of the outer mitten.

Disclaimer:
This mitten chart is not intended to be a complete pattern and is not recommended for beginners. Those without prior experience knitting Selbu-style mittens should consult some of the excellent tutorials available on Ravelry and YouTube. These mittens have long stretches between colours and are not particularly suitable for beginner colourwork or intarsia. I suggest anchoring your floats every four to five stitches and adding a lining: a liner will form a loosely knit but stable layer of fabric to hold in heat while hide your colourwork floats. They’re truly the best of both worlds, and a great excuse to affordably use a luxury yarn!

This free pattern is provided for personal use only and remains the property of ampersand designs. The sale of items resulting from this pattern is prohibited without explicit consent in the form of a licensing agreement from the designer.