Bombinate by Amanda B Collins

Bombinate

Knitting
July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Wicker Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
262 - 306 yards (240 - 280 m)
S/M (M/L) To fit forearm / palm circumference: 17.5cm / 7in (21cm / 8.25in)
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Unsure what to do with all your mini-skeins? Why not blend them into each other with this beautiful mitt pattern.

Drawn from the simple patterning on your picnic basket, these fingerless mitts are prefect for keeping your hands warm on a spring day outside - or wrapped around a mug of something warm on a frosty morning!

Worked from cuff toward hand, these mitts begin with twisted rib worked in the round before changing to wicker stitch for the body of the mitten. The colour of these particular mitts is achieved by alternating a gradient pack of mini-skeins from dark to light toward the fingers. A false seam is worked into the body of the mitt, along which stitches are increased for the thumb - worked in rib to allow stretch. The mitt is then finished with twisted rib before bind off.

Yarn
For this colourwork pattern, the 7 mini-skeins are designated A through to G, with A the darkest skein and G the lightest.

Needles
3.5mm / US 4 DPNs (or circular needle 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)
4mm / US 6 DPNs (or circular needle 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

Gauge
Always use the needle size that enables you to match the specified gauge.
25 sts and 32 rnds over 10cm / 4in of stocking stitch worked in the rnd and blocked, using 4mm/ US 6 needles
32 sts and 39 rnds over 10cm / 4in of wicker stitch worked in the rnd and blocked, using 4mm/ US 6 needles
40 sts and 40 rnds over 10cm / 4in of twisted rib (unstretched) worked in the rnd and blocked, using 3.5mm/ US 4 needles

Size
S/M (M/L)
To fit forearm / palm circumference: 17.5cm / 7in (21cm / 8.25in)
Finished circumference (wicker stitch): 18cm / 7.25in (22cm / 8.75in). Note resting ribbing will have smaller circumference than wicker stitch.
Length from CO to start of thumb: 26cm / 15in
Length can be adjusted by knitting different number of rnds prior to working thumb.