Bonte by KnitJoyz

Bonte

Knitting
December 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stokinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
142 - 159 yards (130 - 145 m)
teen-adult regular fit, but can be made smaller or larger depending on yarn and needles
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’Bonte’ is the Dutch word for something colourful or varied, and that’s exactly what these mitts are meant to be!! The linen stitch helps to keep the yarn from pooling, and the twisted rib cable is there just for fun.
So have fun with those lovely variegated yarns in your stash and knit up these quick and easy fingerless mitts.

They consist of twisted rib, an easy twisted rib cable over 8 stitches, regular rib and linen stitch. The pattern is designed so that there are two complete rows of ‘knit or purl’ the stitches as they come, in between the rows where the cable is done. The thumb gusset is almost invisible because of the simple linen stitch!


Yarn needed: about 35 g of Dutch Wool Diva Sport Star Merino (Sport / 5 ply - 100% Merino, 300 meters/100 gr, 328 yards/3.53 ounces)
Or about 130-145 m /140-155 yards of sport/DK weight yarn

Needles: Sock needles or circulars if using the magic loop method - 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 4 mm/US 6
Also necessary: 4 markers, a cable needle (Optional - see note at the end) and a needle to work the loose ends away with.
Gauge: 24 stitches and 34 rows is 10x10 cm

Lots of stretch in this mitt - it fits my daughter (11 years) and me (medium size hand).
The finished mitt, unblocked is:
Gauge: 27 sts x 38 rows = 10x10 cm
Average Length regular size: 18 cm (7 3/8 in)
Extra long length: 22.5 cm (9in)