Digital Age by Becky Wilkins

Digital Age

September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
218 - 271 yards (199 - 248 m)
6.75 (8.5)"/17 (21.5) cm hand circumference
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These fingerless mitts combine traditional latvian braids with an encoded binary message. The shaped thumb gusset and contrasting bind offs pull the whole thing together. The colorwork in the cuff is binary code. It reads “Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero,” which translates to “Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future.”

This pattern is a bonus for the Time on my Hands e-book and is only available as part of the collection.

Construction Notes
These mitts have Latvian twisted braids framing the colorwork cuff. The hand is worked in simple stockinette with increases running up the ridge of the thumb gusset. The tops are trimmed with more braids and the thumbs are trimmed with a bind off in the complementary color. Because of the length of the phrase it is embedded in the cuff just once, so you’ll want to pay careful attention to the chart since there’s no predictable repeat.

US 6/4 mm dpns or size needed to obtain gauge
scrap yarn or stitch holder
tapestry needle for weaving in ends

knit and purl
Latvian braids - explained in pattern
two color stranded colorwork
m1 - described in pattern
reading charts

I want to thank Chris Church (rchrispy on Ravelry) for providing the technical editing.