Doctor, it's the Daleks!
”Then I shall follow the Primary Order. The Dalek Instinct. To destroy. To conquer!”
”What for? What’s the point? Don’t you see, it’s all gone, everything you were, everything you stood for.”
These mittens are knit with a menacing Doctor Who baddie-inspired design. Daleks, facing inwards, wrap around the back and outer edge of each hand with the cuffs expressing the creatures’ primary order:
EX - TER - MIN - ATE!!
The palms, inner cuffs, and thumbs of the mittens combine to reveal the Doctor’s important message: RUN!
This pattern is only available as a chart following traditional Selbu construction and comes with no written instructions. These mittens were designed to accommodate longer fingers than usual and have longer cuffs to keep out the cold.
These mittens will need between 220 and 260 yards of sport weight yarn. Pattern gauge of 8.25 stitches per inch using sport weight yarn will produce a 7.5” circumference mitten that is 11” long.
If you plan to line your mittens, make sure you knit them with an extra .5-.75” ease. You will need approximately 150-200 yards of fingering weight to make a loosely knit liner.
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.
Note: I found the Dalek pattern I used for this pattern on Pinterest with no author listed. If anyone knows who made it, let me know so I can give them the credit they deserve!
Finally, no copyright infringement is intended with this free design and all relevant characterizations belong to their respective owners. Please use this pattern for personal use only.