En rêvant de Provence - fingerless mitts by Tori Seierstad

En rêvant de Provence - fingerless mitts

Knitting
November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
small, medium
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Pattern also includes instructions to make mittens.
The e-book (7.50 $) includes both fingerless mitts, mittens, beanie and beret.

Questions?
Check out the pattern thread in the torirot design group.

Gauge
10 x 10 cm / 4 by 4 inches in stranded pattern

Small: 32 sts /40 rows
Medium: 29 sts / 35 rows

Choose needles that give you the right gauge. I used 2.5 mm (US 1 ½) for size small and 3 mm (US 2 ½ ) for size medium

Finished measurements:

Small (medium)

Cuff length: 8.5 cm (3.3 inches)(10 cm(4 inches)])
Total length: 20 cm (8 inches) (24 cm( 9.5 inches))
Circumference: 19 cm (7.5 inches) (20.5 cm (8 inches))

Materials
You can use fingering yarn left overs in suitable colours. I used Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight (228 m(250 yds)/50 g) in the following colours:

Main colours
Brown 122
Green 29mix
Sand 1281
Turquoise fc34

Contrasting colours
Yellow 121
Red 72
Purple fc56mix
Pink fc6

Skills needed:

Knitting and purling
Increasing and decreasing
Working stranded colourwork following charts
Latvian braids (explained in pattern)

And all this is worked in a small circumference, which makes the pattern suitable for experienced knitters, or for adventurous intermediate knitters.

Pattern notes

The fingerless mitts feature a latvian braid on the cuff edge,and as edinngs on hand and thumb. It has and a sore thumb, with a gusset.

The flower harts can be mixed and matched as you wish. There are four flower charts, sunflower, poppies, lavender and almond flower. Use charts and colours according to your taste and stash. Both mitten and thumb length can be easily adjusted.