Handlebar Hands by Sarah Alderson

Handlebar Hands

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Crochet
March 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
200 - 378 yards (183 - 346 m)
S, M, L
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Keeping your hands warm whilst cycling can be difficult, but not with these mittens. Colourful and cheerful, they will brighten up any grey day.

This easy to crochet pattern can be made in a fingerless or full mitten style. It uses three different colours of DK weight yarn and features alternating stripes of different stitches. This pattern is suitable for beginners.

Handlebar hands is part of a matching set with Cadence Cowl and Helmet Head, all inspired by the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire in 2014.

Sizes:

To fit palm circumference: 18 cm (7”), 21 cm (8”) and 23 cm (9”)

Fingerless mittens length (wrist crease to mitten top): 14 cm (5.5”) all sizes

Full mittens length (wrist crease to mitten top): 22 cm (8.5”), 24 cm (9.5”) and 24 cm (9.5”)

Yarn & Notions:

DK weight yarn (shown in Rowan Tweed in shades (MC) Beresford, (CC1) Monsal Dale and (CC2) Dove Dale - 100% wool, 118m/129 yds in 50g - 1 ball of each for all sizes)

4mm (US size G) crochet hook (or size needed to get gauge)

tapestry needle

Gauge:

17 stitches and 13 rows in 10cm x 10cm / 4” x 4”