Incenter by Lee Meredith


November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 215 yards (183 - 197 m)
one size hands, thumbs are placed/sized to fit
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Incenter is a pair of comfy garter stitch mittens in three colors — the unusual sideways construction makes them super fun to make!

The main body of the mitten is one size fits most, and the thumb is placed and sized for the best fit; you can try it on your hand as you go to make sure the fit is perfect.

Yarn: approximately 200-215 yards total sport-DK weight yarn, in three colors. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea Sport, colorways Ochroid (yellow, color A, 106 yards), Mica (brown, color B/C, 47 yards) & Lover’s Leap (HOT pink, color C/B, 47 yards).

Sizing: 8.5” circumference, 10.5” tall, a roomy size for most adult hands; to adjust hand size, adjust gauge.

Thumb is made to fit small medium, large hand: thumb is placed 4 4.75, 5.5“ down from top of hand, thumb gusset is 2.25 2.5, 3” tall, thumb circumference to fit 2.25 2.5, 2.75“, thumb length 2.5 3, 3.5” (all measurements are approximate). Make choices/adjustments by trying it on your hand as you go; you can use stitch counts besides the numbers given to get a more precise fit as needed.

These are made modularly with short rows, beginning by casting on to work outwards from the side, then across both sides with the short-row color patterns, to the thumb side, where the thumb is placed for the best fit and worked in the round. The pattern includes process photos.

Even though the mitten body is not actually worked in the round, you’ll work with a long circular needle like working the magic loop method to turn the sharp corner around the top, until the piece is flexible enough to be able to work flat across.

In Triplicate is a study in threes: three designers collaborating to design three accessories each, using the same three colors in different ways. There are nine designs total: three for the head, three for the hands, and three for the neck (one of each thing in all three colors, one in two colors, and one in a single color). Knit from the full collection to maximize your yarn and make some matching things!

The full nine-pattern collection is no longer available, but you can now get the three patterns by Lee Meredith together as a mini-collection.

The In Triplicate collection is a collaboration between Shannon Squire, Star Athena, Lee Meredith, and Blue Moon Fiber Arts; photography is by Lee Meredith; drawings and doodles are by Star Athena; graphic design is by Lee; tech editing was done by Polly of Butterscotch Press.