Interstices by Hunter Hammersen


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April 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
very stretchy, the ones shown stretch from 5 to 10 inches
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Out of print. This pattern was available for $8.00.

This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!

In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

  • If you see the buy buttons on this page, you’ve caught it on one of the days it’s available, and you’re welcome to grab it!
  • If you don’t see the buy buttons on this page, then it’s not currently available.
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Interstices noun breaks or gaps in something generally continuous

I’m ready for spring. Alas, spring is not quite ready for me. It’s not actually warm enough to go outside without a little something extra just yet. But if I have to put on thick, heavy layers even one more time, I may weep.

These mitts are keeping me warm (and sane) until spring properly arrives. The lovely, delicate lace is is just the right thing to remind me that spring is coming, while still keeping me cozy until it gets here!

The mitts are easy to make (the stitch pattern repeats every four rows, you’ll have it memorized in no time), and are the perfect way to use up bits of leftover sock yarn. They’re a quick knit are delightfully stretchy (so they’ll fit most anyone), making them perfect gift knitting. But I think you probably deserve a pair for yourself, don’t you?

These are perfect for you if:

  • You have a bit of special sock yarn you want to show off
  • You want to knit someone mitts but don’t know their size
  • You want to play with lace, but not take on a giant project

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)