Jónsi by Lee Meredith
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Jónsi

Knitting
March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in knit 3 rounds in main color; knit 1 round, purl 1 round in contrasting color
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 330 yards (128 - 302 m)
extra-small{small, medium, large}
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Jónsi is a double-sided, dual-purpose pattern: make fingerless mitts or full mittens, either option with very different front and back sides. The tops of the hands have a fun textured polka-dot pattern, and the palm sides are covered with a more dense twisted-stitch color design.

They are made in the round, one yarn in use at a time (no stranded colorwork), the main stitch patterns worked with slipped stitches. The palm pattern is made with simple twists (1-over-1 stitch cables; find tutorials here).

They would work fine in two solid colors, or using one subtly variegated yarn along with a solid makes for an interesting look. To get the stitch patterns to look like the samples, use a subtly variegated yarn for the main color with a solid or semi-solid for the contrasting; but they should also look good with two solids or semi-solids, or a subtly variegated yarn used as the contrasting color instead.

In addition to the main two stitch pattern textures, you’ll get a bonus third texture in the garter-striped thumbs, plus the 
ribbed bottom edge (and top edge for the fingerless version).


You need

  • for extra-small{small, medium, large} fingerless mitts:

-- approx 90{120, 140, 160} yards / meters of a light DK (or heavy sport) weight yarn for the main color

-- approx 50{60, 70, 80} yards / meters of a heavier DK (or light worsted) weight yarn for contrasting color

  • for extra-small{small, medium, large} full mittens:

-- approx 115{150, 180, 210} yards / meters of a light DK (or heavy sport) weight yarn for the main color

-- approx 70{85, 100, 120} yards / meters of a heavier DK (or light worsted) weight yarn for contrasting color

  • size US 4 (3.5mm) needles for working in the round (either a long circular for magic loop, or double pointed needles), or sized to get gauge
  • needles two sizes smaller, for working in the round

Size details are given for the four sizes, the smallest being a child size (or very small adult woman); it’s easy to adjust the length below and above the thumb to get the exact size you want!

The pattern is fully written and charted.