Kesh Fingerless Mitts by Luise O'Neill
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Kesh Fingerless Mitts

Knitting
April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
180 - 221 yards (165 - 202 m)
S (M, L); Finished palm measurement: 6 (6.5, 7)" / 15 (16.5, 18)cm; To fit hand (measured around palm): 6.5 – 7 (7 – 7.5, 7.5 – 8)" / 16.5 – 18 (18 – 19, 19 – 20.5)cm; Cuff Length 2.75” / 7cm or 4.5” / 11.5cm
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♫ The Music ♫
The Kesh Jig is a sprightly, traditional Irish jig ~ a favourite tune at many a Session; the toe-tapping music is sure to brighten any day.


Cables and lace combine to create a delightful accessory ~ 3 sizes and 2 cuff lengths included. (Model is showing M size on 7.5” / 19cm hand.)

A lovely coalescence of single-stitch and lace cables graces both the front and back cuff and the back of these fingerless mitts. The cuff begins with a delicate lacy shell edging and the palm is worked in an irregular twisted rib for a great fit. Thumb stitches are placed on hold until the upper mitt is finished. The stretchy bind off requires the knitter to be able to identify knit and purl stitches.

Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Charts are contained in the main pattern document; the written directions for charts are included as a separate PDF. For the cuff all sizes share one chart but for the upper mitt, each size has its own individual chart.

Yarn
Short Cuff Version sample (rose):
180 (192, 210)yds/ 165 (176, 192)m Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine (50% superwash wool, 30% nylon, 20% super fine alpaca; 433yds / 400m per 100g) in Pink Berry Mix

Long Cuff Version sample (grey):
191 (203, 221)yds/ 175 (186, 202)m Knit Picks Stroll Fingering (75% superwash Merino wool, 25% nylon; 231yds / 211m per 50g) in Dove Grey Heather

Notions
Stitch marker, waste yarn, cable needle, tapestry needle


Coordinating Pattern
Kesh Socks


Aug. 2016: Now also available from Knit Picks as a pattern download or as part of the Kit Builder.


Acknowledgements
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel

Test Knitters: Many thanks to our wonderful test knitters Ravellers contemax, dragonxser, faeriepaw, janetknitwitch, KateB660, ladywulf, novknitchic, susu2u, thispiggyknits, woollykim and yukachan08.

Once again many thanks to my stitch designing muse Annie Maloney (mzannieknits) whose fabulous stitch collections provide so much inspiration.