Love is a Battlefield Mitts
This mitt was originally inspired by Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. Poor Ginny…she mooned hopelessly over Harry for years before he noticed her. She probably traced his name with hearts in Herbology and Potions whilst no one was watching, practicing her signature as Mrs. Ginny Potter…
Now, as a witch born into a highly powerful magical family, she most likely has no idea who Pat Benatar is. But let’s just say that maybe Mr. Weasly had a working Muggle radio in his collection of Muggle artifacts and MAYBE just maybe she heard this song once while puttering around his workshop…I bet she couldn’t get it out of her head.
With fun cable and lace hearts and a simple ribbed hand and, this pattern was designed to look great in solids and absolutely SMASHING in a fun variegated yarn. Add sparkles and you get a fun accessory that is almost magical. Depending on the yarn, the pooling can have unexpectedly fun results…like an girly-camouflage ready for battling dementors or for the amorous affections of a particularly clueless boy wizard.
This is a pair of fingerless mitts in four sizes with instructions for a CO of 48, 56, 64, 72. Other sizes can be obtained by adding or removing ribbing from the palm of the hand, changing needle size, or changing yarn size. A sport weight or fingering weight mitt may need to be worked with a larger CO #. To test for fit, CO the cuff and work in the round until you have 1”. Try on this swatch in the round to see if it fits your hand as desired above the thumb and to make sure it can fit up and over your thumb easily.
This pattern is designed with a mixture of charts and written instructions. You should be familiar and comfortable following a chart before attempting to work this pattern, however the techniques used are simple enough for an adventurous beginner. You should also be comfortable knitting cables and very basic lace.