Mellit by Clare Devine

Mellit

Knitting
January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
164 - 197 yards (150 - 180 m)
S (M, L) Finished circumference: 15 (18, 21) cm / 6 (7, 8)in
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Mellit (old Scots, meaning ‘hand’)

Stylish yet practical, these fingerless mittens are the perfect winter accessories. The richly textured pattern gently combines your yarns together and the fun stripes on the palms give a playful edge. Extra long cuffs can be folded up for added warmth or down when you need your fingers to be free. Twisted rib adds a snug fit around the wrist while standard rib allows for extra flexibility needed for your fingers.

Choose bold contrasting colours for a pair of statement mitts or opt for something a little more muted for a winter classic. These mitts are so fun and quick to make you could have a few pairs to match with your winter wardrobe.

Includes a free pattern showing you how to turn your swatch into a coin purse / notions case.

Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK (DK; 100% Bluefaced Leicester; 223m / 244yds per 100g skein)
Shade CC1: Barbapapa 1 x 100g skein
Shade CC2: Breakfast with Ginger 1 x 100g skein

Samples used approx. 35g of each colour.

3mm (US2.5) circular needle cable length 80cm (32inches) for magic loop or set of DPNs

3.5mm (US4) circular needle cable length 80cm (32inches) for magic loop or set of DPNs

Two stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge

25 sts and 36 rows to 10cm / 4” in stocking stitch knitted in the round, blocked, using 3.5mm needles.
28 sts and 40 rows to 10cm / 4” in textured stitch knitted in the round, blocked, using 3.5mm needles.
32 sts and 40 rows to 10cm / 4” in 2 x 2 twisted rib knitted in the round, blocked, using 3mm needles.

Please be sure to swatch and adjust needles accordingly. Find out how to turn your swatch into a coin purse on page 9.

Size

S (M, L)
Finished circumference: 15 (18, 21) cm / 6 (7, 8)in
To fit approx. knuckle measurement of: 17 (20, 23) cm / 6.75 (7.75, 9)in
Length: 26 (27, 29)cm / 10.5 (10.75, 11.5)in. Can be adjusted to suit.

This pattern was originally exclusive to the Neighbourhood Sheep Society yarn club members but has now been re-released in readily available yarn.