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Mobius Mitts v1

Crochet
June 2010
Will work in many DK wool yarns.
Use up yarn leftovers for bi-colour mitts
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch in half-double crochet
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
small, medium, large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Before starting your project, please ensure you have the latest version of the pattern

The beauty of the möbius loop for knitting and crochet is that you get to work either side of the foundation chain, so that you start your work in the middle and go outwards.

People will be fascinated when you hand over your mitts and let them twist and try to work them out!

Thank you for your patience with the evolving nature of this pattern. It started as an experiment and has been improved and tailored to suggestions and troubleshooting.

Difficulty
4/10 (links to video tutes provided for skills required)

  • chain
  • single crochet
  • half-double-crochet
  • double crochet
  • increase and decrease

The crocheting is very easy, getting the initial twist correct is the tricky part. Please find a flat surface and a quiet few minutes to work through the first 3 rows of pattern. Follow the images and instructions for these rows very carefully to obtain the mirror image twists.

Please take the time to check your gauge.

Blocking is recommended: soak in warm water, gently squeeze out excess, try them on while wet to ensure you have them right side out, lay out flat and tweak shape to look best.

Updates
3 Oct 2011 Better photos showing how to avoid mitts twisting the wrong way

16 June 2011 Added size measurements, info on crochet sides

27 Dec 2010 Fixed gloves to be slanting in opposite directions, variation for same direction is included

20 Oct 2010 added gauge. made increasing instructions more clear. both hands are now made with the same pattern

7 Sep 2010 added sizing options, and a colour variation

Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Nyss Parkes. CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License Australia

Finished items
If you can’t wait, there’s some finished gloves available here