Mr. Cratchit's Convertible Mitts
Original publishing 2008 | Revised edition 2016
(Formerly knowns as “Mr. Scrooge’s Interchangeable Mitts”)
CHART AND TUTORIAL PHOTOS INCLUDED.
Also measurements taken in inches and centimeters.
Pattern allows for those using dpns or working the Magic Loop (1-at-a-time or 2-at-a-time) users.
Perfectly unisex, these mittens were inspired by Bob Cratchit from the Christmas Carol.
Winter calls for warm & snuggly knits. You can be bundled from your head to your toes, but it’s not always practical to cover your frosty finger- tips. Bah hum-bug! That’s why these convertible fingerless mitts are the perfect knit for the chilly seasons, for the times when you absolutely need to expose your fingers-tips, and for the times when you can just leave your fingers bundled under the warm woolen mitten flaps.
Difficulty Level: the early advanced knitter
Skills Needed: working in the rd, picking up sts, grafting sts, making an I-cord
28sts= 3.5’’ (9 cm) and 21 rows= 2’’ (5 cm) in the “Triangle” pattern
Cuff: 2.75’’ wide (7 cm); 3’’ (7.5 cm) long
Palm: 3.5’’ (9 cm) wide; stretches easily up to 4.5’’ (11.5 cm) wide
Mitten Length: 10’’ (25.5 cm) long from cast-on edge to the flap tip
Finger ribbing (un-stretched):
thumb=1 3/8’’ (3.5 cm) wide index finger=7/8’’ (2.5 cm) wide
middle finger=1.5’’ (3.5 cm) wide ring finger=7/8’’ wide pinky=6/8’’ (2 cm) wide
K=knit P=purl St(s)=stitch(es) Rd= round Dpns=double-pointed needles SL= slide M=marker M1=make 1 st by picking up 1 st in between sts. Pick up that st with the left needle and knit into the back of that st.
K1tbl=knit 1 st through back of loop (this twists the st) Kfbf= knit into the front, back, then front of a st (increases 2 sts) Ssk= sl 2 sts purl-wise, then knit into the front of them K2tog= knit 2 sts together
PSSO= pass second st over R= right