Newfoundland texting mitts by Spannytickle Studio
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Newfoundland texting mitts

Knitting
June 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 yards (183 m)
adult
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

TEXTING MITTS aka Newfoundland cuffs

THE PATTERN IS WRITTEN FOR TWO COLOURS ONLY. THE PHOTOS SHOW YOU POSSIBLE MULTI-COLOUR VARIATIONS.

MIDDLE PAIR OF MITTS IN BLUE SHOWS RIB IN K2 P2

PLEASE NOTE PATTERN MODIFICATIONS (4 Sept 2015)

Cast on 36 (not 34). K2 P1 ribbing.
Thumb gusset: begin with 4 stitches (not 2). Increase to 18 (not 16) to take off on waste yarn. Cast on 4 to continue knitting in rounds.
Thumb: pick up 3 st at base of thumb for a total of 21.

Ribbing at fingers: breaking off colours and working with ribbing colour, I knit one round plain, one round decrease, and four rows of K2 P1 rib. That is, 6 rounds in all after the pattern.

END OF MODIFICATIONS

ORIGINAL PATTERN NOTES
Combining comfort and convenience, these cheerful cuffs are knit a little longer in the hand than the standard fingerless or “texting” mitt. Perfect for cold fall days around town, they keep your knuckles warm while leaving just the ends of your fingers free, with space for tucking up inside the mitt when chilly. For superior fit, the thumb is shaped with a tapered gusset. The traditional diamond pattern lends itself to countless variations and colour choices, as you can see in the photo, where I have used more than two colours.

FIT Average ladies’ hand. Finished length about 9 inches; circumference at thumb crotch about 8 inches. Change the size by adjusting yarn or needles.

CARE Briggs & Little Heritage is a homespun-type 2-ply yarn of 100% wool sourced in Canada. It produces a firm, durable wind-resistant fabric that is NOT machine-washable. As for any fine wool, hand wash by squeezing gently in cold water suds without wringing or rubbing. Rinse thoroughly, roll in a towel to absorb excess water, reshape while wet, and dry flat away from heat. Do not iron.

SKILL LEVEL Intermediate, some experience required. This pattern assumes familiarity with techniques such as stranded knitting or colourwork, knitting in rounds on DP needles, thumb gusset shaping and thumb construction.

MATERIALS
Briggs and Little Heritage 2-ply wool, at least two colours (M-Main/C-Contrast), about 100 yards of each

NOTE CHANGE Needles: Canadian 8, US 5

GAUGE (approximate) 5 stitches = 1 inch over pattern.

CHART included showing diamond pattern in two colours.