On the Other Hand by Bonnie Sennott
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On the Other Hand

Knitting
March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, on larger needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
235 - 260 yards (215 - 238 m)
S, M/L
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With their knit-purl textures and simple lace, these mitts make the most of the tonal variations in hand-dyed sock yarns—but they’ll look great in solid and semi-solid colors, too.

This is the first of five patterns in All You Need Is One, an ebook collection of five one-skein designs by Bonnie Sennott. The remaining four patterns in the collection will be released every 6-8 weeks throughout the year, ending in fall 2015. If you’ve purchased the ebook, it will automatically be updated in your Ravelry library each time a new pattern is added.

As I developed this design, I experimented with different options for the arm, trying out a longer lace section as well as a shorter lace section followed by rings of purl rounds. In the end, I really couldn’t decide which option I liked best! And when I shared them with some friends, an equal number liked each of the options. So I knit one of each and included instructions for both of them in the pattern.

You can knit one of each, as shown in the sample photos, or knit two matching mitts using either option. From the thumb gusset onwards, instructions are the same for both options.

Sizes: S and M/L

Finished (Blocked) Measurements:
Hand circumference: Size S 6 inches/15 cm unstretched at widest part of palm; Size M/L 7 inches/18 cm unstretched at widest part of palm
Length (both sizes): 11.25 inches/29 cm from cast-on to bind-off

The shaping of these mitts creates a somewhat loose, slouchy fit on the arm and a closer fit on the hand. They are intended to be worn with zero ease to 1.5 inches/4 cm of negative ease around the palm. Size S will comfortably fit a palm circumference of 6–7.5 inches/15–19 cm (measured above the thumb) and Size M/L will fit a palm circumference of 7–8.5 inches/19–22 cm (measured above thumb). If you prefer a very snug fit, consider going down a needle size.

Materials:
235 (260) yds/215 (238) m fingering weight yarn. Sample was knit with Skeinny Dipping Merino Single 100% superwash merino wool; 475yds/435 m per 114g skein; color: Brown Butter
US #3/3.25mm needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
US #2/2.75mm needles

Notions:
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scrap yarn

Gauge:
27 sts/40 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch using larger needle, after blocking
To save time, check gauge.

Instructions for the stitch patterns are in written form (no charts).

Read a blog post about the pattern here.