Pacific Ripples are inspired by the waves of the Pacific Ocean off of the California coast. The mitts are a companion to the Pacific Blues hat and cousin to the Beyond The Pines shawl. All three patterns can be purchased together in the From Pines To Pacific collection.
Knit from the cuff up, the mitts are a good place to use a variegated yarn. Much of the fabric is on bias, so it looks puckered until worn. A good blocking is needed to help the fabric relax.
6 (7¼)”/ 15 (18.5) cm circumference around wrist and hand, unstretched
2½ (3)”/ 6.5 (7.5) cm circumference around the thumb, unstretched
7½ (7½)”/ 19 (19) cm long from cuff to top of the hand
Alexandra’s Crafts Diamond Lake; 400yds/ 365m per 3.7oz/ 100g; 80% Superwash Merino Wool/ 20% Tussah Silk; fingering weight:
1 skein in Navy (MC)
1 skein in Blue Pacific (CC)
144 (160) yds/ 132 (147) m in MC
50 (60) yds/ 46 (55) m in CC
Size 0 US/ 2.0mm circular needle, 32”/ 80cm,
Size 2 US/ 2.75mm circular needle, 32”/ 80cm
or preferred small circular method
Change needle size if needed in order to obtain the correct gauge
5 stitch markers, 1 stitch holder
24 stitches/ 40 rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles