Pineapple Mitts by Kitty Adventures

Pineapple Mitts

Knitting
January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 150 yards (101 - 137 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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This pattern is given as a written pattern for the cuff and top, and as a chart for the colorwork and thumb. There is a picture tutorial for complicated steps after the pattern, and I am also available through e-mail or on rav, or even for a video chat, to help you work through any issues.

Gloves are knit in the round.

TERMS USED

K: Knit
P: Purl
K1tbl: This is a M1 stitch. After knitting a stitch, don’t drop it from your needle, but knit into the back loop of the stitch to make one. Then drop the stitch as usual. Now you should have two stitches in the place of one.
K1tfl: This term is used once in the pattern. Basically, it means knit through the front loop (a normal knit) but is only used to make three stitches out of one (k1, k1tbl of same stitch, k1tfl of same stitch)
K2tog: Knit two stitches together like they are one stitch.


SIZES
This pattern comes in three sizes: size is not the size of your wrist, but rather the measurement of your palm.

1) Lay your palm flat, and wrap a measuring tape around it. Make sure to measure around the largest part of your palm, including your thumb in the measurement. (SEE LAST PICTURE)

Now take this number and divide it by 2. This is the number you will now use to find what size you are going to knit.

3- Small
4 - Medium (this is the one shown in the pictures)
5- Large

Round up at the halfway point (meaning, if you get 3.2 as your number, use the 3. If you get 3.5 or 3.7, use the 4.

You will need:

  1. Approximately 200 yards/ 100g of worsted weight yarn to makes 2 gloves, or 1 pair, in three colors. (three skeins of knitpicks wool of the andes is more then enough for one pair of gloves in any size)
  2. For small, 85 yards of main color, with 25 yards of pineapple color and 25 yards of green color. For Medium, you will need 100 yards of main color, 35 yards of pineapple and 35 of green. For large, you will need 125 yards of main color, 45 pineapple and 45 of green.
  3. Size 4.5mm double pointed knitting needles or magic loop needle
  4. A size 5.5mm knitting needle for binding off
  5. One small piece of worsted weight scrap yarn for the thumb.
  6. Two stitch markers, and a yarn needle for weaving in ends.

This pattern has long floats! If you hate long floats (7 stitches) do not buy this pattern! You have been warned!