Quiver Mitts by Bronwyn Hahn

Quiver Mitts

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Quiver (chevron) pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
130 - 170 yards (119 - 155 m)
Women's medium
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Do you want the look of chevrons, but you’re not ready for, say, a yellow shirt with a big black zigzag? Quiver Mitts offer a subtle chevron texture in a simple broken rib pattern. No cables or twisted stitches—just knits and purls.

I’ve designed these mitts with options. Decide whether you’d like fingerless mitts, full-length mittens, or convertible fingerless mitts. You can even choose from three types of afterthought thumbs—“fingerless,” closed, or convertible. Knit from a smooth, worsted weight wool, these mitts work up quickly when you need a gift by the end of the week or if chilly weather sneaks up on you.

I chose the name “Quiver Mitts” for a few reasons. The chevrons begin as regular 2x2 ribbing but quickly start to quiver along the hand. Second, when I’m cold, my teeth chatter and my voice quivers; the chevron is similar to the shape of a sound wave. Finally, the chevron can look like arrows pointing one way or another, and a quiver is a case that holds arrows for hunting. Whichever quiver you prefer, you’ll be right on target to have cozy hands that are in style.

Pattern includes charts, written directions, and links to techniques used in this pattern.

Special thanks go to my adventurous and intrepid test knitters: Rebecca, Diane, Mary, Jill, Thea, Brenda, Julie, & Natasha.

Samples used approximately 120 yds of Cascade 220 for fingerless mitts; 150 yds for full/convertible mitts. Estimated yardage reflects a 10-15% cushion.