Radlets by Meaghan Schmaltz

Radlets

Knitting
September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in 4 inches in stockinette in the round on US 6
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
65 - 85 yards (59 - 78 m)
Small (Medium, Large): 6½ (7¼, 8) inch circumference
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The Story
I love playing with color-work - changing direction of colors is one of my favorite things. These mitts feature two color stripes in various widths/heights, vertical stripes adjacent to horizontal stripes. The contrast between colors used will create greater (or lesser) visual striping in the horizontal striped section.

Materials

  • Color A: 70 yds - Modelled: Haute Knit Yarns DK (DK weight; 100% superwash merino wool; 231 yds/100g): 1 skein ‘Every Day Grey’
  • Color B: 70 yds - Modelled: Haute Knit Yarns DK (DK weight; 100% superwash merino wool; 231 yds/100g): 1 skein ‘Ship Wreck’
  • US 4 (3.5mm) 32” circular needle (or DPNs; brioche option only)
  • US 6 (4.0mm) 32” circular needle (or DPNs)
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 32” circular needle (or DPNs; corrugated rib option only)
  • Stitch markers (2 fixed, one removable)
  • Stitch holder or length of smooth waste yarn (approx 6 inches)

Notes

  • These fingerless mitts are worked from the wrist cuff, up towards the thumb and fingers.
  • These mitts are designed to include a vertical striped section using two colors; a brioche option and a corrugated rib option are provided. Note that each option uses different needle sizes.
  • Adjust needle size(s) as necessary to match gauge.
  • Although these mitts are written for the Magic Loop method, DPNs can easily be substituted: the Front needle is synonymous with Needles 1 & 2 and the Back needle is synonymous with Needles 3 & 4.
  • Instructions are given for the smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses. When only one set of instructions is given, it applies to both sizes.
  • These mitts are meant to be worn with 1-inch of negative ease measured at the widest part of the palm.
  • You may choose either skein of yarn to be Colors A and B as an equal amount of yarn is used for both colors.

If you are unfamiliar with 2-color brioche in the round you can watch this video: http://tinyurl.com/p6hpuwn