Reigate Mittens by Julie Tootill

Reigate Mittens

Knitting
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
140 - 275 yards (128 - 251 m)
One size (average women's hand, 6.5-7.5")
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Reigate Mittens are textured handwarmers with a distinctive pattern and simple construction. The pattern is suitable for someone with little knitting experience as there is no thumb gusset. It is written in row detail as well as being available in chart format. This is a one size pattern which will fit the average women’s hand. A slightly smaller or larger sizing could easily be achieved using a different gauge yarn and/or needle size. The mittens are available in two lengths; a standard longer length and a shortie version. The fingerless mittens are knitted on circular needles using the magic loop method until the thumb split. Knitting back and forth is worked for the length of the thumb split and then knitting in the round resumes again.

Gauge:
Stocking stitch swatch (10cm x10cm) 30 sts x 36 rows – 2.5mm needles

Size:
One size (average women’s, 6.5-7.5”)

Materials:
30-40g fingering weight yarn (shortie version, recommended yarn Shetland Spindrift by Jamieson’s)
50-60g fingering weight yarn (standard version, recommended yarn Shetland Spindrift by Jamieson’s)
2.5mm needles (circular needles or dpn’s)
3mm needles (circular or dpn’s)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends