Tip: Why not knit a Spatterdashette to match your mitts?
A warm pair of fingerless mittens with a textured fan pattern, reminiscent of the spats an abbreviation of “spatterdashes” men wore to cover the tops of their shoes. A touch of Victorian-inspired feather and fan makes these very feminine.
The mittens are knitted flat, and wrapped around the hand. The overlap provides an extra layer underneath the textured flap, preventing the cold autumn winds to blow through the eyelets, and making these mittens especially warm and cozy.
There are 3 sizes. Additionally the structure makes these mittens ultra-flexible in sizing, so that they provide the perfect fit for everybody!
They are perfect for any knitter who prefers flat knitting, or who is new to knitting in the round, since it’s almost entirely knitted flat.
You can show off any of your favorite fingering weight yarns: a solid color yarn will show off the texture of the fan pattern really well, while a variegated yarn will produce a lovely contrast between the upwards knitted mitten body and the sideways knitted flap.
Decorate the mitts with a row of your prettiest buttons, and enjoy wearing them throughout autumn and winter too!
Note: The yardage is rounded up to a full skein of Fibre Alive Merino Mania - you will need less of that.
Lots of thanks to knittemptress for knitting the size L sample (blue-yellow), and to Sarah Walton for taking the picture of that sample.
* SSP should be worked as “slip 2 sts as if to knit (one after the other), then purl them together through back of loop” - not as described in knitty standard abbreviations
(knitty has been informed about this)
My ssp decreases look wrong on the right side - why is this?
Apologies: The Knitty technique for ssp is different from the one meant in the pattern - see Errata above for details.
In row 1 of the Flap, I just can’t get the stitch count right - can you help?
Check out this comment, that will help you keep track of the count.
In row 1 of the Flap, how do I do the yo’s after turning the work for the short rows? Is this the same as Japanese short rows?
You may find this post helpful. It links to various tutorials.
The first rows of the Body are worked in st st, but on the pictures, it looks like garter stitch?
The garter stitch edging is knitted on at the end. You will pick up stitch from the bottom of the Body for this Edging. If you prefer, you can cast on the Body provisionally instead, then you don’t need to pick up stitches later.
My wristwarmers are much too large!
When people say that there mitts turned out much too large, this is sometimes due to the fact, that they mixed up the right and the left mitt! Check the pictures again, and see if you are wearing them as in the pictures. The fan flap should start in the middle of the palm and go round the little finger. It should be buttoned towards the thumb.