Summer Sudoku Mitts and Scarf by Melini Melini
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Summer Sudoku Mitts and Scarf

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February 2012
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Fits 8.5 inch forearm loosely. Instructions for increasing or decreasing size included.


I am told that my name (or some derivation of it) means honey bee in German and Hebrew, and I loved the unusual way that the dropped stitches were gathered in this airy motif. I originally set out to make a scarf for my mom who loves scarves, but is always too hot. 13 repeats in, I was in love with the motif, but made a fatal error and had no lifeline, so I just bound off my “swatch”. I noticed how nicely the piece worked as a glove back…and so the Summer Sudoku Mitt was conceived.

The happenstance of this inspiration resulted in a glove that was worked flat and seamed, but I also adapted the pattern to work in the round and included those instructions as well. Caveat emptor as I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll update my post with pictures as soon as I do.

To make the originally intended scarf, just work the front side flat pattern until your scarf has reached the desired ½ length. Make two of these, and graft them so that the seed stitch is at the free hanging ends.

The pattern moves quickly since there are so many yarn overs and dropped stitches, and I found it easy to memorize/take cues from the previous row. The only bummer is that you need to purl out of a fresh cast on every time you repeat the pattern.

Error Note: I mistakenly wrote “cast on 50 stitches” for the pattern in the round. The correct number is 46…which is what you’ll get if you cast onto your dpns as suggest. Sorry!