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Garter Rib Mitts
Knitting
Needle and yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
131 yards
Skeinz Urban MW DK
109 yards in stash
0.5 skeins = 54.5 yards (49.8 meters), 25 grams
Blue-green
Skeinz Vintage Premium NZ DK
110 yards in stash
0.7 skeins = 77.0 yards (70.4 meters), 35 grams
Blue-green
Notes

Christmas gift. Improvised based on other mitts I’ve knit recently and lots of trying on :)

The recipe is roughly as follows:

  • 36st cable cast on in lighter colour.
  • 6 rows *k2, p2* ribbing.
  • 4 row stripes of alternating colours in 2x2 garter rib i.e. one row knit, one row *k2, p2* - twice per colour.
  • Thumb gusset made with kfb increases as below.
  • One more dark stripe on thumb, two more dark stripes on hand.
  • Hand and thumb both end with 4 rows *k2, p2* ribbing in lighter colour and a sewn bind-off.

The thumb gusset is created from a knit column. The increase rows are:
1) kfb, k = 3 stitches
2) kfb, kfb, k = 5 stitches
5) kfb, k2, kfb, k = 7 stitches
8) kfb, k4, kfb, k = 9 stitches
11) kfb, k6, kfb, k = 11 stitches
14) kfb, k8, kfb, k = 13 stitches
17) kfb, k10, kfb, k = 15 stitches
20) kfb, k12, kfb, k = 17 stitches

Other rounds (3, 4, 6, 7, etc) are just knit. After the last increases knit two more rounds (21 and 22), then on the next round (23) knit the first stitch of the gusset, put 15 stitches on waste yarn, and knit the last stitch.

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Finished
December 10 2013
December 12 2013
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
Vintage Premium NZ DK
by Skeinz
DK / 8 ply
Wool
110 yards / 50 grams
annettle's star rating
351 projects, stashed 222 times
About this yarn
Urban MW DK
by Skeinz
DK / 8 ply
100% Wool
109 yards / 50 grams
annettle's star rating
187 projects, stashed 137 times
  • Project created: December 11, 2013
  • Updated: December 16, 2013