A Gentle Reminder by Alex Richards

A Gentle Reminder

October 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
213 yards (195 m)
height: 7" (18 cm); circumference 7" (18 cm)
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This pattern is part of the Found Objects collection. This project was based on the idea that inspiration can be found in every nook and cranny of our daily lives, especially the ones that seem the most unremarkable. Each piece in this collection is based on a found object. These objects were gathered from the places I see and inhabit every day. Every item I chose had a story to share, and from those stories came inspiration for seven knitted accessories, which may someday, in turn, inspire someone else.

A Gentle Reminder is a pair of fingerless mittens that feature a lace panel on the back that resembles a woven texture. The motif is reminiscent of the string one ties around their finger to remember something important, or the rhythmic flow of memory itself.

Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs (or circular needles long enough for the magic loop), or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: 213 yards (195 metres), 50 g sport weight yarn
Sample shown in Botanical Fibres Northern Collection Sport (100% wool, 213 yards 195 metres, 50g) x 1 skein in Aster/Iron 001
Notions: tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holder
Gauge: 26 stitches x 48 rounds = 4” (10 cm), over stockinette, blocked