Adumbrate by Hunter Hammersen


March 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
125 - 150 yards (114 - 137 m)
see note below
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Adumbrate verb
- to foreshadow vaguely, to disclose partially

We all know I’m a sucker for fingerless mitts (seriously, I have a whole wardrobe of them, some to match all of my pajamas, and I wear them all winter long). These are quick and fun to knit, and I am pretty sure most self respecting stashes have a perfect little bit of DK weight yarn waiting around to make them. You could totally have a pair of these finished by the end of this weekend.

A little note about gauge and sizing. Because of the large pattern repeat, this mitt is best adjusted by changing your gauge (which is safe to do for something like a mitt that doesn’t see nearly the wear and tear of a sock, or have the structural demands of a sweater). When made at a gauge of 5.5 stitches per inch in stockinette, the mitt will fit a wrist or hand of 7.75”. When made at 6 stitches per inch, it will fit a wrist or hand of 7.25”. When made at 6.5 stitches per inch, it will fit a wrist or hand of 6.5”. Measure at the widest point you want the mitt to cover.

All three of these gauges look lovely in this yarn. Shown at 6 stitches per inch.

These are perfect for you if:

  • You have a little bit of special yarn you want to show off
  • Your hands get chilly way too fast

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)