Along the Shores Fingerless Mitts by Snickerdoodle Knits

Along the Shores Fingerless Mitts

Knitting
November 2020
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
120 - 212 yards (110 - 194 m)
Adult (XS, S, M) (L, XL)
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Along the Shores Fingerless Mitts

The Along the Shores Fingerless Mitts is one of four patterns in the “A New Home” Collection, a collection of fingering weight patterns inspired by my new home: North Carolina.

10% of pattern sale profits Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2020 will go to NC Coalition to End Homelessness​ to help the homeless in North Carolina.

Main Features

  • primarily a mindless knit with a couple of fun textures representing the sand, waves, and fish of the ocean

  • includes instructions to work either the herringbone cuff or a ribbed cuff

  • includes 5 adult sizes from adult XS to adult XL + instructions to customize the length of the mitt

  • worked in the round using fingering weight yarn

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

ABOUT THE PATTERN
Simplistic to knit, fun to wear. Along the Shores Fingerless Mitts is an enjoyable knit with just a couple of simplistic textures inspired by the ocean. It includes the option to work a herringbone cuff or a ribbed cuff and customization instructions for adjusting the length of your mitts.

The mitts begin with a beautiful herringbone cuff, clearly linked to the herring fish. Then, the majority of the pattern is worked in stockinette stitch to represent the long stretches of sandy beaches. The top of the mitt then features a simplistic and engaging wave motif, and the mitt is finished off with a lovely I-cord bind off representing the sandy dune barriers.

This pattern is worked bottom up. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.

The pattern includes one PDF with both the written and charted instructions, but the instructions are separated so you can print only what you need!

SIZES
Adult (XS, S, M) (L, XL)
Hand Circumference: (7, 7.5, 8) (8.5, 9) in / (18, 19, 20) (21.5, 23) cm
Total Mitt Length: (5, 5.5, 6) (6.5, 6.5) in / (12.5, 14, 15) (16.5, 17) cm

Note that the length dimension given is the total mitt length. The cuff length of (2, 2.25, 2.25) (2.5, 2.5) in / (5, 5.75, 5.75) (6.25, 6.25) cm is included in the total mitt length. Instructions to modify the length of your mitt are included in the pattern.

YARN
(120, 146, 163) (189, 212) yds / (111, 133, 149) (173, 194) m; (26, 31, 35) (41, 46) grams fingering weight yarn

Designed used Queen City Yarn NoDa Sock in On the Dock.

This design was created as a collaboration with Queen City Yarn. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

GAUGE
30 stitches, 42 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
32 stitches, 32 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in herringbone stitch

TOOLS
2.25 mm (US size 1) – or size needed to obtain stockinette gauge – 16” (or longer) circular needles for magic loop OR double-pointed needles OR 9” circular needles
5.0 mm (US size 8) – or size needed to obtain herringbone gauge – 16” (or longer) circular needles for magic loop OR double-pointed needles OR 9” circular needles
Darning needle
2 removable stitch markers

TECHNIQUES
The techniques used in this pattern are relatively simple and catered toward an adventurous beginner knitter. The techniques include working stitches together, knit and purl stitches, increases and decreases, and an I-cord bind off.

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

Note: due to some computer issues this week, I haven’t been able to upload the herringbone tutorial yet. It will be uploaded early next week, and I’ll send an updated version of the pattern with the linked tutorial. I appreciate your understanding!

NOTES
I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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