Arthur Mitts by Kristin Drysdale

Arthur Mitts

by Kristin Drysdale
January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
175 - 185 yards (160 - 169 m)
Women's large/ Men's medium
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Arthur Olsen was my great grandpa. He was born in Norway, and as a boy he skied to school. He immigrated to the United States with his family when he was ten years old. He returned to Norway as a young man , but then came back to the United States to settle down. He was a major influence in my life throughout my childhood and teenage years. He worked hard, loved his family, his was an artist and painter and had a beautiful singing voice, and he made the world a more beautiful place. I knit this mittens for all my boys for Christmas, to remind my boys of their great-great grandpa. I am happy to share this pattern and his legacy with you.

Arthur fingerless mitts, are a twist on a traditional Selbu mitten. Knit in the round on double-pointed needles, Colorwork through out with a different pattern on the back of the hand and the palm. The thumb is shaped with a gusset. It’s a pretty quick knit. I hope you enjoy making them. If you would like to make a smaller or larger mitt, you can knit on smaller or larger dpns to tweak the size.

Arthur Fingerless Mitts

Yarn: Tuku Fingering
Main Color: Blue 50 g (or 90 yards of equivalent fingering-weight yarn)
Contrasting Color: Grey (or 85 yards of equivalent fingering-weight yarn)
Needles: double-point needles 2 mm or 2.5 mm (or another size double-point needles to obtain the correct gauge)

Gauge and swatch
Gauge: 30 stitches/35 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm

Women’s large/men’s medium: 4.25” (12 cm) wide and 7.5” (25 cm) long

Skills used in making these mitts

Long-tail cast on
backward loop
Knitting in colorwork
picking up stitches
binding off
catching floats
knitting in the round with dpns
chart reading
duplicate stitch
weaving in ends

That’s it.
Happy Knitting!