Dalek Mittens by Ferret Knits

Dalek Mittens

August 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
One size fits most adults/teens; resizing options listed
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Wow your friends with your very own dalek mittens (also double as hand puppets)! These bottom-up mittens provide warmth and fun for any Doctor Who fan. Play around with colors and styles to emulate the daleks from your favorite Doctor’s era!

These puppies have a lot of negative ease so one size fits most. Instructions are included for lengthening the hand and thumb for those with longer hands. Sizes for children are not included.

I am a new designer so please let me know if you come across any problems/are confused by anything. I am happy to help and will reply promptly.

You will need to know (or know how to look up):

  • Knitting (and purling) in the round
  • M1L and M1R
  • Backwards loop cast-on
  • Picking up stitches
  • SSK and k2tog
  • It helps to know how to make bobbles, but instructions are included.


ERRATA FOR OLD VERSIONS: Rows 71-82 are incorrect (top decreases). The corrected rows are below. A new version is now out so if you have v3 it includes the corrected rows.

R71: k1, ssk, k16, k2tog, k1, pm, k1, ssk, k16, k2tog, k1 - 40 sts
R72: knit
R 73: k1 ssk, k to marker 3 before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, k1, ssk, k to 3 before end, k2tog, k1 – 36 sts
R 74-77: Repeat rounds 72 and 73 two more times – 28 sts
R 78: knit
79-83: Repeat round 73 five times – 8 sts
Cut yarn, pull through the 8 remaining stitches and tie off.