Dealas by Liz Corke

Dealas

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
155 - 270 yards (142 - 247 m)
XS (S, M1, M2)(L, XL) - 15 (16.5, 17.5, 19)(20, 21.5) or 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5)(8, 8.5) inches
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Dealas, meaning commitment in Scottish Gaelic, feature a diagonal textured pattern across the back of each hand. They are a companion to my Socks in Love collection. With a simple elegance these mitts are a quick and easy knit and with six sizes they’ll fit everyone from teen to adult.

The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast on called the Estonian cast-on for the bottom of the glove, and the backward loop cast-on. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. These additional techniques are used: picking up stitches.

Materials

  • 142 (160, 172, 202, 220, 247)m / (155 (176, 188, 220, 240, 270) yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton 4ply (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 380 yds/100g) in Briar Rose
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs
  • 5 stitch markers (per mitt)
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends

Gauge

32 stitches and 44 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.

Finished Size

XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL) - 15 (16.5, 17.5, 19, 20, 21.5) cm or 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) inches

The mitts are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease.