Electric ups & downs - flip-top gloves / mittens by Claudia Fiocchetti

Electric ups & downs - flip-top gloves / mittens

by Claudia Fiocchetti
Knitting
April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in small circumference colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
262 - 322 yards (240 - 294 m)
S (L) to fit adult hand with 17-19cm / 6 1/2 -7 1/2 in (21-2cm / 8-9in) circumference
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Electric ups & downs - flip-top gloves / mittens
Fun, flip-top fingerless gloves/mittens, in gradient shades, featuring a motif reminiscent of woven fabrics and a decorative, woven button.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
1 ball of each of the following shades:

Size S
A Birkin
B Smirr
C Ardlui
D Tarbet
E Gloamin’

Size L
A Birkin
B Tarbet
C Gloamin’
D Cranachan
E Campion

Other possible colourways are shown in accompanying swatches. This is a great pattern for experimenting with colour.

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working fingers
Gauge-size dpns or short circular needle for working i-cord Long gauge-size circular needles (or holder) for holding finger stitches
Waste yarn (for holding thumb stitches) Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
32 stitches and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stranded stockinette in the round on gauge-size needle(s)
Use 3mm needle(s) as a starting point for swatching.

Sizes
S (L) to fit adult hand with 17-19cm / 61/2 -71/2 in (21-2cm / 8-9in) circumference

Pattern notes
These mittens are worked from bottom to top. After
the corrugated rib cuff, the hand is worked in stranded colourwork with stitches inserted for an afterthought thumb. Fingers and thumb are completed, before finishing the flip- top, continuing the colourwork seamlessly. The mitten top is finished with an i-cord loop and attached with a simple-to-make woven button.

Special techniques
i-cord