Gazelle Mitts by Marijke van der Horst

Gazelle Mitts

April 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in hand patterns
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
170 - 190 yards (155 - 174 m)
One size, to fit small/medium adult hands
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Three stitch patterns from a Dutch knitting sampler were combined in the design of the Gazelle Mitts. There are two versions to choose from: one in a single colour with knit-and-purl diagonals and diamonds on the palm and the back of the hand, and one with the same diagonals and diamonds picked out in a contrasting colour. With bicycle rides on chilly days in mind, the mitts were named for the designer’s trusty Gazelle bicycle.

Pattern notes
The Gazelle Mitts are worked in the round from the cuff up. A photo tutorial shows how to pick up stitches for the ‘afterthought’ thumb. Although the two versions look very different, they follow the same basic pattern. Charts are provided for the diamonds-and-diagonals pattern on the hands.

Fingering-weight wool
Single-colour version: approx. 40 g/154m/168 yds (Shown here in Brooklyn Tweed ‘Peerie’; col. Alizarin)
Two-colour version: MC approx. 30 g/115 m/126 yds; CC approx. 15 g/58 m/63 yds (Shown here in Brooklyn Tweed ‘Peerie’; MC col. Gatsby; CC col. Hammock)

Needles & Notions
Set(s) of double-pointed needles, or 80 cm/32” circular(s) for magic loop method
Single-colour version: 2.75 mm (US 2)
Two-colour version: 2.75 mm (US 2) and 3.25 (US 3)
Or other size(s) to obtain the correct gauge

32 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4” in charted hand patterns after blocking (using larger needles for two-colour version)

Finished measurements
One size, to fit small/medium adult hands
Finished hand circumference (both versions): 19 cm/7.5”
Total length: 19.5 cm/7.75” (single-colour version); 20 cm/8” (two-colour version)

Read the blog post about the Gazelle Mitts here.