Grow Your Own Way Mitts by Kino Knits

Grow Your Own Way Mitts

Knitting
May 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern in the round, blocked, with larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
133 - 276 yards (122 - 252 m)
Small, Medium, Large (see below for detailed measurements)
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What’s more satisfying than stranded colorwork? Watching the pattern grow under your fingertips is a thrill like no other; it keeps you whispering, “just one more repeat…” The Grow Your Own Way Hat lets your true colors shine – whether they’re luscious rainbow mini-skeins or leftovers from other projects. Now get growing!

What testers had to say:

  • “I loved the practice in stranding long floats, I feel much more confident at tackling that in a bigger project. The bind-off is genius.”
  • “It was definitely a great way to use up scraps and play with color.”
  • “I loved it! It was fun & engaging.”

Skills:
Knitting in the round, stranded colorwork (provided as both written and charted instructions), K2tog decreases, M1L and M1R increases.

For a tutorial video on knitting stranded colorwork, visit the Kino Knits YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ovQCTmc-PP0.

Color dominance is important in this pattern. The MC should be dominant, meaning it should be carried underneath the CC yarn on the wrong side of the work. For an excellent explanation of color dominance, see https://ysolda.com/blogs/journal/colour-dominance.

Yarn:
Fingering-weight yarn in 7 colors.
Sample shown in Whimzee Stitches Deluxe Sock Hi-Twist (85% superwash merino/15% nylon; 393 yards/359 m per 3.5 oz/100 g). Colorways: Pride Rainbow with White minis.

Get kits for the Grow Your Own Way Mitts and Hat from Whimzee Stitches.

Mitt Actual Sizes:
(Choose a size 2-4”/5-10 cm smaller than your palm circumference.)

  • Small: 4.5”/11 cm wrist circumference, 5.5”/14 cm palm circumference, 1”/2.5 cm cuff length, 2”/5 cm thumb gusset length, 3.75”/9.5 cm palm length (including top ribbing)
  • Medium: 6.25”/16 cm wrist circumference, 7.5”/19 cm palm circumference, 1.25”/3 cm cuff length, 2.75”/7 cm thumb gusset length, 4.5”/11.5 cm palm length (including top ribbing)
  • Large: 7.75”/19.5 cm wrist circumference, 9.5”/24 cm palm circumference, 1.5”/4 cm cuff length, 3.5”/9 cm thumb gusset length, 5.5”/14 cm palm length (including top ribbing)

Yarn Amounts (includes 15% buffer):
MC: White, CC1: Purple, CC2: Blue, CC3: Green, CC4: Yellow, CC5: Orange, CC6: Red

  • Small: MC: 30 yds/27 m, CC1: 20 yds/18 m, CC2: 10 yds/9 m, CC3: 17 yds/15 m, CC4: 25 yds/23 m, CC5: 15 yds/14 m, CC6: 19 yds/17 m
  • Medium: MC: 45 yds/42 m, CC1: 35 yds/32 m, CC2: 22 yds/20 m, CC3: 23 yds/21 m, CC4: 28 yds/26 m, CC5: 23 yds/21 m, CC6: 28 yds/25 m
  • Large: MC: 56 yds/51 m, CC1: 48 yds/44 m, CC2: 35 yds/32 m, CC3: 48 yds/44 m, CC4: 41 yds/37 m, CC5: 30 yds/27 m, CC6: 34 yds/31 m

Gauge:
34 stitches and 40 rounds per 4”/10 cm with larger needles in colorwork pattern in the round, blocked.

Tools:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • Scrap yarn or stitch holder to hold thumb stitches
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Needles:
US 1 and 2 (2.25 and 2.75 mm) needles for knitting a small circumference in the round, or size needed to get gauge.

Social Media:
Please post your hat with the hashtags #GrowYourOwnWayMitts and #kinoknits on social media. Please also tag @kinoknits.

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