Henceforth by Hunter Hammersen


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September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Written in six sizes and five gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!

In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

  • If you see the buy buttons on this page, you’ve caught it on one of the days it’s available, and you’re welcome to grab it!
  • If you don’t see the buy buttons on this page, then it’s not currently available.
  • If you want to hear when the retired patterns will be available, subscribe to the mailing list or patreon, or keep an eye on my instagram.

Hitherto adverb from this point on

This is a companion to Hitherto.

Knitted leaves are magic. I’m sorry, I don’t make the rules. I don’t know why. I just know that it’s true. There’s something about them that is so lovely and so orderly and so deeply satisfying, and I cannot explain it. It doesn’t make any sense at all. But it does make me happy, so I’m not going to fight it.

Plus they lend themselves to all sorts of lovely nonsense for thumbs. And you know I love a bit of lovely nonsense! Apparently they’re just so cool they can’t help showing off.

The mitt is written in six sizes (castons of 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, or 46 stitches), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the mitts. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a fabric you like with your chosen yarn!

I recommend working at something around 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, or 6 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for your size. With that range of sizes and gauges, the mitt will fit a wrist between 5.25 and 10.5 inches (with lots of points in between).

This is perfect for you if:

  • You share my helpless fondness for knitted leaves
  • You are powerless to resist a tidy thumb gusset

It’s not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)