Hiedra Mitts by Fiber Tales

Hiedra Mitts

November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
142 - 175 yards (130 - 160 m)
XS/S - M/L
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The mitts were inspired by fall walks in the forest where I live - hiedra means ivy in Spanish.

The Hiedra mitts are cozy and warm to keep your hands toasty even on colder days but allows you easy access to your fingers. The mitts can be worn folded or unfolded to cover your fingers.

They are a quick and fun knit using up less than a skein of worsted weight yarn and are worked buttom up with a beautiful plant motif in the front while the rest is knit in garter stitch. The thumb has carefully been placed on the back of the hand for the best fit. The mitts also feature an interesting technique dropping and picking up stitches for the braids.

There is a complementary headband pattern to go with the mitts - Use code HIEDRA to get a discount when buying both patterns.

Yarn & Yardage
60 (70) g of worsted weight yarn
I used Woollentwine Rustic Merino DK (more like a worsted weight)
Yardage: 225 m / 100g

17 sts x 34 rnds in garter stitch on 4 mm / US 6 = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.

Needle size
4 mm / US6 circular needles (either fitting the circumference of the mitt or long for magic loop method) or dpns.
3,5 mm / US4 dpns (for thumb)

Measurements (measured flat)
XS/S: Circumference - 16 cm / 6.25”
Length - 22 cm / 8,75”
M/L: Circumference 18,5 cm / 7.25”
Length - 22 cm / 8,75”

XS/S: fits an approx. 14.5 cm / 5.75” wrist and 17 cm / 6.75” hand circumference
M/L: fits an approx. 17 cm / 6.75” wrist and 20 cm / 7.75” hand circumference

The sizes are just an indicator of what size you should aim for. The mittens can have more or less negative ease. Try them on as you go to see what you like. If in doubt go for the smaller size.

Scrap yarn, tapestry needle, stitch markers, crochet hook.

The removable stitch marker should go through sts 13-14. An update will be send out soon