Holding Hands by Claire Walls

Holding Hands

Knitting
December 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st, in the round, on larger needle, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
159 - 525 yards (145 - 480 m)
1 (2, 3) Finished hand circumference: 18 (21, 24) cm / 7 (8.25, 9.5)” - recommended to be worn with 0-1.5 cm / 0-0.5” of negative ease.
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This pattern is available as part of our digital collection Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018.

As the temperatures drop in the Northern hemisphere, we kept thinking about mittens. Mittens that could keep our hands warm, yet allow for flexibility with our fingers, for pulling out our phone when we need to, for tightening shoelaces and paying at the grocery store.

Our friend Claire Walls took this desire and moulded it into the three variations of her pattern: One is a classic mitten, another a pair of fingerless gloves, and the third a mix of both with a removable buttoned flap.

A thumb gusset, two cuff lengths, and a swath of garter stitch ensure that no matter which variation you knit, they‘ll fit you perfectly and will keep your hands toasty warm all winter long.

Swans Island‘s All-American Sport Yarn is both soft and sturdy, and will make sure that your mittens make it through countless winters to come.

Sizes

1 (2, 3)
Finished hand circumference: 18 (21, 24) cm / 7 (8.25, 9.5)” - recommended to be worn with 0-1.5 cm / 0-0.5” of negative ease.

Yarn

Swans Island All American Sport (100% Rambouillet wool; 169 metres / 185 yards per 40 g)

Full Mitten with folded cuff: 285 (350, 400) metres / 312 (383, 438) yards
Full Mitten with short cuff: 225 (275, 335) metres / 246 (300, 366) yards
Half Finger with folded cuff: 210 (260, 320) metres / 230 (284, 350) yards
Half Finger with short cuff: 145 (185, 235) metres / 159 (202, 257) yards
Half Finger with folded cuff and mitten flap: 295 (380, 480) metres / 323 (416, 425) yards
Half Finger with short cuff and mitten flap: 230 (365, 395) metres / 252 (399, 432) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourways Ecru and Quarry. Verena wears a size 1 (Full Mitten with folded cuff), Malte wears a size 3 (Half Finger with short cuff and mitten flap).

Needles

3.25 mm / US 3 (or needle size to obtain gauge) in either double pointed needles or circular with a cable of at least 60 cm / 24“ for magic loop.
3.5 mm / US 4 (or needle size to obtain gauge) in either double pointed needles or circular with a cable of at least 60 cm / 24“ for magic loop.

Gauge

28 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette st, on larger needle, after blocking)
24 sts x 48 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in garter st, on larger needle after blocking)

Measurements

Hand circumference: 18 (21, 24) cm / 7 (8.25, 9.5)”
Short cuff length: 5 cm / 2”
Long cuff length: 12.75 cm / 5”
Total length: adjustable