Homeward Bound by Alice Sleight

Homeward Bound

Knitting
December 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Chart C on 3.5 mm needles after blocking, unstretched
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
255 yards (233 m)
1 (2, 3)
This pattern is available for free.

This time of year often brings as much travel as it does chilly weather, so here is Pom Pom’s gift to you for the festive season, a portable, cosy, and free pattern!

The Homeward Bound mitts take inspiration from a British stamp called ‘The Station’, adorned with cables mimicking the crossing paths of railway tracks. Ideal for that final train ride home before Christmas, keeping you warm on a cold station platform for the last commute.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
Finished hand circumference (unstretched): 16 (18, 19.5) cm / 6¼ (7, 7½)” – to be worn with 2-5 cm / 1- 2” negative ease.
Model wears size 1.

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Devonia DK (DK; 50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Wensleydale, 233 m / 255 yds per 100 g skein)
Shade: Dark Skies ; 1 (1, 1) skein

Gauge: 35 sts & 31 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Chart C on 3.5 mm needles after blocking, unstretched.
40 sts & 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Chart A on 3 mm needles after blocking, unstretched.

Needles: 3 mm / US 2.5 knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
3.5 mm / US 4 knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 4 stitch markers, scrap yarn, cable needle, tapestry needle

Notes: These mitts are knitted in the round from the wrist up, using a combination of twisted rib and cable textures. The body of the mitt is knitted in one piece with stitches held for an afterthought thumb. Thumb stitches are picked up and worked after the body is complete.
To select your size, measure around the hand between the knuckles and thumb.
Please note there are two versions of chart B which will be worked over the palm of the hand.
Please ensure to select the correct chart for your size before beginning.