Humanity by Denise Lotter


November 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette on US 6/ 4.0 mm needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Men's & Women's
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Fingerless mitts for him or her with easy sizing ribs & a beautiful central cable.

Inspired by “Habitat” by Jared Flood. I designed these mitts for my son Ian’s 25th birthday. Jared named his hat for his memories of woodland habitats. These mitts are called “Humanity” for compassion. Using the work of our hands to help others. Such a fitting task for knitters!

This is my very first pattern and I offer it for free. If you decide to use it, my hope is that you will make a small donation to your favorite charity through money, time, or the work of your hands. Thanks! - dlotter

Pattern Notes:

Aprox. 150 - 200 yards worsted/aran weight yarn
Size US 6/ 4.0 mm dpns (his), US 5/ 3.75 (hers) or size to obtain gauge
Cable needle, scrap yarn, crochet hook (for provisional cast on), and a darning needle (to weave in ends)

In stockinette: US 6/ 4.0 mm needles = 5 sts & 7 rows per inch, US 5/ 3.75 mm needles = 5.5 sts & 7.5 rows per inch.

Pattern includes both written directions & chart.

January 2013 Note: It has been brought to my attention that my cabling is non-standard & produces an angular cable. Some like it that way because it’s different, but if you’d like to change it I suggest looking here or here for a traditional cable variation.

All rights to the pattern and design “Humanity” are protected by copyright. dlotter 2008