Joy by Ysolda Teague

Joy

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
190 yards (174 m)
small, medium, large
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Knitworthy 5
The collection features 8 patterns intended to make good gifts for everyone on your knitworthy list (because life’s too short to knit for anyone who doesn’t love what you make). Patterns from the collection will be sold individually on the 17th of December.

Joy
Fingerless mitts featuring a simple stranded colourwork pattern and a cute flag detail on the cuffs — we’ve shown three colour options, but there are lots of other pride flags you could easily sub in to customise them for your gift recipient. Design-wise these were a challenge. I really wanted to make something that explicitly featured the flags, and not just something that might be read as a cute rainbow. The thing is… everything I swatched was more cheesy and garish than cute. I eventually ended up here, with a small detail that combines a provisional cast on, intarsia, a folded hem, and double knitting within a few rounds. You’ll want to pay attention but the results are totally worth the effort. The colourwork echoes the striping of your chosen flag and increases are worked in a single column to shape the thumb. The mitts are completed with a ribbed cuff that’s long enough to fold up over cold fingers.

Someone on your gift list is sure to appreciate these. Receiving them might be a welcome acknowledgement of their own identity (do be sensitive about outing someone at a family gathering though!), or perhaps you know someone in a position like healthcare or teaching where wearing them will be a subtle way to signal that everyone is welcome.

Yarn
191 yds / 175m of heavy fingering / sport weight wool yarn for the main colour and small amounts of a similar yarn for your contrast colours.

Yarn packs for Joy are available at Ysolda.com

Shown in Rauma Finullgarn (100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds / 175m, 1.76oz / 50g) in main colour 403.

Needles
US 4 / 3.5mm dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd

an extra needle of the same size or smaller

Gauge
26 sts and 34 rnds = 4” / 10cm in colourwork in the round

Sizing
s[m, l]
Finished length: 9 1/2” / 24cm
Finished circumference: 7[7 1/2, 8 1/4]” / 17.5[19, 20.5]cm
Shown in size small