Kvetching by Brenda Dayne


March 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
90 - 120 yards (82 - 110 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This design was created and produced in collaboration with Jeny Staiman.

Listen to the backstory of this pattern in this episode! The story of Kvetching starts about halfway through.

Thanks KnitSibs!

--Jeny and Brenda

Kvetching fingerless mitts are a pattern mash-up of two great knitty.com designs by two wonderful designers: Fetching, by Cheryl Niamath, and Knucks, by Pam Grossman. Both of these patterns debuted in knitty.com in the summer of 2006. Like Fetching, Kvetching features an elegant cabled cuff, a ribbed hand and a sweet cabled detail at the fingertips. Like Knucks, the mitts are worked from fingers to cuff, and feature a provisionally cast on thumb gusset.

To complete the design, we hid a purl column inside the cables at the fingertips and wrist to help control flare, and we devised a foolproof method for closing holes at the sides of the thumb gusset. Like their inspirations, Kvetching mitts are quick to knit, make great gifts, and provide an excellent introduction to working simple cables and provisional stitches.

Sincere thanks and admiration to Cheryl Niamath and Pam Grossman for your creative minds and generous spirits.