Likewise by Hunter Hammersen


August 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ DK
= Lace ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Written in six sizes and six gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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In July of 2022, I took down all my patterns. A tiny handful are destined to return, most are not.

I’m still releasing new patterns (along with other fun projects). I just want to focus my time and energy on making new things rather than on maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of older patterns. But there are lots of new things planned, and I’m excited to share them with you!

If you want to follow along with what comes next or read a little more about why I made this change (and the nifty things that happened along the way), you can do that here.

And don’t worry, if you had the pattern in your ravelry library before it went away, it will still be there. It’s always a good idea to keep backups on your own computer (websites don’t last forever), but nothing I can do can take anything out of your library (and I wouldn’t even if I could). Taking the patterns down just means no on else can buy them.

This is a companion to Otherwise (the hat in the pictures at the bottom of this page).

Likewise adverb in a like manner

Knitting doesn’t really have rules.

Knitting has a whole bunch of general guidelines (like ‘knowing your gauge helps you make better choices’ or ‘pretty much everything benefits from a good blocking’), and then a whole bunch of personal preferences. And two of my most strongly held personal preferences are ‘accessories are more fun in sets’ and ‘knitted leaves are more fun than they have any right to be.’

So once I knit the lovely, leafy little hat that started this, I knew I’d want some mitts to go with it. So I made some, and I couldn’t be more delighted with them!

Leaves up the front to look pretty, stockinette on the back to keep things mellow, and one of the loveliest thumbs I ever did see all combine to make a mitt that’s absolutely delightful. If you share my fondness for sets (and leaves!), I think you’ll love them too.

The mitt is written in six sizes (castons of 38, 40, 42,44, 46, or 48 stitches), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the mitts. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a fabric you like with your chosen yarn!

I recommend working at something around 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, or 7 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for your size. With that range of sizes and gauges, the mitt will fit a wrist between 6 and 11.75 inches (with lots of points in between).

This is perfect for you if:

  • You know knits are more fun in sets
  • You’re smitten with that thumb

It’s not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)