Tacit by Hunter Hammersen


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June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
175 - 225 yards (160 - 206 m)
Written in three sizes and four gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

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.

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It’s just cables. No really, I promise! I know it looks like there is some sort of fancy magic going on there, but it really is just cables. And just two by two cables at that. Once you’ve knit a few rounds, you’ll see exactly how it comes together, and you’ll be hooked.

But I do feel like I should warn you. From what I’ve seen so far, there’s every chance one pair won’t be enough. These seem to be the sort of project that get requested by friends and family who see you knitting them (and I’ve even heard tell of a pair or two getting cough borrowed cough as soon as they were off the needles). So you may want to plan on making a few pairs.

The mitt is written in three sizes (castons of 44, 48, & 52 stitches), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the mitt. 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 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 cuffs will fit a wrist between 6.5 and 10 inches (with lots of points in between).

These are perfect for you if:

  • You simply must know how that zig zag happens
  • You know in your heart of hearts that mitts should be mirrored
  • Your hands get cold as easily as mine

They’re 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)