Up To No Good by Jeanette Sloan

Up To No Good

Knitting
January 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 58.5 rows = 4 inches
in Slip stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.25 mm (D)
399 - 437 yards (365 - 400 m)
S/M 18 cm (7 in) circumference M/L 20 cm (7 ¾ in) circumference
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These fingering weight mitts are knitted in a clever combination of slip stitches, stripes and short rows that create bold slanting bands of colour on the back of the hand when they’re worn. Each mitt begins with a provisional crochet cast on and is worked flat in rows before the first and last rows are grafted to join at the side of the hand using Kitchener stitch. Working in slip stitches creates a dense, warm fabric and to balance this the edges are finished with a simple k1, p1 rib worked with the fingering yarn held double.

Materials
2 x 200 yards hanks of Lady Dye Yarns Superwash Merino Single Ply Fingering weight in contrasting colours Col A & Col B. Shown here in Lady Dye Yarns Superwash Merino Single Ply Fingering in the following colours;

Col A Black Betty
Col B Bloody Mary

Finished size
1st size measures 18 cm (7 in) circumference 2nd size measures 20 cm (7 3⁄4 in) circumference
Instructions are given for 2 sizes depending on fit required. They’re designed to be worn with no ease for a relaxed fit so for example, my hand circumference measures 20 cm (7 3⁄4 in) and I“m wearing the M/L size but for a more snug fit knit the smaller size.

Needles
80 cm (31 1⁄2 in) long circular needle in size 3.25 mm (US 3)
3.25 mm (US D/3) crochet hook (for provisional cast on)

Also needed
Small amount of smooth fingering weight yarn in contrast colour for provisional cast on Stitch holder or waste yarn for setting aside stitches
Darning needle for sewing in ends and sewing up

Tension
33 sts and 58 1⁄2 rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over slip stitch pattern using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles or size needed to achieve stated gauge. Please take the time to check your gauge.