Winter Solstice Mitts by Tracey Doxey

Winter Solstice Mitts

December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in crochet and knit - this is not possible to gauge
2.5 mm
219 - 273 yards (200 - 250 m)
One Size 17cm from bottom of cuff to last row of finger rib - 22cm circumference
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This is a fun little design sheet that uses both knitted ribs and crochet granny squares. It has taken its inspiration of using granny squares from watching the rising sun on Winter Solstice day - 21st December 2020, 60 degrees north in Shetland. I used 3 colours from Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift - Buttermilk, Mustard and Midnight to symbolise the rising sun.

There is knitting in this pattern - the ribs for the cuff, finger ribs and thumbs rib are knitted using UK 3mm needles.

There is crochet in this pattern - The granny squares were made using 2:5mm crochet hook.

This pattern does not teach you how to crochet but it does give you the instructions for which stitch and how many are used in the squares. and there is a link to a wonderful video that teaches crochet stitches.

In this design sheet - there is a 20 x photo tutorial for each stage on how the mitts are constructed. These images are linked to the instructions.

You can use any 4ply yarn for this pattern and experiment with the colours. I also made them up in Tapestry yarn and they look like little chubby carpet mitts.

Components for each glove
9 small granny squares, 1 knitted 2 x 2 ribbed cuff, double crocheted gusset thumb with 2 x 2 knitted rib finish, 2 x 2 knitted rib finger edge.

I will start a Winter Solstice feed in my Tracey Doxey Group so that you can share your work. I am aiming to do a Make Along from W/c 11th Jan and if you would like to, please join the group.

Here is the link to the group and Winter Solstice Mitts feed.