Monday, 20 May 2019

Fingerless Mitts Pattern - Bay of Biscay 1.


Crossing the Bay of Biscay by ferry takes a long time, of course, that translates as a knitting time for a knitter. I had a sock project with me but finished them faster than I thought I would. I had just some leftover yarns in my knitting bag and no internet connection. I had to improvise with the yarn I had and a simple stitch pattern. I made a pair of fingerless mitts on the left. Later I decided to enhance the Eyelet Mock Cable Rib pattern with slipped stitches to add the impression of ripple waves on the sea and made another pair of mitts. Over the week I'll share the pattern here in my blog so you can make a pair or two as well!

The mitts are worked in the round. The gusset and ribbed pattern on the top of the hand ensures a better fit. Separate instructions are given for the right hand, left hand and thumbs. Directions for three sizes are given. Familiarize yourself with a jogless stripes technique for uniform stripes, avoiding a little jog in the colour.

A blog isn't the best solution for publishing a pattern, I'm struggling with formatting. 
The pattern will be published in Ravelry later, as the downloadable pdf.

Stay tuned!

Skill Level
Advanced beginner / Intermediate

Size
Circumference of the mitten (at the widest part of the hand):
S: unstretched 16 cm / 6¼’’ stretches to 18 cm / 7’’ 
M: unstretched 17.5 cm / 7’’ stretches to 20 cm / 8’’ 
L: unstretched 19 cm / 7½’’ stretches to 22 cm / 8½’’ 
Height: 18 cm / 7’’ (adjustable)    
 
Gauge
15 stitches x 22 rounds = 5 x 5 cm / 2 x 2 inch in Stockinette stitch, blocked, unstretched

Yarn
Fingering / 4 ply in two contrasting colours. 100 g / 3.5 oz = 400 m / 436 yards;
Approximate amounts depending on size:
MC 30 - 35 g / 1.06 – 1.25 oz = 120 – 140 m / 131 – 153 yards
CC 13 - 15 g / 0.46 – 0.53 oz = 52 – 60 m / 57 – 65 yards

Needles
2.5 mm / 1½ US, or size needed to obtain gauge, double-pointed or circular needles, depending on your preferred method of small circumference knitting in the round.

Notions         
Stitch markers (3 - 6)
Stitch holder or scrap yarn
Tapestry needle

Abbreviations
BOR - beginning of the round (marker)
CC - contrasting colour
EMC - Eyelet Mock Cable Rib
k - knit
k2tog - knit 2 together
kw - knitwise
LH - left hand
MC - main colour
m1l - make one st (left leaning)
m1r - make one st (right leaning)
p - purl
PM - place marker
psso - pass slipped stitch over
pw - purlwise
RH - right hand
RM - remove marker
rnd/s - round/s
sl - slip 1 pw with yarn in back
sl1, k1, yo, k1, psso -
slip 1 pw, k1, yo, k1, insert left needle to the slipped st kw and pass it over the three sts
SM - slip marker
ssk - slip 1 kw, slip 1 kw to the right needle. Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two sts and knit them together
St st - stockinette stitch
st/s - stitch/es
yo - yarn over

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