Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Twisted Reversible Mitts





I knitted this up to match my Twisted Reversible Hat. The main difference is that the outside on this version matches the inside of the hat (if that makes sense). I reckoned I preferred the inside of the hat after all…

Yarn: Rowan Tapestry, one ball (=120m)
Needles: Four 4mm/US 6 dpns
Gauge:  22 stitches =4'' with 4mm/US6 needles in stocking stitch.
Dimensions:  To fit an average ladies’ hand.
Extras: Two stitch markers, a needle and some scrap yarn.
Notation: 
CO = cast on
k = knit
p = purl
k1fb = knit once into the front of the next stitch and once into the back (one stitch increased).
k2tog = knit two stitches together.



Pattern:
Spiral Pattern:
Just keep working *k2 p2*!! The number of stitches in a row isn't divisible by four, so you won't end every row with "p2", but just keep going and you'll get the lovely textured spiral pattern shown.

M
itt Directions (make 2)
CO 40 stitches over 3 dpns and join in the round. Work in k2 p2 rib for 8 rows. Next row, k1fb (so there are now 41 stitches in the row) p2, now work in Spiral Pattern (i.e. just keep working *k2 p2*) until the mitt measures 2½” from cast on edge, ending on a row that finishes p2.

Thumb Gusset: At the start of this row, you should be about to work two knit stitches; instead work 2 k1fb stitches, placing markers between the stitch you knit into the front and the stitch you knit into the back. You should have one knit stitch, then a marker, then two knit stitches, then a marker, then a knit stitch. Finish the row as usual, working p2 k2 p2 etc. Now work increases as follows:

Row 1. Knit the stitches between the stitch markers, and continue in Spiral Pattern for all the other stitches (after the markers, just carry on where you left off the Spiral Pattern).
Row 2. K1fb for the stitch after the first marker and the stitch before the second marker. Knit all other stitches between the markers, and continue in Spiral Pattern for all the stitches outside the markers. Two stitches increased.

Repeat the two increase rows until you have 14 stitches between the markers, the work Row 1 once more.
Thread about 6” of scrap yarn onto a needle. When you get to the first marker on the next round, slip all the stitches between the markers onto the needle and onto the scrap yarn. Tie the yarn in a loop so the stitches are secured.

Now continue working in Spiral Pattern until your mitt measures 5” from the cast on edge. Next row: k2tog, k1, p2, *k2 p2* to end of row. Continue working in k2 p2 rib for 3 more rows. Bind off all stitches.

Thumb: Pick up the 14 thumb stitches and remove the scrap yarn. Knit all stitches and join in the round. (Tip: On the first round, I like to work a k1fb on the last stitch in the round, slip this extra stitch onto the beginning of the first needle, and knit it together with the first stitch on the next round.) Knit every stitch for 5 rows more. Now work k1 p1 rib for 2 rounds. Bind off all stitches.

Weave in all the loose ends and you’re done!



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