Sunday, July 08, 2007

Campanula mitts pattern

I've been meaning to post this pattern for a while now (for myself, in all honesty), because I like wearing my mitts and they're a fun, quick knit and they keep my hands really warm in the winter.

  • Adult women's M (change the gauge to change sizes)
  • Hand circumference: 7.5 inches
  • Will stretch to comfortably fit up to 9 inches - the lace pattern is ribbed and stretches comfortably.
  • 150 yards fingering - sport weight yarn
  • Set of 5 US #5/3.75mm double-point needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • waste yarn
  • 24 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
  • 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

R1: *YO, K3, SK2P (sl 1, k2tog, psso), K3, YO, K1* across
R2 & all even rows: K across
R3: *K1, YO, K2, SK2P, K2, YO, K2* across
R5: *K2, YO, K1, SK2P, K1, YO, K3* across
R7: *K3, YO, SK2P, YO, K4* across

R1 - 3 & 5: *P1, K3, P1* across
R4: *P1, YO, SK2P, YO, P1* across

All photos were taken by TheBon & the lace charts were made using this cool FREE Knit Chart maker.

  • CO 40 sts
  • Work rows 1 -7 of Horseshoe lace.
  • At the end of row 8 - knit 2 sts from N1 to N4, new row starts here.
  • Work row 1 of Campanula lace - transferring 2 sts from each needle to the next (i.e. N2 -> N1, N3 -> N2, N4 -> 3), effectively redistributing the sts after moving the starting point over 2 sts.
  • Continue rows 2- 5 of Campanula lace.
  • Work 5 more repeats of Campanula lace.
  • Inc 5 sts next row - 4 for the palm by Kf&b into the first st on every needle. Inc 1 thumb gusset st by Kf&b of last st on N2. (45 sts total)
  • Work row 2 of pattern, making sure to P extra palm sts and K the thumb st.
  • Row 3 - continue in pattern until the thumb st: M1L, K1, M1R, work remaining sts in pattern. Inc on either side of the thumb gusset every 3rd row, working the surrounding sts in campanula pattern.
  • Finish increasing on row 4, with 15 thumb sts.
  • Next row (row 5): Work to 1 st before thumb gusset, Kf&b, place thumb sts on waste yarn, P1 from N3 and Sl last stitch from N2 over it to join in the round. Finish row in pattern. (44 sts)
  • Work 1 final repeat of lace pattern.
  • P 2 rows.
  • PBO (BO whilst purling, not knitting)
Place gusset sts on needles as follows: 3 on N1, and 4 on N2, 3, 4.
Row 1: Kf&b, K13, Kf&b. (17 sts)
Row 2: K1, slip last st on N4 over 1st st on N1 - to join in round. Knit to end.
Row 3 & 4: K across
Row 5 &6: P across
Row 7: PBO.

Weave in ends.

RIGHT MITT: make as for left.

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