FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Hand circumference:7[7.5, 8] inches to be worn with zero ease Cuff edge to top of mitt: 6.25 inches/16 cm
Loret Karman Mini Palette Fingering [100% Merino; 448 yd/410m per 100g skein]; nine 20 m/22yd skeins (shown in first and last picture) Note:You can substitute small amounts of any sock yarn, as long as you have 9 colors. Other photos show alternate options with a variety of yarns.
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below — every knitter's
gauge is unique]
US #1.5/2.5mm needles for small circumference in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular for magic loop, or 2 short circulars
waste yarn for holding thumb stitches
34 sts/40 rounds = 4" in stranded stockinette stitch in the round
30 sts/42 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter which color you use where. In the samples shown, I used the following arrangement A: red B: yellow-brown C: light blue D: beige E: yellow F: green G: grey H: white K: dark blue
The color for the first mitten is listed first, for the second mitten in brackets after. The first mitten starts with A, red. The second with B, yellow-brown.
Charts The charts for this pattern are very large. Each fits on a letter-sized
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With A[B], CO 48[56, 62] sts. Distribute sts across needles as you prefer and join for working in the round.
Ribbing round: [K1, p1] around.
Work ribbing as set for 9[10, 9] rounds. Sizes S and L only, final cuff round: [K1, p1] to last 2 sts, k1, pfb. 49[-, 63] sts.
Next round, establish colorwork: Work Cuff chart 7[8, 9] times around.
Work as set until chart is complete.
Thumb Gusset and Hand Setup for thumb gusset: Attach D[E] and k to 3 sts before end of round, place marker, k2.
This position denotes the end of the gusset, and the new end of the round. Rearrange stitches as you prefer.
Next round, increase: K3[4, 6], (m1, k6[8, 10]) 7[6, 5] times, m1, k to end. 57[63, 69] sts.
Next round, start working Thumb Gusset and Hand chart: Work Gusset and Hand chart around, working 6-stitch repeat 8[9, 10] times.
Work as set until Chart is complete, slipping 22 thumb sts to waste yarn and casting on 2 sts over the gap in Round 25, as indicated on chart. 57[63, 69] sts.
Upper Hand Next round, sizes S & M only, decrease: Using F[K], (k5[7, -], k2tog) 8[7, -] times, k0[1, -] to end of round, then k1. This is the new start of round. Rearrange stitches as you prefer. Next round, size L only, decrease: Using F[K], (k9, k2tog, k10, k2tog) 3 times to end of round, then k1. This is the new start of round. Rearrange stitches as you prefer. 49[56, 63] sts.
Work rounds 2-5 of Upper Hand chart.
Final round, size M only: Using F[K], k around. Final round, sizes S & L only: Using F[K], k to last 2 sts, k2tog. 48[-, 62] sts.
Continuing with F[K], work 6 rounds [K1, p1] ribbing as per cuff. Bind off loosely in pattern.
Return 22 thumb sts to needles. Join H, and pick up and knit 2 sts in crook of thumb, over cast-on sts; k to end of round. 24 sts.
Knit 1 round. Next round: Attach C. [P2 C, k2 H] to end of round.
Knit 1 round H.
Attach F[K] and knit 1 round.
Work 6 rounds [K1, p1] ribbing as per cuff.
Bind off loosely in pattern.
Weave in ends. Block.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
An de Vries lives in Amsterdam. When she is not knitting, she likes to do origami.