Monday, October 29

Knitting Pattern Release : Trailside Mitts

I know it's not cold or frosty at the moment, but it will be (I hope)!  I designed these mitts last year for my husband, and I finally wrote up the pattern (and made a pair for myself in the process)!  These mitts will keep even the coldest hands snuggly warm, and I should know.  I have perpetually cold hands during the fall and winter months.  Which is why you'll be seeing a lot of mitts and mittens around here!

A few evenings of knitting, and these are off the needles and on your hands.  Made with a twisted stitch pattern that I love, they trap lots of warm air.  You won't have a chance to get bored, since they go so quick.  ...especially at a worsted weight.  And yes, they are perfect for hitting the trail, which we've been doing more and more of now that the weather is turning.

Here are the details :

Trailside Mitts Knitting Pattern by Robin Sample

(Pattern is available as an immediate PDF download)

Knit from the cuff to the fingers in a worsted weight yarn, these mitts go fast!  Nice and stretchy thanks to the stitch pattern which include twisted stitches.

Finished measurements :  
Small - 7 inch (18 cm) hand circumference
Med/Large - 8 inch (20 cm) hand circumference

Yarn : Light Blue Sample : Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Wool) Color 9452 Summer Sky Heather, 1 skein
Dark Blue Sample : Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% wool) Color 6287 Denim Mix, 1 skein

Suggested Needles : US 6 (4.00 mm) DPNs or circular needle(s) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions : Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn

Gauge : 6 sts & 8 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in pattern stitch, worked in the round

Techniques used : small circumference circular knitting, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, twisted stitches (directions included), working from a chart.

Trailside Mitts is also available in my Etsy Shop, and on Craftsy.  

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