Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Clara Fingerless Mitts

Clara Fingerless Mitts by Helena Callum


My pattern for a pair of close fitting fingerless mitts appears in the 2015 Knitting Calendar published by Accord Publishing (ISBN-13: 978-1-4494-5359-6). It is the pattern for 4-8 November 2015.

The mitts were designed to be knitted from under 115 m of yarn (which corresponds to just one 50 g ball of the DK-weight alpaca yarn originally used). They are worked from cuff towards fingers and have a peasant (afterthought) thumb. They incorporate several features to ensure that they work well with alpaca yarn, though one consequence of this is that they look decidedly skimpy when off the hand! To draw in the fabric of the mitt and help it keep its shape, there is two by two ribbing on the palm side and a large cable on the back of the hand. Decreases are made at the finger opening to reduce the risk of sag in that area.

Clara Fingerless Mitts by Helena Callum


The mitts are named Clara after a cria I saw born on the farm at Toft.
Clara and her mother at Toft


The mitts are suitable for an Intermediate skill level. There is only one size in the calendar pattern. The finished circumference of the mitt is 14 cm (5.5 ") unstretched and the length 15 cm (6"): this will fit a hand circumference up to 20 cm (8").

Materials and notions One 50 g ball of Toft Alpaca Royal Baby Alpaca DK-weight yarn (100% alpaca; 115 m / 127 yds) or similar. A set of US 2 / 2.75 mm dpn, or size needed to obtain gauge. Plus 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle, and smooth waste yarn.

Tension/Gauge 22 sts and 32 rounds to 4 in / 10 cm in St st


This is the link for the Clara Fingerless Mitts ravelry pattern page (login required). Enjoy!!

Clara Fingerless Mitts by Helena Callum

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