Shar-pei mitts

harvest_mitts_5These mittens are based on a pattern that appeared in several Russian books and magazines under a variety of designer names. I’ve changed it, by adding a tubular stitch edges, as I prefer the stockinette stitch look they have, as opposed to 1×1 ribbing. I’ve also added thumb gusset.

The mitts are knitted using tuck stitch pattern. It’s perfect for those of you who are like me – who love the simplicity of the stockinette stitch, but need a bit of variety to keep the boredom away.

These mitts are great by themselves or over simple black gloves. You can download the pattern here. There’s also a tutorial that explains how to make the tuck stitch here.

MATERIALS
• Fleece Artist Nova Sock (100% merino 325m/112g – 355yds/4 oz) – I used about 60 grams
• 3mm needles / US 2 ½ for knitting in round – dpns, 2 circulars or 1 circular for magic loop, etc.
• Cable needle or spare needle to pick up stitches when doing a tuck (optional)
• 2 safety pins for tuck stitch pattern (optional but recommended – you could also use 2 or 4 stitch markers, paper clip like or split ring, ones you can use to mark the stitch rather than a place on a needle – see instructions for tuck stitch for more detail)
• 1 or 2 stitch markers to mark the thumb gusset increases (optional)

• 1 stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round (optional)

SIZES
One size – women’s M

GAUGE
24 sts and 48 rounds = 10 cm/4 in

 

 

 

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