Wednesday, August 17, 2011

With a Twist of Mustard


 This yarn and pattern have a story...
 
My boyfriend (at the time) and I went on a road trip to Portland, Oregon in Nov of 2010 from Sonoma County, CA. Now, if you're a knitter or super into socks like me, you know that Portland is the place to be. First stop was Sock Dreams - a cute, old fashioned house turned into a store full of the coolest socks, gloves, leg warmers, etc. I of course wanted to buy everything in the store, but only had so much money. So I picked out my favorite socks, and then BAM! These AMAZING gloves! A gorgeous mustard yellow, with simple, elegant cables. They were perfect, but I wasn't sure I wanted to spend $24 on 1 pr. of gloves when I was already spending $30 on socks. So, I observed them... and we went on our merry way after purchasing our stuff. Next stop was Twisted - an absolutely heart racing, jaw dropping yarn store. After spending who knows how long in this comfortable, coffee shop/yarn store/knitters hang out, I found the perfect yarn...a gorgeous, dimensional, mustard colored yarn (Warm Glow by Black Trillium fibre studio).  That was it. This was the yarn I would use to make the irresistible gloves I saw in Sock Dreams. So here they are! There are some slight differences that I made so that they were "mine", but the overall feel remains. 


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Materials:
1 skeins of any sock/fingering weight yarn of at least 200 yards (I used Warm Glow by Black Trillium fibre studio [she's on etsy])
Needle Size: US circular 1  24”+
Gauge: 9st/in

Techniques:
Cable: place 3sts. on DPN hold front, k3, k3from DPN
M1: make one stitch by knitting into stitch normal and then without pulling stitch off, knit into the back – creating 1 extra stitch
BO: Bind off stitches as they appear

Wrist Cuff
CO 60 st using 2x2 ribbed long tail cast on method
Knit in a 2x2 ribbing for 3”

Right Glove:
Rows 1-10: k2 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k2 p2
Cable – on the same row begin increases for thumb as follows:
Row 11: k2 m1 p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 k2 m1 p2
Rows 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28: Knit stitches as they appear (knit the knits and purl the purls)
Row 13: k3 m1 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k3 m1 p2
Row 15: k4 m1 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k4 m1 p2
Row 17: k5 m1 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k5 m1 p2
Row 19: k6 m1 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 m1 p2
Row 21: k7 m1 p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 k7 m1 p2
Row 23: k8 m1 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k8 m1 p2
Row 25: k9 m1 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k9 m1 p2
Row 27: k10 m1 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k10 m1 p2
Row 29: k11 m1 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k11 m1 p2
Thumb:
Row 30: k10 sts. Place all other stitches on hold, except for the last 12 sts. Pull out needle and knit the last 12 sts. as they appear
Rows 31-40: Knit sts. as they appear in the round
BO fairly snug (unless you need a bit of extra stretch, then make your last row a 1x1 rib and BO st as they appear)

Left Glove:
Rows 1-10: k2 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k2 p2
Cable – on the same row begin increases for thumb as follows:
Row 11: m1 k2 p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 m1 k2 p2
Rows 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28: Knit stitches as they appear (knit the knits and purl the purls)
Row 13: m1 k3 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 m1 k3 p2
Row 15: m1 k4 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 m1 k4 p2
Row 17: m1 k5 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 m1 k5 p2
Row 19: m1 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 m1 k6 p2
Row 21: m1 k7 p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 m1 k7 p2
Row 23: m1 k8 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 m1 k8 p2
Row 25: m1 k9 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 m1 k9 p2
Row 27: m1 k10 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 m1 k10 p2
Row 29: m1 k11 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 m1 k11 p2
Thumb:
Row 30: k10 sts. Place all other stitches on hold, except for the last 12 sts. Pull out needles and knit the last 12 sts. as they appear
Rows 31-40: Knit sts. as the appear in the round
BO fairly snug (unless you need a bit of extra stretch, then make your last row a 1x1 rib and BO)

Rethread needles and increase 1st at the beginning of the row and 1 st at the end (these will be the inside purl sts.)
Row 1: K2 p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 cable p4 k2 p2
Rows 2-11: k2 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k6 p4 k2 p2
2x2 ribbing for as long as desired and BO 




4 comments:

  1. I love these mitts! What a great story behind them! I think these will have to be a gift for my little sister, and probably a pair for me too! Thank you for the cute pattern!

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  2. Seriously gorgeous pattern!! I've been searching on ravelry for about an hour now looking for the "right" pattern to make some finger less gloves for a friend. These are definitely the ones. Thanks so much!!!

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  3. So glad you like the pattern! Let me know if there are any errors or if anything is confusing! Enjoy. :)

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