Wednesday, August 17, 2011

With a Twist of Mustard


 This yarn and pattern have a story... 

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 picked out my favorite socks, and then BAM! These AMAZING gloves! A gorgeous mustard yellow, with simple, elegant cables. They were perfect, and I wanted to knit them. So, I observed them and went on my merry way after purchasing my 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.







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
kfb: make one stitch by knitting into stitch normal and then without pulling stitch off, knit into the back – creating 1 extra stitch
m1: make one stitch by grabbing the leg of the stitch below the one on the needle. Knit the stitch (if it leaves a gap, knit the stitch through the back loop. 
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:
Rounds 1-10: k2, PM, p4, *k6, p4* 5 times, k2, PM, p2.

Cable – on the same round, begin increases for thumb as follows:
Round 11: knit to one stitch before marker, kfb, p4, *cable, p4* 5 times, knit to one stitch before marker, kfb, p2.

Round 12: Knit stitches as they appear (knit the knits & increases, and purl the purls).

Round 13: knit to one stitch before marker, kfb, p4, *k6, p4* 5 times, knit to one stitch before marker, kfb, p2.

Repeat Rounds 12 & 13 three more times.
Complete round 12 once more.

Round 21: knit to one stitch before marker,kfb,  p4, *cable, p4* 5 times, knit to one stitch before marker, kfb1, p2.

Repeat rounds 12 & 13 four more times.

Thumb
Round 30: Knit 10 stitches. Place the remaining 30 stitches on hold from the first needle, and the next 28 stitches on hold from the second needle, leaving 12 stitches (plus the 10 from your first needle).
Rounds 31-40: Knit all stitches in the round as they appear (knit the knits and purl the purls).

BO all stitches.


Left Glove:
Rounds 1-10: k2, PM, p4, *k6, p4* 5 times, k2, PM, p2.

Cable – on the same round, begin increases for thumb as follows:

Round 11: kfb, knit to marker, p4, *cable, p4*
5 times, kfb, knit to marker, p2.

Round 12: Knit stitches as they appear (knit the knits & increases, and purl the purls).

Round 13: kfb, knit to marker, p4, *k6, p4*
5 times, kfb, knit to marker, p2.

Repeat Rounds 12 & 13 three more times.
Complete round 12 once more.

Round 21: kfb, knit to marker, p4, *cable, p4*
5 times, kfb, knit to marker, p2.

Repeat rounds 12 & 13 four more times.

Thumb
Round 30: k10 sts. Place the remaining 30 stitches on hold from the first needles and the next 28 stitches on hold from the second needle, leaving 12 stitches (plus the 10 from your first needle).
Rounds 31-40: Knit all stitches in the round as they appear (knit the knits and purl the purls).

BO all stitches.


Finger Band (same for both)
Rethread needles through the stitches you placed on hold and join in yarn.
You should have 58 stitches.
There will be a gap here where the thumb and fingers join – this will be sewn together at the end.
Round 1: m1, k2, p4, *cable, p4* 5 times, k2, m1
Rounds 2-11: k2, p4, *k6, p4* 5 times, k2, p2
Knit in a 2x2 ribbing for as long as desired and BO in pattern.
Sew in all ends except where the thumb and finger band meet.
Use this end to neatly sew together the hole, and weave in end.





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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