Cecilia Mitts

Cecilia simple mitts

The Caprice yarn I've used to make these was inspired by music - a thin black thread plied with a thicker white one, incorporating shiny black beads suggesting musical notes and lines. The pattern is as simple as they come. Leaving the fingers unencumbered and using cosy alpaca fibre means that they'll be perfect for outdoor Christmas caroling or busking!

Pattern

The finished size will depend on the yarn you use as well as your tension - I suggest knitting a few rows of the first rib pattern, and then stitching it up - this is the cuff, so it needs to fit over your hand and fit your wrist. If it doesn't, then adjust needles or scale the pattern accordingly.
(The diagrams will give you a rough idea of the shape you're aiming for, they're not counted or to scale.)

Main part of mitt

Using 5mm needles, cast on 30 using black alpaca yarn.
Knit 10 rows in k1p1 rib (*k1 p1 rep from *)
Change to Caprice yarn, kfb (increase by knitting into front and back), knit to penultimate stitch, kfb. 32 sts.
pfb (increase by purling into front and back), purl to penultimate stitch, pfb. 34 sts.
Knit 2 more rows in stocking stitch.
k2tog (decrease by knitting two stitches together), knit to end.
p2tog (decrease by purling two stitches together), purl to end. 32 sts.
Knit 10 more rows in stocking stitch.
Change to alpaca black.
Knit 9 rows in garter stitch (knit every row).
Bind off.

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Thumb

Using 5mm needles, cast on 2 using Caprice yarn.
kfb, knit to end
pfb, purl to end.
Repeat last two rows (ie stocking stitch, increasing one at the start of each row) until there are 14 sts on the needle.
Knit one row
Purl one row
Change to black alpaca yarn. Knit 8 rows in garter stitch.
Bind off.

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Stitching up

Fold the main part of the glove in two, stitch up the ribbed cuff plus the two increase rows. Stitch the thumb cuff, Stitch down the finger cuff and then stitch the thumb into the remaining opening.

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contact me: shiela@handspinner.co.uk


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