Samstag, 13. Oktober 2012

Short-Wave Mitts

These gloves are knitted in two parts - first the "thumb part" is knitted upwards, then stitches are picked up from the side and the rest of the glove is made - it is sewn to the thumb piece with a kitchener stitch. The „wavy“ pattern is achieved by short rows – contrasted with two full garter stitch rows.

Modifications to knit a one-colour version can be found at the end of this post.





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Materials

  • ~25g of fingering weight yarn in main colour (MC)
  • ~20g of fingering weight yarn in contrast colour (CC)
  • scrap yarn or stitch holder
  • 4 dpns 3mm
  • 2 dpns 2.5mm
  • tapestry needle

Part 1 – Thumb part

With 3 mm needles CO11 in MC

Row 1 (normal row): sl1 (purlwise) knit to end
Knit row 1 a total of 45 times
Row 46 (increase row): sl1 (purlwise) kfb knit to the last two stitches kfb k
Rows 47 - 53 = Row 1
Row 54 = Row 46 (increase row)
Rows 55 – 63 = Row 1
Rows 64 = Row 46 (increase row)
Rows 65 – Row 69 = Row 1 (you have now 17 sts on your needles)
Row 70: sl1 (purlwise) k6 pm k3 pm k7
Row 71 and all odd-numbered rows till Row 84: sl1 k to marker, kfb, k to one sts before marker, kfb, k to end
Row 72 and all even-numbered rows till Row 83: sl1 knit to end
Row 85: sl1 (purlwise) k to marker, put sts between markers on scrap yarn, remove markers, CO2 (using backward loop CO) and k to end
Rows 86 – 89 = Row 1
Row 90 (decrease row): sl1 k2tog, k to the last 3 sts, ssk, k
Rows 91 – 94 = Row 1
Row 95 = Row 90 (decrease row)
Rows 96 – 98 = Row 1
Bind off all stitches in Row 99 EXCEPT THE LAST STITCH. DO NOT CUT YARN.


Some explanations of the wave pattern (part 2) beforehand
  • During the first half of the pattern the slope of the MC row goes downwards - that's why I call the CC sections "downwards sections" (or „down“ for short) - the ones in the second half are therefore called "upwards sections".
  • Each section lies between two markers: left and right. For the downwards sections, the first w+t is at the beginning (right) marker - because you start on your way back (WS). For the upwards sections, the first w+t is on left marker (RS). That means that during the downwards sections you knit the first row till the end and start the “short row movements” in the second row, whereas in the upwards section you first do the short rows and only afterwards complete the CC row.
  • In this pattern one section consists of 7 garter stitch ridges. 
  • Further explanations and some diagrams can be found in this post.



Part 2

Put last sts on 2.5 mm needle. Pick up 49 sts from side inserting your needle into the front part of the slipped stitch of each row from back to front without using your working yarn – you have now 50 sts on your needle.

Start knitting at the last stitch of the thumb part. From now on use 2.5mm needles

Row 1 (MC): sl1 k4 pm (called m1) k10 pm (called m2) k10 pm (called m3) k10 pm (called m4) k10 pm     (called p5) k to end   
Row 2 (MC): sl1 k to end

(section down #1)   
Row 3 (CC): sl1 k to end
Row 4 (CC): sl1 k to m4 w+t
Row 5 (CC): k to end
Row 6 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 14 (CC): sl1 k to 2 sts before gap w+t
    (i.e. „gap“ signifies the last stitch before the last w+t, i.e. knit 2 sts less than the last short row)
Row 7 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 15 (CC): k to end
Row 16 (CC): sl1 k to end

Rows 17 + 18 (MC): sl1 k to end

(section down #2)
Row 19 (CC): sl1 k to end
Row 20 (CC): sl1 k to m3 w+t
Row 21 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 31 (CC): k10 w+t
Row 22 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 30 (CC): k8 w+t
Row 32 (CC) k to end

Rows 33 + 34 (MC): sl1 k to end

(section down #3)
Row 35 (CC): sl1 k to end
Row 36 (CC): sl1 k to m2 w+t
Row 37 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 47(CC): k10 w+t
Row 38 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 46 (CC): k8 w+t
Row 48 (CC) k to end

Rows 49 + 50 (MC): sl1 k to end

(section down #4)
Row 51 (CC): sl1 k to end
Row 52 (CC): sl1 k to m1 w+t
Row 53 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 63 (CC): k10 w+t
Row 54 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 62 (CC): k8 w+t
Row 64 (CC) k to end


(section down #5)
While knitting this section, catch the MC strand at a couple of points when you carry it across the top of the mitt to keep it from getting pulled to tightly)
Rows 65 + 66 (MC): sl1 k to end
Row 67 (CC): sl1 k to end
Row 68 (CC): sl1 k to end
Row 69 (CC): sl1 k to m1 w+t
Row 70 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 80 (CC): k to end
Row 71 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 79 (CC): sl1 k to gap k2 w+t    
    (i.e. knit 2 sts more than in the last short row)

Rows 81+ 82 (MC): sl1 k to end


(section up #1
While knitting this section, catch the MC strand at a couple of points when you carry it across the top of the mitt to keep it from getting pulled to tightly)
Row 83 (CC): sl1 k to m2 w+t
Row 84 (CC): k to end
Row 85 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 93 (CC): sl1 k to 2 sts before gap w+t
    (i.e. knit 2 sts less than in the last short row)
Row 86 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 94 (CC): k to end
Rows 95 + 96 (CC): sl1 k to end

Rows 97 + 98 (MC): sl1 k to end

(section up #2)
Row 99 (CC): sl1 k to m3 w+t
Row 100 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 110 (CC): k10 w+t
Row 101 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 109 (CC): k8 w+t
Row 111 (CC): k to end
Row 112 (CC): sl1 k to end

Rows 113 + 114 (MC): sl1 k to end

(section up #3)
Row 115 (CC): sl1 k to m4 w+t
Row 116 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 126 (CC): k10 w+t
Row 117 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 125 (CC): k8 w+t
Row 127 (CC): k to end
Row 128 (CC): sl1 k to end

Rows 129 + 130 (MC): sl1 k to end

(section up #4)
Row 131 (CC): sl1 k to m5 w+t
Row 132 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 142 (CC): k10 w+t
Row 133 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 141 (CC): k8 w+t
Row 143 (CC): k to end
Row 144 (CC): sl1 k to end

Rows 145 + 146 (MC): sl1 k to end

(section up #5)
Row 147 (CC): sl1 k to end
Row 148 (CC): sl1 k to m5 w+t
Row 149 and all odd-numbered rows until and including Row 159 (CC): k to end
Row 150 and all even-numbered rows until and including Row 158 (CC): sl1 k to gap k2 w+t
    (i.e. knit 2 sts more than in the last short row)
Row 160 (CC): sl1 k to end

Row 161 (MC): sl1 k to end removing markers

Cut the yarn but leave a long enough tail (I usually take about 5 to 6 times the length of the seam). Put the yarn on a tapestry needle.
Pick up 50 stitches from the other side of the thumb part inserting your needle into the front part of the slipped stitch of each row without using new yarn. Turn work to wrong side and start grafting the ends together.

If you have done grafting kitchener stitch before:
Set-up stitch:     front: purl leave
        back: purl leave
Following stitches:     front: knit slip – purl leave
            back: knit slip – purl leave

If you have never done kitchener stitch before – here's a longer explanation:
For setting up, insert tapestry needle purlwise into the first stitch - first on the front needle, then on the back needle. * Now insert the needle knitwise into the first stitch on the front needle and slip the stitch, then insert it purlwise in the next stitch but leave that on the needle. Do the same on the back needle - then repeat from * until there are no more stitches on your needles.
If my explanation is too wordy, I found a video that shows it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAEIogIli6o



Thumb

Put the 17 thumb stitches on two 3mm needles and pick up 5 sts from above thumb gusset without using new yarn.
Row 1 (MC): k till last sts, p2tog
Row 2 (MC): p15 p2tog p4
Row 3 + 5 (MC): k
Row 4 + 6 (MC): p
Row 7 (MC): bind off in knit stitch

Weave in ends.


Modifications for a one-colour version:

  • instead of using a second colour to contrast the “waves”, do stockinette stitch inbetween (i.e. knit one row, purl one row)
  • end with “normal” kitchener stitch (front: knit slip, purl leave - back: purl slip, knit leave)

1 Kommentar:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your BRILLIANT pattern.

    It is so much fun to knit and I love the way the colors emerge.

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