Samstag, 17. November 2012

Mixed Wave Mitts

Just as the Short Wave Mitts that I published here (on my blog) and here (on Ravelry) these mitts have the same basic construction, i.e. a shaped thumb part that is knitted first, followed by a rectanguar main part build from short row sections interspersed with garter stitch rows of a different colour.

I wondered what it would look like, if the short row sections (that added up so nicely to a rectangle) were knitted in a different order – I thought that it might make the mitts more „organic“ … and it worked.





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General Idea

The pattern for Short Wave Mitts  depends on stacking sections of short rows in a very strict (nearly mathematical) order – B5 , B4, B3, B2, B1, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 – as shown in the drawing.
Here, the sections called B1-B5 are backwards leaning sections and F1-F5 are forwards leaning ones.

Together with two full length garter stitch rows of a different colour the end result will look like this – i.e. a rectangular piece of knitting or the Short Wave Mitts (published a while ago).

However, when changing the order of the sections in a different order they should still add up to a rectangular shape.

So, how does it look if the sections are knitted in a different order,
e.g. B1, F5, B2, F4, B3, F3, B4, F2, B5, F1
 or B4, F1, B2, F4, B5 F3, B1, F5, B3, F2.


Materials

~20 grams of fingering weight yarn in main colour (MC)
~10 grams of  fingering weight yarn in contrast colour 1 (CC1)
~10 grams of fingering weight yarn in contrast colour 2 (CC2)
scrap yarn or stitch holder
4 dpns 3mm
2 dpns 2.5mm
tapestry needle

Instructions

Part 1 - Thumb Panel

With 3 mm needles CO9 in MC
Row 1 (normal row): sl1 (purlwise) knit to end
Knit row 1 a total of 34 times
Row 35 (increase row): sl1 (purlwise) kfb knit to the last two stitches kfb k
Rows 36 - 44  = Row 1
Row 45 = Row 35 (increase row)
Rows 46 – 54 = Row 1
Rows 55 = Row 35 (increase row)
Rows 56 – Row 61 = Row 1 (you have now 15 sts on your needle)
Row 62: sl1 (purlwise) k5 pm k3 pm k6
Row 63: sl1 k to marker, kfb, k to one sts before marker, kfb, k to end (thumb increase row)
Rows 64 + 65 = Row 1
Row 66 = Row 63 (thumb increase row)
Rows 67 + 68 = Row 1
Row 69 = Row 63 (thumb increase row)
Rows 70 + 71 = Row 1
Row 72 = Row 63 (thumb increase row)
Rows 73 + 74 = Row 1
Row 75 = Row 63 (thumb increase row)
Rows 76 + 77 = Row 1
Row 78 = Row 63 (thumb increase row)
Rows 79 + 80 = Row 1
Row 81 = Row 63 (thumb increase row)
Row 82 = Row 1
Row 83:  sl1 (purlwise) k to marker, put sts between markers on scrap yarn, remove markers, CO2 (using backward loop CO) and k to end (you have now 14 sts on your needle)
Row 84 – 88 = Row 1
Row 89: sl1 k2tog, k to the last 3 sts, ssk, k  (decrease row)
Rows 90 – 94 = Row 1
Row 95: sl1 k2tog, k to the last 3 sts, ssk, k  (decrease row)
Row 96 – 99 = Row 1
Bind off all stitches in Row 100 EXCEPT THE LAST STITCH. DO NOT CUT YARN.
Switch to 2.5mm needles.

Part 2 - The Short Row Part

Pick up 49 stitches from the right hand side of the mitt by inserting your needle into the front part of the slipped stitch of each row from back to front without using your working yarn.

With MC knit one row (i.e. k5 pm (called m1) k10 pm (called m2) k10 pm (called m3) k10 pm (called m4) k10 pm (called p5) k to end)
Change to CC1: Select a backwards leaning section and knit it (see „The F- and B-sections“ below)
With MC: knit two rows
With CC2: Select a forwards leaning section and knit it (see „The F and B-sections“ below)
With MC: knit two rows (exception: after the last F-section, knit only one row)
Repeat this until you have done all B-sections and all F-sections
– each section should be knitted once! 

The orders I used were B4, F1, B2, F4, B5 F3, B1, F5, B3, F2 (in the blue & grey mitts on top of the title page) and B1, F5, B2, F4, B3, F3, B4, F2, B5, F1 (in the orange & pink mitts shown here).

If you want the mitts to be symmetrical, knit the sections of the second mitt in the reverse order.

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 right side and start grafting the ends together: Cut the yarn but leave a long enough tail and put the yarn on a tapestry needle.

Set-up stitch:
  • front needle: insert purlwise and leave stitch on needle;
  • back needle: insert purlwise and leave stitch on needle;
Repeat until you have no stitches left on your needles:
  • front needle: insert knitwise needle into first and slide from needles (knit slip), insert needle purlwise into next stitch and leave on needle (purl leave)
  • back needle: insert knitwise needle into first and slide from needles (knit slip), insert needle purlwise into next stitch and leave on needle (purl leave)


Thumbs

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




The F- and B-Sections

B1
  • (RS) k to end
  • (WS) k to end
  • (RS) k to marker 2 w+t (= wrap and turn)
  • (WS) k to end
  • (RS) * k to 2 stitches from gap w+t
  • (WS) k to end – repeat from * a total of 5 times
B2, B3 and B4 (for B2 X is 2, for B3 X is 3 and for B4 X is 4)
  • (RS) k to end
  • (WS) k to marker X w+t
  • (RS) k8 w+t
  • (WS) * k10 w+t
  • (RS) k8 w+t – repeat from* for a total of 5 times (WS) k to end
B5
  • (RS) k to end
  • (WS) k to m5 w+t
  • (RS) k to end
  • (WS) * k to gap k2 w+t
  • (RS) k to end – repeat from * a total of 5 times
  • (WS) k to end
F1
  • (RS) k to marker 1 w+t
  • (WS) k to end
  • (RS) * k to gap k2 w+t
  • (WS) k to end – repeat from * a total of 5 times
  • (RS) k to end
  • (WS) k to end
F2, F3 and F4 (for F2 X is 2, for F3 X is 3 and for F4 X is 4)
  • (RS) k to marker X w+t
  • (WS) * k8 w+t
  • (RS) k10 w+t – repeat from * a total of 5 times
  • (WS) k8 w+t
  • (RS) k to end
  • (WS) k to end
F5
  • (RS) k to end
  • (WS) k to marker 4 w+t
  • (RS) * k to end
  • (WS) k to two stitches before gap w+t – repeat from * a total of 5 times
  • (RS) k to end
  • (WS) k to end

Kommentare:

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  2. These are brilliant and fabulous! I can't wait to knit a pair. I'm a bit confused, however, about the gauge. On the Ravelry page it says to use "Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)". According to my wpi tool 14 wpi is DK weight. Could you please give me the gauge in stitches/inch or centimeter? Thanks so much.

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    1. The specification "14 wpi" for fingering weight yarn came from the Ravelry database. Also, if you go to the wikipedia page for yarn weight, the wpi for fingering specified there is 14 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_weight).

      As to gauge, I can only give you the measurements of the prototype mitts where I knitted everything with 3mm needles - different from the pattern where I knitted the thumb panel with 3mm needles and the rest with 2.5mm needles (I have given away the other pairs).
      - The thumb panel (99 rows) is 19.5 cm high.
      - The main part (51 sts in the prototype) is 21 cm wide.
      Hope this helps.

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