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Keechan

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Meaning “rivulet” in Scots, Keechan is a simple but fun fingerless mitts pattern with a swirling lace pattern covering half of the back of the hand and wrapping around the edge to the palm. The lace pattern flows around the side of the hand like a fast running stream flowing gently from cuff to cuff. If you’d like matching hands and feet, check out my Sruthail sock pattern!

The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast-on called the Estonian Cast-On for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. These additional techniques are used: picking up stitches.

Materials

  • 135 (145, 165, 185)(200, 220) m (145 (160, 180, 200)(220, 240) yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton 4 ply (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 380 yds/100g) in Tide
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs
  • 5 stitch markers (per mitt)
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends
Gauge

32 stitches and 44 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.

Finished Size

XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL) - 15 (16.5, 17.5, 19, 20, 21.5) cm / 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) inches

The mitts are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease.
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