Hammy Fingerless Mitts
Hammy Fingerless Mitts are worked from the bottom up and in the round. Vertical brioche stripes create a sporty pattern on the front that look like little Hammy; while the palm and thumb have a comfy horizontal garter stripe pattern. The hand and thumb length is customizable with 7 sizes available.
The mitt begins with 2x2 ribbing and progresses into a two-color brioche and garter stitch pattern. The simple and short brioche repeat is quick to do and easy to memorize. The top of the mitt also has a border of 2 x 2 ribbing. Gusset stitches are then picked up for a couple of rounds and finished with a garter border. The mitts are mirror images of each other, so there are separate instructions for both.
Charts are provided to support the writing instructions, but are not independent of the written instructions. A schematic is also included, but a hamster is not.
This pattern is written for circular needles, but can easily be done on double pointed needles.The brioche in this pattern is easy enough to do, but is not recommended for a beginning knitter with no prior experience making mitts.
Yarn Weight: DK
Yardage: 79 - 173 yards (72 - 158 m)
Suggested Yarn: Gigi Bonin Hand Dyed Yarns Merino DK; June Pryce Fiber Arts Coventry DK. Both are used in this pattern
Needle Size: US 5 - 3.75 mm
Gauge: 20 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in One section of brioche and garter st or garter st is 20 sts x 48 rnds = 4” / 10 cm worked in the round (and blocked). 22 sts x 36 rnds = 4” / 10 cm worked in the round in 2 x 2 ribbing (and blocked). A different gauge will affect drape, yardage required and size.
SIZES: Unisex sizes 1 (2 3 , 4); (5, 6, 7); sample shown in size 2.
Fits Hand Circumference: 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8); (8.5, 9, 9.5)” / 16.5 (18, 19, 20.5); (21.5, 23, 24), cm.
Finished Hand Circumference: 6.0 (6.0, 7.0, 7.0); (7.5, 8.0, 9.0 )” / 15 (15, 18, 18); (19, 21, 23) cm; mitt designed with 10% negative ease.
Finished Wrist Circumference: 5 (5.75, 5.75, 6.5); (6.5, 7.25, 8)“ / 12.5 (14.5, 14.5, 16.5); (16.5, 18.5, 20.5) cm.
Finished Mitt Length: 5.5 (5.75, 6, 6.25); (6.5, 6.75, 7)” / 14 (14.5, 15, 16); (16.5, 17, 18) cm.
Picking a Size: Pick a size that’s closest, yet smaller than your hand and wrist circumference.
Notions Required: Tapestry needle, unique BOR stitch marker, 2 stitch markers, stitch holder or scrap yarn.
Skills Needed: Make one right and left increases in knit and purl (written instructions), slipping stitches, brioche sts (video link included as well as written instructions). Instructions provided for switching colors and modified standard bind off. You should have previous experience with either making a mitt or brioche. Learning both at the same time is not recommended, but if you’re really adventurous give it a try. You can always contact me for help.
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