Monday, 18 May 2020

Honeycomb (aka Newfie) knitted mittens

I finished knitting a pair of mittens tonight ... I used the same pattern as the pair I made on Friday.


I used black Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply yarn as my main colour (A), pinata Craft Smart (ombre) 4 ply yarn as my second colour (B) and 5mm double pointed needles.  This time I reversed the colours ... the one on the left is what I finished on Friday and the one on the right is the one I finished this evening.


Wrist
  1. With A, cast on 42 sts
  2. Knit 1, purl 1 for 18 rows
  3. Purl with B.
  4. Purl, increasing 2 stitches on each needle for a total of 48 stitches

Pattern
  1.  *Knit 4 with A, slip 2 purlwise with B*, repeat to the end of row
  2. Repeat this row 4 more times (5 in total)
  3. Purl 2 rows with B
  4. Knit 1 with A, * slip 2 purlwise with B, knit 4 with A*, repeat to the last three stitches, knit 3 with A
  5. Repeat this row 4 more times (5 in total)
  6. Purl 2 rows with B

Thumb
  1. In step 12 above, purl 2, put 7 stitches on a stitch holder for the thumb and cast on 7 stitches, purl to the end.  Purl 1 row.

Mitten
  1. Knit the pattern until long enough (I did 6)
  2. Knit with A 1 row
  3. *Knit 4, knit 2 together*, repeat to the end
  4. Knit 2 rows
  5. *Knit 3, knit 2 together*, repeat to the end
  6. Knit 2 rows
  7. *Knit 2, knit 2 together*, repeat to the end
  8. Knit 2 rows
  9. *Knit 2 together*, repeat to the end
  10. Thread the yarn through remaining the loops and pull tight
  11. Weave end inside

Thumb
  1. With A, pick up the 7 stitches from the holder
  2. Pick up 7 stitches around the thumb hole for a total of 14 stitches
  3. Knit to fit length of thumb
  4. Knit 2 together all around
  5. Thread the yarn through the remaining loops and pull tight
  6. Weave end inside

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Nice! These are great.