Saturday, 11 July 2020

Honeycomb (aka Newfie) knitted mittens

I finished knitting a pair of Honeycomb (aka Newfie) mittens tonight using Red Heart Super Saver Stripes (Polo) yarn.  I'd made a pair of mittens last week using this yarn but this time the colours went the opposite way.

I usually have black as the main colour and something else as the second colour but this time I just used this yarn and I am happy with the way they turned out.  Very colourful!  I used 5mm double pointed needles.


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

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

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 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. 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:

Julie said...

They’re adorable!