Saturday, January 26, 2008

Improvisation Pattern

Improvisation 2
This is a pattern I designed for wrist warmers inspired by Fetching and Irish Hiking Mitts, knit both together with magic loop start to finish.

Improvisation 1

Pics are on Ravelry. My user name is CocosKnitting. I'll post pics here when I figure out how :)
I'm happy to share this pattern. Please let me know if you use it.

This is knit from the knuckles down, so it can be as long as your yarn allows.

Cast On
(This is how I cast on for knitting 2 at a time on ML.)
CO 40 on 40" US6 needle, move stitches down loop

On separate US6 needle (length doesn't matter) and 2nd ball of yarn (or other end of same ball), CO 40; move 1/2 (20) stitches to other side (so 2nd needles have 20 stitches on each side, then transfer all stitches across to 40" working needle.(This may need a photo to understand.)

Separate stitches on loop by pulling loop out between middles two stitches, so that you have 20 & 20. Need to make sure working side is on the same side for both sets.

Knitting will go in the following order:
1st side of 1st mitt
1st side of 2nd mitt
2nd side of 2nd mitt
2nd side of 1st mitt
Repeat

Ribbing
1st side of 1st mitt: Join in round. K1,[P2,K2] across
1st side of 2nd mitt: Join in round. K1,[P2,K2] across
Turn.
2nd side of 2nd mitt: K1,[P2,K2] across
2nd side of 1st mitt: K1,[P2,K2] across
Turn.
Continue in pattern for 1 - 1 1/2 inches.
(try it on and knit the ribbing for the length that suits you)

Thumb
Change to US 7 needleKnitting back & forth for 1 1/2 inches, as follows:
1) K1, P2, T2, P1, C4F, C4B, P1, T2, P2, K1
2) P1, K2, P2, K1, P8, K1, P2, K2, P1
3) K1, P2, T2, P1, K8, P1, T2, ,P2, K1
4) same as (2)
Repeat for 1 1/2 inches
(again, try it on and knit for thumbhole length that suits you)

Wrist
Join in round & continue knitting, as follows:
1) K1, P2, T2, P1, C4F, C4B, P1, T2, P2, K1
2) K1, P2, K2, P1, K8, P1, K2, ,P2, K1
3) K1, P2, T2, P1, K8, P1, T2, ,P2, K1
4) same as (2)

When it is 1 1/2 inches short of the desired length, change back to the 2x2 rib on US6 needle for the last 1 1/2 inches. Cast off loosely in pattern.

Notes:
T2 = Twist 2 stitches by knitting into the front of the 2nd stitch, then the front of the 1st stitch and slipping both off needle
C4B = Cable 4 Back, by slipping 2 st to a cable needle, holding to back, knitting 2, then knitting 2 from cable needle
C4F = Cable 4 Front, by slipping 2 st to a cable needle, holding to front, knitting 2, then knitting 2 from cable needle


Copyright 2008 Coco's Knitting
Feel free to print a copy for your own use, but it is not okay to publish or sell it.

3 comments:

donnac368 said...

Thanks for the lovely pattern!

RagamuffinQuilts said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern. I just learned how use a magic loop for knitting socks and can't wait to try a pair of handwarmers. I've made them before but would love to try 2 at once.

pascale said...

Good morning, I have made your mittens and would like to ask your permission to put them on my blog with a link to yours. Would that be all right with you.
With thanks, and I really enjoyed knitting mine.
Pascale.