Thursday 31 December 2015

Woven stitch mitts

Unlike some writers of knitting blogs, I don't make many knitted Christmas presents. (Too much pressure!)  But this year, I made a pair of fingerless mitts for my daughter - not quite in time for Christmas, but nearly.  Here they are.

I made her a pair a few years ago which she still wears (see here), but she keeps those 'for best' and wanted a pair that she could wear every day and not worry about.  She wanted a very dark purple, and I found just the right colour in Wendy Merino DK, which I use a lot.  It's called Sloe - the colour of sloe gin.

I knitted them in woven stitch, a slip-stitch pattern that does look like woven fabric on the right side. It has a four-row (or four-round) repeat.  If you are knitting in rounds, on an even number of stitches, it goes like this:
Rounds 1 & 3: Knit.
Round 2: (Knit 1, Slip 1 with yarn in front) to end.
Round 4: (Slip 1 with yarn in front, Knit 1) to end.  

It is somewhat similar to linen stitch, though much less dense.

The mitts fit well (we kept trying them on as I was knitting) and are reported to be very warm.


  1. They look lovely and I like the colour too

    1. Thanks. Maybe I should have taken a photo of her drinking sloe gin while wearing the mittens, just to make the point? A luscious colour, anyway.

  2. Lovely! Which pattern did you use?

    1. I invented it - based on other fingerless mitt patterns, though you have to be a bit careful fitting the increases for the thumb gusset into the woven stitch.


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