Wednesday, 12 January 2011


My first pattern is released!

Esporòfits are fitted, lacy fingerless mitts knitted in the round, with a knit/purl and little bobble panel, framed by faggoting, on the back of the hand. The thumb gusset is shaped with eyelets. The picot hem is turned upwards, and there is an optional lace edging. It is available in Ravelry and through this Ravelry link!


Skills: This pattern is for intermediate level knitters. Skills necessary are knitting in the round, simple cabling, bobbles, increasing and decreasing. Other special stitches and techniques are described, with pictures.

Sizing: This pattern is one size, women’s small/medium. Measurements for the finished mitts are as follows: wrist, cuff and top edge circumference of 16 cm (approx. 6”). 
The mitts will fit hands with circumferences at any of these points between 15 (approx. 6”) and 18.5 cm (approx. 7”), with different degrees of ease. The cuff edge stretches up to 20 cm (approx. 8”). The top edge of the mitt and thumb can be knitted looser by not switching to smaller needles.

Length measurements of mitten (which will vary when worn depending on ease): wrist to cuff edge: 6 cm (approx. 2.5”), wrist to top edge 10 cm (approx. 4”), with lace edging: 14 cm (approx. 5.5”).
You can play with gauge and yarn in order to knit a bigger or smaller mitten, a bit of math will be necessary to achieve the desired circumference. The cuff can be easily lengthened by adding rows.
The pattern is provided in PDF format. There are two files that you can download, a 12 page version recommended for screen viewing, and a printer friendly (EsporofitsV2PF.pdf) file with less pictures and 10 pages.
Pictured in Rowan yarns Pure Wool 4ply (Avocado 419) and Kidsilk Haze (Fern 629). 

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