November 9, 2009

Oxford Mitts


I designed these for my Dad to wear in England this winter. They are quick to knit up and don’t use up a lot of yarn. The K3, P1 rib makes the design a bit more ‘manly.’ The mitts will fit most adult hands, for example they fit me (women’s small) and my husband (men’s large.) For a tighter fit do one or two repeats less and for a looser fit add a repeat or two.


Materials

1 Skein Cascade 220 in black

4 US 8/5mm dpns

2 stitch markers

Crochet hook or embroidery needle


Gauge

16 stitches x 28 rows = 4 inches


Pattern

Cast on 36 stitches and divide evenly on 3 needles (12 stitches each).

Round 1: *Knit 3, Purl 1* repeat until end. Join in the round, being careful not to twist!

Repeat the Knit 3, Purl 1 pattern until the mitt measures four inches from the cast on edge.


Thumb Gusset

Row 1: Knit 3, Place marker, M1, Place marker, Purl 1, *Knit 3, Purl 1* repeat until end.

Row 2: Knit 3, Slip marker, M1, Knit 1, M1, Slip marker, Purl 1, *Knit 3, Purl 1* repeat until end.

Row 3: Knit 3, Slip marker, Knit 3, Slip marker, Purl 1, *Knit 3, Purl 1* repeat until end.

Row 4: Knit 3, Slip marker, M1, Knit across, M1, Slip marker, Purl 1, *Knit 3, Purl 1* repeat until end.

Row 5: Knit 3, Slip marker, Knit all stitches between marker, Slip marker, Purl 1, *Knit 3, Purl 1* repeat until end.


Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until there are 15 stitches between the markers, ending with a knit across all stitches row.


Next row: K3,

Remove marker, Loosely bind off 15 stitches, Remover marker, Purl 1, *Knit 3, Purl 1* repeat until end. For the following row you will knit across the gap of the thumb in pattern.


Continue in the original Knit 3, Purl 1 pattern until the whole mitt measures 7 inches from the cast on edge.

Bind off all stitches loosely in pattern.

Repeat for the second Mitt.

1 comment:

Helen said...

I will definitely consider re-visiting this pattern when needing a good "masculine" or gender-neutral pattern for the boyfriend. Thanks for sharing!