Knitted in the round, Gridlock Mitts have thumb gussets and corrugated ribs. Instructions for left and right mitts are identical; the stripes above and below the thumb mean there is no pattern jog at the beginning of the round.
Written instructions for construction include the corrugated rib. The Gridlock colourwork pattern and thumb gusset are charted. Tutorials are included for a Twisted German Cast-on as well as Lifted Increases.
Pattern layout options are included for both A4 and letter size papers. The pattern is downloadable in pdf format and can be viewed using Adobe pdf reader. A copy of this software is available athttp://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/.
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To fit 16½(19:21½)cm / 6½(7½:8½)in hand circumference. Unstretched hand circumference is 14½(17:19½)cm / 5¾(6¾:7¾)in; choose a size with 0–2cm / 0–¾in negative ease. Long and Short Mitt options for all sizes are 16(18)cm / 6¼(7)in.
|Suggested needle size
||Preferred needle size for small diameter knitting: 2.75mm|
|Weight of yarn
||4-ply weight yarn
||Two colours of 4 ply/fingering weight yarn, each with approx 105 metres (115 yards) per 25g; one ball each of main and contrast colours.|
|Tension||33 stitches and 36 rounds in stranded pattern for 10cm/4 inch square.|
|Other items needed
2 stitch markers and waste yarn; darning / yarn needle.
Design shown knitted in Jamieson’s ‘Shetland Spindrift’ (100% pure Shetland wool) in 104 Natural White (MC) with 259 Leprechaun (CC) and 103 Sholmit (MC) with 587 Madder (CC).