Yes, that’s me in a rash guard. Come on, after the Madrona Talent Show, you guys aren’t surprised by anything I do, right?
Anyhow, the mitts. Adorable, super fast to work up, with all the little details I like to include: comfortable, anatomically correct, offset thumb gussets; mirrored images; workable floats; lifted increases for the gussets; and more.
They feature surfboards on the palm and back of the hand, palm trees on the thumb gussets, and waves on the top & bottom borders. Of course the surfboard and palm tree stitch patterns are original.
Check out all the extra pics on Ravelry.
Here’s the pertinent pattern data:
Fits up to 8in / 20.5cm palm circumference
Actual palm circumference above thumb: 73/4in / 19.5cm
Total Length: 61/4in / 16.5cm
MC: Baah! Yarns La Jolla, 100% Merino, 400yd/ 100gm, 1 ball, Pink Flamingo
CC: Baah! Yarns La Jolla, 100% Merino, 400yd/ 100gm, 1 ball, Yarn Truck
My mitts weigh 1.7oz/48g for the pair.
US 2/ 2.75mm needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 11/2/ 2.5mm needles
30 sts & 50 rounds = 4in/ 10cm in stranded Stockinette stitch on US2 needles
30 sts & 50 rounds = 4in/ 10cm in Garter st on US1.5 needles. See pattern notes regarding gauge.
(3) stitch markers, one unique for beginning of round; yarn needle; waste yarn
Stranded knitting, knitting in the round, reading charts
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