Plaid hands are glad hands, and these tartan mitts make the technique easy. The horizontal colors are knit as stripes using one color at a time per row in a wide rib, then the vertical stripes are added at the end with a crochet hook in the purl columns; no crochet skills are needed – it’s as simple as picking up dropped stitches. The mitts complete the plaid set, made to match or in complementary colors.
Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, knitting in the round; this pattern includes
written instructions, as well as a chart and table for the plaid; a video tutorial is provided for the non-stranded plaid technique.
Size: S (L): 6.75 (8)” circumference and 7 (8.75)” length; size S shown on 7” circumference hand.
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino; 210 yards/100g); 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC1, 1 skein CC2, shown in MC Tortuga, CC1 Hollyhock and CC2 Cadmium, and using approximately 35 (45), 5 and 5 grams respectively.
Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 24” circular needle for Magic Loop, or dpns, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (1); Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook; Yarn needle.
Gauge: Gauge: 18 st and 26 rows/4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle; 18 st and 36 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Size S (L) plaid repeat of 10 (12) st and 12 (16) rows is 2.25 (2.5)” wide and 1.75 (2.25)” tall. Note that the mitts are worked at a tighter gauge than the matching cowl and hat.
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