New design: Smartphone Friendly Mitts
I have finally released the pattern for my Smartphone Friendly Mitts! I have been working on them for a while, and even got the pattern test knitted.
These mitts are perfect when using your (smart)phone while outside; you can free the thumbs and fingertips quickly so you can pick up the phone immediately instead of having to take of your glove(s) or mitten(s) first.
They are even convertible if you want them to be; by using 3 buttons, you can add or remove a cap to flip over your finger tips, so the mitt is suddenly converted to a mitten. The double layer of knitted fabric around the knuckes and base of the fingers adds a bit of extra warmth. This way you can also use them when in a chilly office; button off the cap and you have a perfect set of mitts that keep your hands warm while working at the computer!
A subtle slipped stitch pattern adds a bit of interest to the plain fabric. If you use a yarn that provides you with clearly defined stripes, like the Misti Alpaca Handpaint Sock yarn I’ve used, the resulting stitch pattern pops out even more!
Featuring tubular cast on and bind off, the edges of the mitts are soft and comfortable. Combined with a 1×1 ribbing, they fit snuggly around the wrists and fingers.
Using less than 100 grams of fingering weight yarn, this is the perfect one-skein project.
For a size small you need approximately 230 yards / 210 meters, medium uses 310 yards / 280 meters, for the large size you need 330 yards / 300 meters.
Yarn used: Misti Alpaca HandPaint Sock (400m/437 yards, 100g), colorway: Reggaeton (HS19) – but any fingering weight yarn will do.
Gauge: 34 sts and 44 rows = 10cm / 4”
Needles: 2,5mm /US1.5 circs or DPNs, depending on your preferred method.
Notions: 3 stitch markers, waste yarn, row counter (or pen and paper). Crochet hook size 2.5mm (for working the smartphone friendly thumbs only). 2×3 buttons of about 10mm in size.
Size: Women’s Small (16,25cm/6.5”), Medium (19,5cm/7.5”), and Large (21,5cm/8.5”) – measured across the knuckles.
Thanks to Isabelle, Julie, Loraine, Janet, Naomi and Vanessa for test knitting! I couldn’t have catched all silly mistakes without you :o)