Saturday, October 06, 2012

Spinning Wheel Mitts

First, I kept my resolution to begin writing fiction this morning. I did ok, just fleshing out a few ideas.
It seemed to spark another need for completion, so I finished and loaded a new pattern ready to buy on Ravelry:  SPINNING WHEEL MITTS

This stranded pattern is based on a design seen often in historic knits. It is known as the Spinning Wheel in the Faroe Islands, and a similar pattern is known as the Sun Wheel in parts of Scandinavia . I am sure it has other names elsewhere. By using a solid color with a patterned yarn, especially one with a limited color range the results are elegant and interesting, and best of all easier to execute. I have provided two options for the lower cuff, one suitable for either men or women the other with just a touch of lace.

Hand sizes in the pattern:  S (m, l, xl) to fit 6 (7, 8, 9) inches around your hand

250 yards each
Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering - MC
Knit picks Stroll Handpainted Sock in Pony Ride - CC
(or any other fingering-weight yarn that helps obtain gauge listed below)

Needles :
Small for ribbing sections#2,( 2.7 5 mm )
Larger for leafy start and stranded sections. #3 (3.25 mm)
or size to obtain gauge of 8 stitches per inch in stranded knitting on larger needles worked in the rnd.

Skills needed: Knit in the round with your preferred method, paired increases, stranded knitting.


Don Meyer said...

Wow! Those are beautiful!

AlisonH said...

Oh how cool! I'm going to point that out to the woman getting my tulip wheel.