MITTS Zig Your Zag
This mitt set is a fun way to show off colorwork in a myriad of combinations. The design features slipped stitches and corrugated ribbing for a nice snug fit.
Woman’s X-small (small, medium, large) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Length: 71/2 (71/2, 81/2, 81/2) inches Circumference: 61/8 (63/4, 73/8, 8) inches
• Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty (sport weight; 100% merino; 145 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein each charcoal #98 (A), aquamarine #70 (B) and lemon chiffon #40 (C) • Size 4 (3.5mm) double-point needles (set of 5) or size needed to obtain gauge • 3 stitch markers
26 sts and 38 rnds = 4 inches/
10cm in St st. To save time, take time to
Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from
LH to RH needle. Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert LH needle from front to back under strand between sts, knit into the back of the loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): Insert LH needle from back to front under strand between sts, knit into the front of the loop.
1x1 Rib (even number of sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around. Rep Rnd 1 for pat.
Yarn amounts are sufficient for 2 pairs
of mitts, 1 in each colorway. Right and left mitts are worked
Mitts Version 1
Cuff With A, cast on 40 (44, 48, 52), pm for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts. Join B. Using A for the knit sts and B for the purl sts, work 10 (10, 12, 12) rnds in 1x1 Rib. With A, knit 1 rnd. Cut A, leaving a 6-inch tail for weaving in. Lower Hand With B, knit 2 rnds. Join C and work 16-rnd striped slip-st
pat as follows: Rnd 1: With C, [k1, sl 1, k2] 3 (4,4, 5) times, k1, sl 1 (0,1, 0), k1 (0,1, 0), pm, k10, pm, k1, sl 1 (0,1, 0), k1 (0,1, 0), [k2, sl 1, k1] 3 (4,4, 5) times. Rnd 2: With C, knit. Rnd 3: With B, rep Rnd 1, slipping
markers. Rnd 4: With B, knit. Rnds 5–8: Rep Rnds 1–4. Rnd 9: With C, [k2, sl 1, k1] 3 (4,4, 5) times, k2 (1,2, 1), sl 1 (0,1, 0), sm, k10, sm, sl 1 (0,1, 0), k2 (1,2, 1), [k1, sl 1, k2] 3 (4,4, 5) times. Rnd 10: With C, knit. Rnd 11: With B, rep Rnd 9. Rnd 12: With B, knit. Rnds 13–16: Rep Rnds 9–12.
Shape Thumb Gusset Work sts outside markers in established striped slip-st pat and inc between gusset markers as follows: Inc rnd: Work in pat to marker, sm, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, sm, work in pat to end—12 gusset sts between markers. Knitting all sts between markers, rep Inc rnd [every 6 rnds] 4 (4, 5, 5) times, ending with Rnd 9 (9, 15, 15)—20 (20, 22, 22) gusset sts. Work 2 rnds even. Next rnd: Work in pat to marker, sm, k5, bind off 10 (10, 12, 12) sts, knit to marker, sm, work in pat to end. Upper Hand Work 4 rnds even, removing markers
on last rnd. Sizes X-Small & Small Only Cut B, leaving a 6-inch tail. All Sizes With C(C, B, B), knit 1 rnd. Sizes Medium & Large Only Cut B, leaving a 6-inch tail. All Sizes Join A and knit 1 rnd. Using A for the knit sts and C for the purl sts, work 10 (10, 12, 12) rnds in 1x1 Rib. Using A, loosely bind off all sts kwise.
Weave in all ends. Block to finished measurements.
Mitts Version 2
Work same as version 1, replacing C for A, A for B and B for C.