Friday, December 31, 2010

Lex

***Please see the erratum before starting the pattern.

Finally a pattern to share with you all! I knit these fingerless mitts for my brother. Initially, they were meant to be convertible mittens for my step dad but they ended up being too small. I started them the week my family was out here so my younger brother saw me making them. After I decided they were too small he asked if he could have them. How can  you say no to that when he's not wanted me to knit him anything before? =) My BF took all of the pictures and I love all of them, especially this one:


Lex is a pattern for fingerless mitts, with some cable detail. These were knit with guys in mind so this is great for a gift for any guy, but they'd be great for a quick knit with some leftover Mal for yourself or anything. Since these are fairly simple they'd look great in a range of yarns, kettle dyed, variegated, self striping, and solid. As long as it's soft enough for next to skin contact it would probably be great for these mitts! 


 The instructions are for a Women's L/Men's M. Since the ribbing is a 10 st repeat I'd suggest sizing with smaller needles, or a different yarn/needle combination. These are knit with Cascade 220 which I found to be a light worsted weight. For a Women's S you could probably use a DK weight, and for a Women's M I'd recommend going down a needle size. Upsizing should be easier as this is knit at a fairly sturdy gauge, just use a larger needle.


Pattern Specs:

Yarn: I used Cascade 220 Superwash, but any worsted should do
Needles: Size 5
Gauge: 5.5 sts per inch

Notions:
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn
Stitch markers
Cable needle (optional)

Get the Pattern: Ravel it! Not on Ravlery? Get it here.

***Erratum: You will need to decrease the 2 stitches you cast on after putting the thumb on waste yarn before starting the ribbing around the top.
More Pictures!







I hope you enjoy, and please don't hesitates to contact me if you have any trouble. =)

3 comments:

photoknitdog said...

Very nice mitts! I love the cable detail... still keeps it manly, but not as boring as just plain rib.

Ria said...

Love those mitts! The cabling in the rib is a nice decorative touch while keeping them simple looking.

Dee said...

Very handsome mitts! Don't you love when your knitting is appreciated!

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