Sword of Gryffindor Mitts

Jul 31, 2013
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Elizabeth Cherry

FINISHED SIZE 6¼ (7, 7¾ )" hand circumference and 11¾ " long. Shown in size 6¼ ".

YARN The Fibre Company Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% cashmere, 10% camel; 159 yd [145 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #691 abalone, 1 (2, 2) skeins. Yarn distibuted by Kelbourne Woolens.

NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight and set of double pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); tapestry needle; twelve ½ " buttons.

GAUGE 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st.

 


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alskelton45 wrote
on Jan 20, 2014 9:51 PM

I am confused on the button hole rows. Do I start right away? Do I do the P2... part? New and still learning :) Any help would be much appreciated

Scjthomas wrote
on Nov 21, 2013 6:17 PM

Finally finished!

partiro1964 wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 7:41 PM

Thankyou very much scj i am about to try that.

 

Scjthomas wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 8:32 PM

Okay... Got past the placket and an in home stretch for right mitt being done!  Placket : using double pointed needles slip the stitches, half on one needle half on other ,take a third dpn(double pointed needle) and slip off the 3knit stitches at the end(on the left side of the piece) using a fourth dpn you can line up the first 3,and last 3 stitches (right side to right side) and knit them together. Good luck hope this helps

 

partiro1964 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 5:30 PM

I am so confused when hou get to the part about forming placket.  I cannot figure it out. Can anyone explain it clearer then the pattern words it.

on Oct 25, 2013 12:30 PM

Sorry, I think Im wrong about (p2, k2tog, yo, pm, lace, pm, knit to end of row), I dont think you're supposed do it every other time because that is the buttonhole row, but I haven't figured out the spacing yet so that's what I've been doing.

on Oct 25, 2013 12:23 PM

I'm fairly new at this too! I've figured out the arm part, but Im confused as to what it's asking when you start forming the placket.

 

Terry, the row you do after purling should still be 50 st. (k3, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1) = 12 st, then you (*yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1) 4 times for a total of 48 st, then k2 should give you 50 st. then you purl the wrong side and do this pattern 3 more times. I'm not sure about the first dec row for you though because it says you dec1 but end with 50 st, I would just try it and see how many st you end up with. 

Once you start the first buttonhole row, you are doing the exact same thing the rest of the way until the placket, Just adding the decreases where they say. On the RS you always (p2, k2tog, yo, pm, work lace chart over 9st, pm, knit to end) and on the WS you always (purl to m, slm, work lace chart over 9 st, sl m, p2, k2). After completing the arm part you should have done the lace chart 10 times. Rows 1 and 3 of the lace chart are always RS and 2 and 4 are always WS, and in each chunck of the pattern where it says work 6 or 7 rows even, that should be a total of 8 rows for that chunck and you should have done the chart twice. Just make sure you always have 9st in the lace and 4st on the short end and you should be good. My problem here would be if I accidentally yo twice or something, so make sure your yarn is always on the right side if you're purling or knitting and be careful especially on the k3tog and p3tog so you dont drop those st. 

Hope this helps!

 

on Oct 25, 2013 12:23 PM

I'm fairly new at this too! I've figured out the arm part, but Im confused as to what it's asking when you start forming the placket.

 

Terry, the row you do after purling should still be 50 st. (k3, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1) = 12 st, then you (*yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1) 4 times for a total of 48 st, then k2 should give you 50 st. then you purl the wrong side and do this pattern 3 more times. I'm not sure about the first dec row for you though because it says you dec1 but end with 50 st, I would just try it and see how many st you end up with. 

Once you start the first buttonhole row, you are doing the exact same thing the rest of the way until the placket, Just adding the decreases where they say. On the RS you always (p2, k2tog, yo, pm, work lace chart over 9st, pm, knit to end) and on the WS you always (purl to m, slm, work lace chart over 9 st, sl m, p2, k2). After completing the arm part you should have done the lace chart 10 times. Rows 1 and 3 of the lace chart are always RS and 2 and 4 are always WS, and in each chunck of the pattern where it says work 6 or 7 rows even, that should be a total of 8 rows for that chunck and you should have done the chart twice. Just make sure you always have 9st in the lace and 4st on the short end and you should be good. My problem here would be if I accidentally yo twice or something, so make sure your yarn is always on the right side if you're purling or knitting and be careful especially on the k3tog and p3tog so you dont drop those st. 

Hope this helps!

 

Scjthomas wrote
on Oct 14, 2013 10:07 AM

So sorry we are having the same problem! I really don't knit often with a graph pattern so figured I was doing it wrong. I'm making these for my daughter and I just keep markers in so I can follow the lace pattern ,adding stitches as I need to make the count work for where I am in pattern. I have ripped out twice and now just making it work for getting it done! 

 

Scjthomas wrote
on Oct 14, 2013 10:02 AM
on Sep 19, 2013 8:31 PM

I have tried this 3 times, we are huge Harry Potter fans and the numbers do not add up and my lace is not coming out as it should. I am to cast on 50 stitches, knit a row, ourl a row then do a row that has 49 stitches.Yet after I do 6 more rows of inconsistant knitting, I am lost. I do not like to rip out an hours of work, yet I have done it 3 times already. WHat am I missing??