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Motley Mitts

Aug 5, 2008
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Designer: Lisa Shroyer
Published: July 26, 2008

Skill Level: Intermediate Intermediate

A chunky two-ply with very short color runs is worked in rows in stockinette. The fabric is shaped into a subtle hourglass with short-rows. This hourglass folds over the hand and wrist and is seamed up one side, creating a tailored fit. The short-rows are very basic and easy to follow in this pattern—a good project for practicing this shaping technique.

Finished Size: 7½" hand circumference and 9 ¼" long.

Yarn: Sheep Shop Yarn Sheep Number Two (100% wool; 90 yd [82 m]/100 g): #G43 pink/blue/brown multi (MC) and #F70 blue-black (CC), 1 skein each.

Needles: Size 10 (6 mm): straight needles and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 13 sts and 19 rows = 4" in St st.

Skill Level: Intermediate

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Jessica@2 wrote
on Dec 9, 2008 7:58 AM
they are so beautiful and comfertable
Beads4Broads wrote
on Nov 19, 2008 2:22 PM
found the perfect mitts that mygirls want, we all saw this, so i just pulled out some handspun of mine- what a hoot it will be when they all see what's in thier stockings...thanks for the idea, warm hand as they do morn'n feed and chores,I'll need a pair next also.sounds good. merry christmas to all your homeplaces. andy of the double c
JDC wrote
on Sep 12, 2008 3:36 PM

Is there a reason for knitting them on straight needles instead of in the round?  It's kind of cool having the stitches run the other way, but is that the only reason?

KaitlynA wrote
on Sep 5, 2008 6:43 PM

I work on the computer all day and last year my hands were ice cold all winter.  I knew I wanted to knit several different pairs of mitts to keep comfortable in the office this year.  I just finished these - they are wonderful!  Super easy and super fast to knit up.  I think all of my fellow office dwellers will receive these as Christmas gifts!  Next up, the Fresco Fair Isle Mitts from Fall 2008 IK...

NanB wrote
on Sep 3, 2008 1:46 PM

I have been searching the internet, all the knitting web sites I can find, videos, etc. to learn how to do MOSAIC  or SLIP STITCH knitting.  Reading the charts is different from reading "regular" chart.  

Barbara Walkekr's charts are still different from the other mosaic charts.  HELP please!!

BarbaraF@7 wrote
on Aug 20, 2008 11:45 AM

I am in the process of knitting these mitts, the first of what I hope is many times. I am knitting them for the daughter of a friend who wears this kind of fingerless gloves/mitts quite a bit and now needs a pair to match a new coat and cute scarf (that mom is knitting). I really am enjoying the short-row technique and especially the clarity of the directions which provide written instructions and clear graphics.


Barb F.

FrancesK@2 wrote
on Aug 18, 2008 11:28 AM

VERY cute pattern!  Oh yes, Christmas knitting might actually be finished on time this year!

QUESTION: Does anybody know the actual/approximate yardage of the mitts?  I have some small skeins of homespun I'd love to use up.

:-) Frances

sharon@4 wrote
on Aug 17, 2008 3:59 AM

Its very cold in the mornings here Imade the mitts and were them allthe time I love that I can do so much with them on

SharonM@2 wrote
on Aug 16, 2008 10:23 PM

Hi, I made the mitts just yesterday and they were too big when I followed the pattern repeating the 14 rows 3 times plus thru row 11. I knitted one mitt paying closer attention to the width and it was perfect repeating the 14 rows 2 times plus thru row 11. I wonder if there is a mistake in the pattern.

Besides this, I love the way the pattern is written. Thank you.

DENAM wrote
on Aug 15, 2008 11:17 AM

I have knitted the mitts, just need to sew them together.  Easy pattern.

JenniferP@2 wrote
on Aug 14, 2008 3:17 PM

I made mine the day the pattern became available......they were so comfy that I fell asleep with them on!

DebbieC wrote
on Aug 11, 2008 7:55 AM

The mitts are very cute. Once you download the pattern the picture on the second page makes the mitts easy to see.


poezemadam wrote
on Aug 10, 2008 4:21 AM

iI never knitted mittens befor, i 'm gone give it a try now, love the colors


MsMerricat wrote
on Aug 9, 2008 6:53 AM

I love MITTS! The yarn is lovely too. Has anyone thought of felting them? I would think they would be a great beginner's project.

BTW I am with JoyZ  and ElaineJ on the picture size. It is very hard to "see" the pictures without downloading the PDF first.



AidaH wrote
on Aug 9, 2008 6:11 AM

So cute!  Very en-mode! Will make for the teen nieces as X-mas gifts. How can pattern be adjusted to make in a stretchy yarn, such as a sock yarn?

ElaineJ wrote
on Aug 8, 2008 9:21 PM

Sure wish I could SEE  the Motley Mitts.  The picture really doesn't tell the story.  Would you do a few more photos and post them??  Thanks.  Elaine

BrandyG wrote
on Aug 8, 2008 8:56 PM

...I see Christmas... my sweet daughter, otha-daughta, and daughter-of-love opening their presents.. I hear squeals of delight... life is good.

Zaz wrote
on Aug 8, 2008 5:09 PM


i always have to "open" the PDF the first time, check if i like the photo to decide if i want to save the document.

i never can see well, too bad. are you considering making the photos visible?

thank you

NoelineS wrote
on Aug 8, 2008 3:45 PM

Thank you for this great pattern, I am keen to get started on them.I will be able to wear them and still do my knitting . LOL.

on Aug 8, 2008 3:00 PM

very cute i will try to make this for my daugther  ... love your web letter and your magazine