Friday, September 30, 2005

Going from knitting to Knitting...

So I've decided to try my hand at desiging a pattern. I hope it works, I'm a little worried about it.

I'm taking the Rib and Cable socks from the Fall 2005 IK, and making them into worsted-weight mittens, with a gusseted thumb. Yes, it's hard, thanks for asking :D

I just spent a long time working out how to make the pattern run evenly over the thumb and gusset, I've centered the thumb over one of the cables. I have it all written out, from bottom rib to where the decreases start at the top, and I haven't tried either that or the thumb yet. We'll see how it goes. I wanted a gusseted thumb instead of an afterthought thumb, although I may regret that decision because frankly, afterthoughts are much, much easier. Trust me on this one. Especially when you're trying to draft your own pattern. Oh well, I hope it goes well! If you're curious, this is what I have so far.


Patons Classic Merino
US 4 and 6 DPN

Sl 2 CNF: slip next two stitches to cable needle, hold to front
k2 CN: k2 off the cable needle

The | symbol denotes the marker placement, simply slip the marker when you come to it.

On size US 4, CO 40 st, join without twisting.
Knit in *k1, p1* ribbing for 3รข€�
Switch to US 6
Increase row: *k4, m1*

Start mitten

1: *Sl 2 CNF, k2, k2 CN, p2, k2, p2*
2: k4, p2, k2, p2, pm, m1, k4, m1, pm, p2, k2, p2,*k4, p2, k2, p2*
3: k4, p2, k2, p2|p1, k4, p1|p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
4: k4, p2, k2, p2|m1, p1, k4, p1, m1|p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
5: k4, p2, k2, p2|p2, k4, p2|p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
6: k4, p2, k2, p2|m1, p2, k4, p2, m1|p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
7: k4, p2, k2, p2|k1, p2, k4, p2, k1|p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
8: k4, p2, k2, p2|m1, k1, p2, k4, p2, k1, m1|p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
9: Sl 2 CNF, k2, k2CN, p2, k2, p2|k2, p2, sl 2 CNF, k2, k2CN, p2, k2|p2, k2, p2, *Sl 2 CNF, k2, k2 CN, p2, k2, p2*
10: k4, p2, k2, p2|m1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, m1|p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
11: k4, p2, k2, p2|p1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p1|p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
12: k4, p2, k2, p2|m1, p1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p1, m1pp2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
13: k4, p2, k2, p2|p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2|, slip stitches between markers onto stitch holder, p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
14: k4, p2, k2, p2, cast on 4, p2, k2, p2, *k4, p2, k2, p2*
15: *k4, p2, k2, p2*
16: *k4, p2, k2, p2*
17: *Sl 2 CNF, k2, k2 CN, p2, k2, p2*

Continue in pattern below until mitten reaches top of pinky.
Rows 1-7: *k4, p2, k2, p2*
Row 8: *Sl 2 CNF, k2, k2 CN, p2, k2, p2*

3 comments:

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Brenda said...

Good for you karlie. Although i think I will let you knit them first. if they work, let me know. HA HA. LOL

Anonymous said...

I am completely impressed. I may have to tackle a mitten just to keep up. Mind you I don't want to start easy because I have fallen in love with those Latvian mittens. I have knit two sweaters with snowflake patterns, do you think I can do it?

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