Meet the latest member of the Stained Glass Bubble family:
These colorful mittens, each wearable on either hand, are knit in the round cuff-to-tip and feature a doubled cuff for extra warmth and stretch. Like the other SGB patterns, the easy bubble stitch combines the look of two-color knitting with the ease and speed of only knitting one color per round.
The pattern is written for a range of sizes from child to adult.
Notes for knitting a fingerless version are included.
This pattern is best suited for intermediate or ambitious advanced beginner knitters.
The pattern is seven pages. The stitch pattern is written out (there are no charts) and the pattern includes links to on-line video and photo tutorials for certain techniques.
Yarns pictured are Noro Kureyon Sock and Louet Gems Super Fine fingering weight, 1 skein of each, both 14 wpi. Another variegated yarn could be used in place of the Kureyon, although it may not give the same finished look. Or pick your two favorite colors and go solid!
Gauge: 30 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in bubble stitch
Suggested needles: US 1/1.5 (2.5mm)
Sizes: Child S[Child M, Child L/Adult S, Adult M, Adult L]
At the above gauge,
~Length: 5.5 [6, 7, 7.5, 8] inches excluding cuff (or to desired length).
~Width: 3 [3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4] inches (unstretched; measured above thumb & below fingers; multiplyby two for circumference).
~Cuff & hand length are adjustable.
The pattern sells for $6 US. If you are in Portland, Oregon you can pick up a paper version at Twisted on NE Broadway. Or, from the comfort of your own home, you can purchase the PDF either through Ravelry (search for "Stained Glass Bubble" or see my profile under sunnydayknitter) or here:
(Note: clicking the button above will take you to Ravelry's Paypal site. Ravelry will delivery the PDF to your email address. If you have any problems, please let me know! And I'd love to see photos of any Stained Glass Bubble Mittens, in progress or finished--please share!)
Huge thanks to my test knitters from the Free Pattern Testers group on Ravelry and to Stephannie Tallent (StephCat on RavelryTM) for tech editing the pattern. Many thanks to Vivian Aubrey for her gorgeous photographs, all pictured here.