Big winds and waves have transformed the Irish Brandon Bay into one of Europe’s premier kitesurfing destinations. Stradbally is one of the towns at the bay.
Inspired by the place, these mitts are rustic and soft at the same time. They’re worked in half fisherman’s rib with the thick plain-knitted ribs giving way to one wave.
The mitts are worked bottom-up. Starting with a provisional tubular cast-on and (k1, p1) ribbing, the stitch pattern switches to half fisherman’s rib with a relief formed by cabling.
The pattern showcases not only semi-solids, but also variegated one-of-a-kind yarns.
Matching hat: Stradbally
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The Fibre Co. Arranmore light (80% wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere), 300 m / 328 yds per 100 g (DK weight)
• 1 x 100 g skein in Narin Beach
38 g / 114 m / 124 yards used for the sample
4.0 mm / US # 6 circular needle, or DPNs if you prefer
4.5 mm / US # 7 circular needle, or DPNs if you prefer, or size to obtain gauge
stitch holder or waste yarn
optional: cable needle
20 sts x 46 rows = 10 cm / 4” in half fisherman‘s rib with thicker needles (after washing and drying)
hand circumference: S (M, L) / 16.5 (19, 21.5) cm / 6.5 (7.5, 8.5)”
hand circumference: 15 (17, 19) cm / 5.9 (6.7, 7.5)”
length: 20 (21, 22) cm
Shown in size M on a 18 cm / 7” hand circumference, with 2 cm longer ribbing than indicated.
knit and purl stitches, increases and decreases, cables (see also tutorial under helpful links), half fisherman’s rib (see also tutorial under helpful links), special cast-on (see also tutorial under helpful links), special bind-off (see also tutorial under helpful links)
Provisional tubular cast-on
Half fisherman‘s rib
Cabling without a cable needle