Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chimera Fingerless Mitts Pattern

Chimera: A fanciful mental illusion or fabrication.

 The Chimera Fingerless Mitts Pattern

Test knitting was done, pattern corrected and now it's making it's debut!
I'm very excited to be able to offer this one.  It was a long time in the making and I loved every second of the design process.  It's got a little something for everyone, including cables, lace and a different pattern for both the top of the mitt and the palm. 

Top of the Mitt

The Palm of the mitt was designed with a horizontal garter stitch pattern.  This keeps the palm of the mitt snug, but very stretchy and allows for a comfortable fit for multiple sizes of hands.

Palm of the Mitt

Pattern Specs:

Needle Size:  US size 6
Needle Type:  dpns, two circs, or magic loop
Yarn:  Any worsted weight
Yardage:  Approx. 177 yards
Size: One size fits most
Gauge: 6 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch 

The Chimera Fingerless Mitts look difficult, but are really simple.  If you love cables and lace, this is the pattern for you.