Procella hat and fingerless mitts - hand knitting pattern
Inspired by a swirling and twisting lace pattern, this slouchy hat and fingerless mitts combination begins with a garter stitch band/cuff worked flat holding two strands of yarn together, providing a sturdy structure for the lightweight lace which is worked with a single strand. The lace pattern is worked in the round and results in a spiral of lace around each piece. Both right and left slanting stitch patterns are included for those who wish to make mitts that are mirror images of each other.
Skills required: basic knitting skills, knitting in the round, knitting with Magic Loop/double-pointed needles/two circular needles (your choice), yarn overs, k2tog and ssk decs, working from simple lace chart or written instructions, sewing on buttons
Hat To fit head circumference 19 (21, 22, 23)" [48.5 (53.5, 56, 58.5) cm]
Mitts Finished hand circumference 6 1⁄4 (6 3⁄4, 7 1⁄2, 8 1⁄4)" [16 (17, 19, 21) cm]; intended to fit with about 10% negative ease – choose a finished size about 1⁄2-3⁄4" (1-1.5 cm) smaller than your hand.
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Multiple adult sizes
- Intermediate skill level
Materials you need at home:
- 2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Amethyst; 425 yd (388 m) per 4 oz (115 g) skein; 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon
- 3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle, 16" (40 cm) long
- 3.25 mm (US 3) needle(s) for small circumference in the round one long or two short circular or dpns
- 3.5 mm (US 4) needles
- 2.5 mm (US 1 1⁄2) needle(s) for small circumference in the round one long or two short circular needles or dpns
- 2 locking stitch markers
- 6 buttons 5/8" (1.5 cm)
A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques and clear instructions—developed from years of teaching and pattern writing experience—ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, and Amirisu, as well as in her website (holli yeoh.com) and in her book Tempest, published in collaboration with SweetGeorgia Yarns.