Rinconada mitts

After tinkering and ripping and reknitting, I'm finally happy with all the details in the mitt; the slipped-stitch ridges in the garter cuff continuing over the stripes make me especially happy (as does the gusset. I like gussets, and particularly the way the slipped stitches curve around this one).


I'm writing up the pattern now, in two sizes. This is the smaller size: 6 1/2" around (my wrist is 6 1/2" and my hand is 7 1/2" inches - these are snug on me and I think they could fit a hand a bit larger and definitely smaller, too). The larger size will be 8" around - I'm making them for Jacob, whose wrists are 8" and hands are 10". I'll be reversing the colors for his mitts.


I hope to have the pattern available for a group of interested testers later on today (I think I'm all set for test-knitters now, thank you!)!

  • ms. mcgee 5y

    Ooooh, I'd test! I love love love the gusset, too! Fantastic pattern!
  • postcool 5y

    these are gorgeous! i'd be happy to test-knit.
  • Diana 5y

  • Lauren 5y

    ohhh M-H these are fantastic! Have you thought about making a full-on mitten version as well?
  • Scoutj 5y

    can I just have the mitts? :D
  • jujudo* 5y

    So lovely!
  • Mary-Heather 5y

    thanks everyone!

    I hadn't thought about it - mostly because I really have wanted fingerless mitts to wear while walking Charlie, so I've been focused on that and haven't thought about other hand-covery options. But hmmm, mittens could look really cool in this stitch pattern. I am planning on making a hat or headband/earcovery type thing, too, to go with.

    what colors do you like? :)
  • Lauren 5y

    oh a matching headwear thing sounds great!! I just asked about the mitten thing because I *never* wear fingerless mitts. I don't have any issue with them or anything- it's just that there's not really a time/place where they work for me. Regardless though, I love these and from the looks of them it wouldn't be hard to add a mitten top.
  • ysolda teague 5y

    Love the slipped stitch ribs detail!
  • Marnie MacLean 5y

    There is nothing about this picture I don't love. BTW, if you need/want anyone to look over the pattern for a sanity check., let me know. I'm not a tech editor but I'm a decent copy editor.
  • Kerri 5y

    so cute
  • Mary-Heather 5y

    <3 you're the best. Yes please. :)
  • Nonnahs* 5y

    So cute, MH! And, the mitts are lovely, too! ;)
  • Scoutj 5y

    oh stop! I was only sorta kidding! I do know how to knit....I just don't ever get around to it anymore!
  • Mary-Heather 5y

    so... you'd prefer a surprise?
  • Duff 5y

    I love thumb gussets. Just a random FYI for ya. I refuse to make mitts/gloves without them, even if I have to add them to the patterns myself.
  • Eunice 5y

    love 'em. this pattern would also look great on a skirt as well.
  • Miriam Felton 5y

    Yay pinstripes! You KNOW I love Pinstripes :D
  • Bertha Crowley 5y

    Oh!! These are fantastic!
  • Fran 5y

    So cool! I can't wait for the pattern!
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