Anchor Handwarmer Knit & Crochet Pattern - PDF Pattern - Modern Handwarmers Gray Minimalist Marled Wool Winter Rib Crochet Knit Handmitts

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The Anchor mitts are worked using both knit and crochet techniques, combining stretchy knit fabric for the cuff and sturdy crochet fabric for the palm. Worked with beautiful marled wool, the effect is a unique texture designed to fit your hand for comfort and warmth. Starting at the bottom of the mitt, the cuff is knit in 2x2 ribbing, then bound off with a stretchy bind-off technique. Next, single crochets are worked along the edge of the cuff. The thumb is worked similarly to an afterthought thumb, by binding off stitches in the middle of the body, and picking them up afterwards. Finally, shaping is implemented in the top of the mitt for a comfortable fit.

All instructions are written in US standards and terms in both US (in) and metric (cm) units. There are five sizes available. Hand circumference: 5 ½-6 in/14-15 cm (6 ½-7 in/16.5-18 cm, 7 ½-8 in/19-20 cm, 8 ½-9 in/22-23 cm, 9 ½-10 in/24-25.5 cm).

Thank you to my amazing test knitters for testing this pattern!

About the Name: Anchor
My patterns are named after literature that has made an impact on me. This design is named after the short story “Histories of the Undead” by Kate Braverman. In it, the main character Erica blurs the lines between ideas in her mind and objects in reality. She fixates on what she perceives rather than what exists. She needs an anchor. After reading this story, I wrote a poem titled “Anchor” in which I describe my experience of confusing the surreal with reality, especially in relation to my art. When I wrote this pattern, I had never seen knitting and crochet blended together into one piece. While it no doubt exists, it was a new concept to me. I enjoyed bending the rules and playing with yarn in a way that suited me. I relied on intuition. In doing so, I found my own anchor in pattern design: trust. As artists, we often scrap ideas out of fear they’re bad. Anchor forced me to trust that I have the intuition to know when an idea is good, and the skill set to execute it. I hope you enjoy this pattern, and that it is a reminder to trust yourself in your own pursuits.

Suggested yarn: Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted
Gauge: 22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in 2x2 ribbing
Needle size: US 6 - 4.0 mm
Hook size: 5.0 mm (H)
Yardage: 85 - 160 yards (78 - 146 m)
Sizes available: XS (S, M, L, XL)
Materials: Stitch marker, notions, scissors

*Five sizes
*Helpful photos
*Seven page PDF
*Great for beginners wanting a challenge


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