Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Gondor inspired Mittens

Gondor has no mittens, Gondor needs no mittens but if you're going to take the Pass of Caradhras, you're going to want some knitwear. Behold, mittens inspired by the White Tree of Gondor.

The man who (or woman) can wield the power of these mittens can summon to him an army more deadly than any that walks this earth, possibly. I love making mittens like this because they're just rectangles so they're super easy and quick to make.

To make the mittens I used 3mm needles and DK wool, but the friend I made them for has huge hands so I would recommend using a smaller size of needle.

Mitten Pattern
CO 48sts in white
Row 1: K2 P2 rib
Change to navy blue
Row 2-21: K2P2 rib
Row 22: Knit
Row 23: Purl
Row 24-55: Working from chart continue in SS
Row 56: K2P2 rib
Row 57: K2P2 rib
Change to white
Row 58:  K2P2 rib
Cast off in rib
To make up simply sew down the side using mattress stitch and leaving a hole for the thumb. Weave in all the loose ends.

For the left mitten make sure with RS facing pattern is on the  right and the opposite for the other mitten. I have in the past finished two mittens only to discover they were both left handed.

Knitting Chart

Feel free to comment if you have any questions or suggestions.

Happy knitting.