Monday, March 15, 2010

Nein Mitts

"Wait, wh--!" Aaron was dragged by the sleeve to a huge clearing...his eyes moving up a gigantic, scaled creature. The skin was a grey-green, like the color of the moss that hung on the low tree branches, yet still glimmered like smoked gemstones in the torchlight...with a long-snouted head and long, slender ears...and each of the five toes on each foot ended in a black claw. Two gigantic scaled wings rested gently against his back... "Tell the great Eltanin that her faithful servant Nein has arrived."

You Need:
Seven DPNs size 6, or whatever else works for you
Two small balls of DK weight yarn, one for each color
A small crochet hook or tapestry needle


In black, CO 40 stitches, divide evenly on DPNs
Work 1x1 ribbing for 8 rounds


Stripe 1: Begin knitting with green, wrapping the tail around the black strand and back over the green, then weave in as you go. Continue in stockinette for 8 rounds, alternating the black(stitch in front, stitch in back) to carry it along the back.

Stripe 2: Knit in black for 4 rounds, carrying the green on the WS of the glove. M1 in black, knit around. Knit around to the stitch you made, M1 on either side. Continue the alternation of the increase rounds until you have 8 rounds in black.

Stripe 3: Knit 8 rounds in green, remembering to alternate the increase rounds for the gusset, and to carry the unused yarn at the back.

Stripe 4: Continue in the same manner for 5 rounds. Put the gusset stitches on 2 DPNs, join the body of the glove and knit 3 more rounds.

Stripe 5: Knit 5 rows, then 3 rows of 1x1 ribbing, bind off loosely. Weave in the end.


The gusset should have 17 stitches. Slip the middle yarn from the join onto one of the needles. Slip 3 stitches from each needle onto a third DPN. Work 3 rounds of 1x1 ribbing. Bind off loosely with a long tail. Weave the tail loosely back through the inside of the thumb and use it to sew up the gusset hole. Knot and pull to the inside.

Repeat for second glove.

Let me know if you make it. I'd love to see.


  1. Do you have to do striped?

  2. Nope. All you'd need to do is make sure the row numbers are the same, because here I've divided each step into stripes.

  3. Posting mine on Rav later today (FatesLady). I used 5s because I didn't have 6s, and the gloves still came out large on me, so I will give them to my husband. Thanks for the pattern.

  4. I have beautiful angora wool any suggestions how I could customise this pattern using angora please?