The pattern for Psychic Hearts is now available! The best part? It's only $3 for the rest of the summer! So if you're crazy enough to want to get a jump on winter and knit mittens in the heat (like me,) well, here you go.
Named for the Thurston Moore song of the same name, these cute colourwork mittens are a perfect introduction to the world of fine-gauge colourwork knitting. The pattern is easily memorized and worked, and is a great way to use up odd scraps of leftover fingering-yarn. Use two alternating colours or as many as you’d like to make these mittens your own!
NOTE: The pattern also includes instructions for making these as fingerless mittens.
Get it here, on Etsy or here, on Ravelry.
Here are some other things you might like to know about Psychic Hearts:
Size: Women’s Medium (or any hand that is 8” in circumference.)
Gauge: 9 stitches = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in Stockinette st.
Yarn: One ball of Knit Picks’ Palette (231yd / 50g) in each of the following colours: Doe (Main Colour -- MC,) and the following Contrast Colours (partial balls may be used since relatively little of each is required): Raspberry Heather (CA,) Masala (CB,) Bark (CD,) Golden Heather (CE,) and Tidepool Heather (CF.) Alternately, any other fingering yarn in these colours or colours of your choice may be used. A 15” piece of waste yarn of the same weight in a contrasting colour to hold the thumb stitches is also required.
Needles: One set of five (5) double pointed needles in US 1 (2.25 mm) or size necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions: A stitch marker to mark beginning of round (optional,) and a sewing needle to weave in ends.
Skills Needed: Knitting in the round, stranded knitting and chart reading.