Kaleidoscope {Fingerless Mitts}

Kaleidoscope {Fingerless Mitts}

Being a profound lover of honeybees, I have a fascination with honeycomb shapes, i.e. hexagons. Being a profound lover of yarn, I own a lot of similar weight yarns in a variety of colors. Being obsessed with vintage things, I have always loved the look of classic granny afghans with colorful centers that are a study in random-on-purpose. As I made hexagons just for the joy of it, and laid them out together, I saw they’d make a perfect shape for fingerless gloves. The great thing is, no matter how you combine colors so long as you edge them with a bold neutral, they will always look nice.

These are great for stashbusting leftovers, or using precious or special skeins of yarns in rather small put-ups (like tiny bits of handspun). Don’t have much stash to bust? Get together with your knitting pals to swap odds & ends, or unravel a thrifted colorwork sweater.

Pattern price is $7 for a PDF download.
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You Will Need:
• Fingering* weight yarn in at least three colors:
—28 (32, 36) yards (25.6, 29.3, 32.9 m) color A (center color)
— 50 (54, 58) yards (45.7, 49.4, 53 m) color B (inner border color)
—140 (164, 188) yards (128, 150, 172 m) color C (outer border & underside color)
Note: If many colors are desired (as shown), allot at least .88, 1, 1.13 yds (.8, .91, 1 m) for each center color, and 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 yards (1.46, 1.55, 1.65 m) for each inner border color.
• For size small, 2.25mm (US B) hook; for size medium, 2.75mm (US C) hook; for size large, 3.25mm (US D) hook; see “finished size” below to determine which hook to use
• metal yarn needle for weaving in ends, 2 safety-pin style stitch markers to aid with seaming

Skill Level: Advanced beginner (basic stitches, simple shaping & finishing)
Techniques: Start with magic ring, chain, slip, & double crochet stitches (US terminology; equivalent to UK treble crochet), whip stitch seam
Gauge: After blocking, measure the width of one hexagon from the center of one side to the center of the opposite side
• For size small, one hexagon = 1.5” (3.81 cm) wide
• For size medium, one hexagon = 1.75” (4.4 cm) wide
• For size large, one hexagon = 2” (5.1 cm) wide
Finished size:
Small, 3.13” (7.95 cm) wide at top, & 7” (17.8 cm) long
Medium, 3.63” (9.2 cm) wide at top, & 8” (20.3 cm) long
Large, 4.13” (10.5 cm) wide at top, & 9” (22.9 cm) long
(See schematic on page 4.)

* Some countries call this “4ply” weight.

4 Responses to Kaleidoscope {Fingerless Mitts}

  1. Cristina says:

    Hola, Me gustaria recibir información de como realizar estos mitones o guantes hexagonales. Gracias

    • bethanyh says:

      Hi Cristina,

      I am selling the crochet pattern for these mitts. To buy the pattern, you can click on the “buy now” link in the middle of this page to purchase the pattern over the internet with a credit card. You can also read instructions on how to buy this pattern from ravelry en Español here.

      Happy crocheting, and thank you for your interest in my pattern. :)

  2. Melissa says:

    I just love these! but just don’t have the time (or much knowledge) to make them myself – do you by chance sell them?? please email me:)

    • bethanyh says:

      Melissa: I don’t sell finished ones, YET! But that is something in the distant works. Will let you know if it becomes a reality. :)

      Thank you for your kind words about my mitts, I really appreciate them!

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