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Free Knitting Pattern: Witchy Hands

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Pattern #: L0609
Rating: ****3.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE:

Child (Adult)
Finished Circumference 7 (9) in. (18 (23) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for child size with changes for adult size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.



CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 25, 2010)

HAND
Sl first 4 (5) sts of index finger onto a double pointed needle, then sl first 4 (5) sts of middle finger onto same needle, and first 4 (5) sts of ring finger onto same needle. Sl rem 4 (5) sts of the same ring finger onto another double pointed needle, then sl rem 4 (5) sts of the middle finger, and the rem 4 (5) sts of the index finger onto same needle. Divide sts onto 3 double pointed needles.
Place marker for beg of rnd.

Fingers (make 10)
With B and 2 double pointed needles, cast on 4 2 sts. Knit the 4 2 sts. Do not turn work.


The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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This spooky project completes your Halloween witch costume! Featured in the October 2010 issue of YarnPlay, designed by Kim Hamlin.

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Witchy Hands

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GAUGE:

18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

 

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over even number of sts)

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:

1. Glove fingers are worked individually from the top down. Fingertips are worked as I-cord.
2. Completed fingers are joined, then Glove is worked in one piece.
3. Top down glove making allows you to try on the fingers and in progress Glove in order to determine the correct length.
4. Always slip markers as you come to them.


GLOVE (make 2)
Note:
Fingers are worked as I-cord - do not turn at the end of Rows 1-5 for Child size, Rows 1-8 for Adult size.
Fingers (make 10)
With B and 2 double pointed needles, cast on 2 sts. Knit the 2 sts. Do not turn work.
Rows 1 and 2: Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work. At end of row, do not turn.
Row 3: Slide sts to other end of needle. Kfb, k1, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work. At end of row, do not turn.
Row 4:Slide sts to other end of needle. K1, kfb, k1 - 4 sts at the end of this row. At end of row, do not turn.

 

Child Size ONLY
Row 5:
Slide sts to other end of needle. Kfb 4 times - 8 sts at the end of this row. At end of row, do not turn.
Row 6:Rep Row 1.

 

Adult Size ONLY
Row 5:
Slide sts to other end of needle. (K1, kfb) twice - 6 sts at the end of this row. At end of row, do not turn.
Row 6: Rep Row 1.
Row 7: Slide sts to other end of needle. *K1, kfb, kfb; rep from * once more - 10 sts at the end of this row. At end of row, do not turn.
Row 8:Rep Row 1.

 

BOTH SIZES
Note:
Beginning at this point, fingers are worked in the round.
Divide sts onto 3 double pointed needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
With B, k one rnd.
Change to A.
Work in St st in the rnd (k every rnd), working fingers to the following lengths (or desired lengths): Thumb, Index and Ring Fingers: 2 1/4 (3) in. (5.5 (7.5) cm)
Pinkie:
2 (2 1/2) in. (5 (6.5) cm)
Middle Finger:
2 1/2 (3 1/4) in. (6.5 (8.5) cm)
Sl sts from each completed finger to a holder or scrap yarn.

 

Note:Since fingers are close in size, you may wish to label each as you complete it.

 

HAND
Sl first 4 (5) sts of index finger onto a double pointed needle, then sl first 4 (5) sts of middle finger onto same needle, and first 4 (5) sts of ring finger onto same needle. Sl rem 4 (5) sts of the same ring finger onto another double pointed needle, then sl rem 4 (5) sts of the middle finger, and the rem 4 (5) sts of the index finger onto same needle. Divide sts onto 3 double pointed needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts - 24 (30) sts.
Knit one rnd, placing a marker for pinkie finger after 4th (5th) st of ring finger.
Knit 3 rnds.
Next Rnd: K to pinkie marker, remove marker, k8 (10) sts of pinkie finger, k to end of rnd - 32 (40) sts at the end of this rnd.
Work in St st worked in the rnd for 1 1/2 (2) in. (4 (5) cm).
Thumb
Next Rnd:
K8 (10) sts of thumb, place marker, k to end of rnd - 40 (50) sts at the end of this rnd
Thumb Gusset
Rnd 1:
Knit.
Rnd 2: Ssk, k to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sl marker, k to end of rnd - 38 (48) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds 3 more times - 32 (42) sts.
Work in St st worked in the rnd (without increasing or decreasing) for 1 (1 1/2) in. (2.5 (4) cm).
Cuff
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in the rnd for 2 (2 1/2) in. (5 (6.5) cm).
Bind off loosely.

 

FINISHING
Use yarn tails to weave any gaps between fingers together. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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Reviewed by Alexandra on 2013-08-24 *****
I haven't made this pattern yet but the shape of the fingers reminds me of the grinch. I just may have to make these for Christmas! (But all green, of course)


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