Sunday, November 4, 2012

Emma's Tardis Mitts

Not to get all sentimental on ya'll, but this is my 50th post! Wooooo! Something special is occuring. I made these Dr. Who Tardis mitts for my boyfriend's lovely and talented daughter, Emma, who is a super fan of the show. I wasn't wild about any of the patterns that already existed for Tardis mitts because many of them lacked a thumb gusset, so I made my own pattern!


Any 3 skeins of a DK or light worsted weight yarn in blue, black and white.
Mine use: Blue Primarily Speaking Merino Wool, Black Blue Sky Melange, and White Malabrigo Rios.
Size 4 DPN
Size 6 DPN
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

The yarn. 1/3 from stash.


PM: Place marker
K: Knit
P: Purl
M1: Make one stitch by knitting into the front and back of the stitch.

In blue and smaller (size 4) needles, cast-on 45 stitches using the long tail cast-on method. Place 15 stitches on each of three DPNs. Join in round, being careful not to twist sts.
Work for 2 inches in K2, P1 ribbing.
Round 1-4: Switch to larger needles (size 6). Continuing in blue, knit 4 rows in stockinette.
Round 5, 6: Holding 2 strands together if you are using sport weight Melange, K 2 rows in black
Round 7-8: Knit 2 rows in blue.

Round 9: Begin thumb gusset as follows...
  • Needle 1: K2, M1 by knitting in the front and back of the stitch, PM, K to end
  • Needle 2: Knit all.
  • Needle 3: K to 3 stitches to end, PM, M1, K2
Round 10: Knit all stitches.
Round 11: K to 1 stitch before marker, M1, K around to next marker, slide marker, M1, K to end.
Round 12: Knit all stitches.
REPEAT rounds 11 and 12 three more times so that you have a total of 55 stitches.
On the final repeat of round 4, knit to marker, remove marker, K2 and then cast off 12 stitches, K2, remove marker and continue knitting Round 19, being sure to pull the yarn tightly when you come around to join both sides. (42 stitches)
Round 19: Knit
Round 20: Knit in black.
Round 21-25: Work chart (see below) by K2, then beginning with the E. My version is K2 POLICE K5 BOX K6.
Round 26: Knit in black.
Round 27-29: Knit 3 rows in K2, P1 ribbing in blue.

Cast off!

*I used the chart for the letters from Sarah's rad pattern on her blog. CLICK HERE TO USE CHART.
I embroidered the windows on the top side of the gloves using a darning needle.

Emma proudly rocking her mitts!

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