Cuibhrichte, meaning bound in Scottish Gaelic, is a stocking stitch mitt with a drop stitch braid which circles the mitt from wrist to index finger, binding you with a soft chain. With a simple elegance these mitts are a quick and easy knit and with six sizes they’ll fit everyone from teen to adult.
The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast on called the Estonian cast-on for the bottom of the glove, and the backward loop cast-on, the Drop Stitch Braid and Chain Stitch used to join the two chains at the wrist. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. These additional techniques are used: cables and picking up stitches.
142 (160, 172, 202, 220, 247)m / (155 (176, 188, 220, 240, 270) yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton 4ply (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 380 yds/100g) in Red Kite
2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs
5 stitch markers (per mitt)
1 removable stitch marker (per mitt)
3.5mm crochet hook
Yarn needle for sewing in ends
32 stitches and 44 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL) - 15 (16.5, 17.5, 19, 20, 21.5) cm or 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) inches
The mitts are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease.