My friend and I had travelled to South Korea as part of work, about 15 years ago. It was the first time we had been abroad and being from a tropical place, we had no idea about how to cope with the cold weather. The gloveless hands and unprotected feet must have raised many a curious glance. We did learn about these things and moved on but this first time remains a memory.
It was in the city of Suwon where I purchased my first ever woolen mittens and socks and hat. And it is where I explored yarn shops and discovered circular knitting needles. 🙂
SUWON MITTS are fingerless mitts featuring cable-like crochet stitches. Crochet patterns generally use post-stitches like fpdc and bpdc to mimic knitted cables. This pattern just plays around with hdc and sl st to create simple knit-like cables.
Isaac Mizrahi Craft Premier DK weight yarn, about 200m (225 yards).
Estimated Finished Size
8” length X 7.5” circumference
5 hdc per inch
Please see our standard abbreviations.
Hdc – half double crochet
Blo – back loop only
Make the sl st rows fairly loose, so that it is easy to work the subsequent row.
Hand circumference adjustment
Repeat Rows 10-11 to increase by half an inch. Repeat Rows 10-13 for 1 inch increase.
Hand length adjustment
Starting Ch Count = Multiple of 5 + 2.
Add/subtract 5 ch to starting ch for 1 inch increase/decrease.
Thumbhole can be easily positioned into any 5 ch repeat.
Row 1 (WS): Hdc into third ch from hook, hdc into each ch across, ch 2, turn. (40 hdc)
Row 2 (RS): Hdc through blo of each hdc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sl st through third loop of each hdc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 4: Hdc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 5: [4 hdc through third loop, sl st through all 3 loops of next hdc] 2 times, ch 4, sk 4 ch, sl st through all 3 loops of next hdc, [4 hdc through third loop, sl st through all 3 loops of next hdc] 5 times, ch 2, turn.
Row 6: 25 hdc through blo, 4 hdc in 4 ch space, hdc through blo across, ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sl st through third loop of each hdc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 8: Hdc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 9: Hdc through third loop of each hdc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 10: Sl st through blo of each hdc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 11: Hdc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 12: [4 hdc through blo, sl st through all 3 loops of next hdc] 8 times, ch 2, turn.
Row 13: [4 hdc through third loop, 1 hdc through blo] 8 times, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Rows 10-13 4 more times. See note above about how to adjust the width.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Fold the work in half, lengthwise with the right side turned in. Thread a tapestry needle through the yarn tail and whip stitch the long edges together.
About the Designer: Kavitha Raman
Kavitha Raman used to be Wireless Systems Specialist is now a SAHM to two kids. Knitting/Crochet has been a 10 year old hobby for her. She crafts for family, gifting and sometimes for commission. Designing and writing patterns is a fairly new path, where she hopes to explore and discover more in this amazing world of fibers.
She blogs at https://craftdoodling.wordpress.com/