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Alpenhorn Pattern


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Knitting: Alpenhorn
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, k2tog, ssk, twisted stitches, provisional cast on, picking up sts

Pattern Description:

Based on old twisted stitch motifs from Austria, these fingerless mitts are a combination of tulips and staggered chains of windows. Mitts are worked in the round from the cuff toward the fingers, widening for a thumb gusset, then brought back together at the fingers. Gusset sts worked in rib to finish before finishing. Coordinates with Edelweiss socks.

Model: Posh Yarn Elinor, 100% merino, 400 yards (366 meters) in 100 grams.

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.


8 sts in stockinette and 11 sts in st pattern (relaxed) to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in the round.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size: 6 [7, 8.25] in; 15 [18, 21] cm.


  • Yarn: Fingering weight, 175 [200, 225] yards.
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm), or size for gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers and smooth waste yarn in contrasting color to hold thumb stitches..

About Designer

About Designer

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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of my life when I don't have *something* on the go feel empty, and without form.

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