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Hi folks! I'm Annie and I have been crafting since before I knew what "crafting" was. I took up knitting in 2002 on a whim when I found a pamphlet in a Michaels store. I've been hooked ever since. ...

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Kraken Knuckles

from Wattsolak Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kraken Knuckles
Kraken Knuckles
Kraken Knuckles
Kraken Knuckles
Kraken Knuckles
Kraken Knuckles

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • stranded colorwork

Pattern Description:

Warning: it is impossible to wear these gloves or mitts without feeling the need to wildly wiggle your fingers!

The background and palm-side consist of an easy to memorize four row repeat while the back shows off the kraken whose tentacles are your fingers! The fingerless version works best when the kraken color is close to your skin color, allowing the two to blend together. For this reason, I highly suggest Jamieson Shetland Spindrift or Knit Picks Palette, both of which come in an array of neutral tones.

The pattern includes four charts. There are separate left and right charts for two versions, one for light colored kraken and one for dark. There are also instructions for working a full glove or the fingerless version. Two different sizes use the same charts, the sizing determined by the needles and gauge. Lots of room for customization here!


Small size: 30 sts/ 34 rows = 4 inches in colorwork pattern
Large size: 28 sts/ 30 rows = 4 inches in colorwork pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small: 7" around the knuckles; Large: 7.5" around the knuckles


  • US size 1 and 2 needles for small, size 2 and 3 for large
  • 2 colors fingering weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • scrap yarn
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

208 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Palette


Mulberry and Sky (see gloves); Almond and Delta (see fingerless ones)

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