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Swerve Pattern


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Knitting: Swerve
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • increase
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

Much easier than it may look - this mitts pattern has a lot going on to keep a knitter interested: 2 different working directions, faux cables, and more... but with stitch markers to help keep track of everything, it's really not much harder than knitting with lots of increases and decreases, and will leave you with some classic but totally unique, fitted and comfy fingerless mitts!

The garter stitch cuff is worked flat, using a sideways edge cast-on to create stitches across the top of the cuff, which then become the hand cast-on stitches when joined around (this means no picking up stitches or seaming!). Step-by-step photos are included in the pdf to help out. Links to detailed photo tutorials for all techniques used (like a crochet provisional cast-on, 3-needle bind-off, decrease bind-off) are included as well.


9.5 sts per 2 inches (a bit less than 5 sts per inch) over stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small - wrist: 6 inches, 15cm; hand: 8 inches, 21cm. Medium - wrist: 7 inches, 18cm; hand: 9.5 inches, 24cm. Large - wrist: 8 inches, 20cm; hand: 11 inches, 28cm.


  • Heavy worsted weight yarn - for sizes Small[Medium, Large]: approximately 90[115, 135] yards, or 82[105, 124] meters
  • Size US 8 double pointed needles, or size to get gauge, or a long circular needle to work the magic loop method
  • Extra set of double pointed (or circular) needles, around 2 sizes smaller than main set
  • Crochet hook and scrap yarn for provisional cast-on

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers, different colors or types from each other

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Maker of things, doer of stuff! Designer of knit accessories... often for any gauge, always colorful!

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