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Bonn, Germany

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I'm Melanie and in my real life I'm an IT specialist, mother of three and a semi-successful housewife.
In my secret second life I design knitwear.

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Au Contraire

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Au Contraire
Au Contraire

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

As I'm very much into fingerless mitts currently (maybe you've already noticed) here's another pair - eye-catching and just a little bit romantic.

Au Contraire mitts are knitted in rounds and have a flower motif on the back which is applied using duplicate stitch. However, if you prefer you can decide to work the motif while knitting, too. Color charts are included in the pattern.

Au Contraire mitts are worked bottom-up in the round and are an easy to work and quick, little project, well suited for advanced beginners.

Techniques used are knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, M1L and M1R.


16 sts and 20 rows = 2 x 2 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32cm long


  • 3.5mm (US 4) double pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

260 meters of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Zitron Lifestsyle


braun and beige