Thursday, December 08, 2005

Ice Scraper Mitts


Two years ago I designed these mitts to put over ice scrapers for Christmas gifts. the ones for the men are plain stockinette with stripes and the ones for the women have a fun fur cuff. They were very well received. Here is the original post to the knitlist followed by the pattern.


----- Original Message -----
To:
knitlist@yahoogroups.com
Sent:
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 3:09 PM
Subject: Knitted Ice Scraper Mitt - Gift
Pattern
I came up with this idea to go along with hats I'm making for
Christmas gifts. It fits around a purchased ice scraper to keep your hand warm
when scraping the car windows. I had sewed some out of fleecy fur
several years ago and decided to try to design the knit version. The first
version is more appropriate for a man's gift and the second for a woman since it
has a fur cuff.

This makes a very inexpensive gift. I purchased the
ice scapers at a Speedway gas station for 99 cents ( Mallory brand). I
used Red Heart Supersaver for the men's version and a combination of Lion Brand
Fun Fur and Red Heart Supersaver for the women's.

Knitted Ice Scraper Mitt

Men's Version- Striped:

Materials:
About 4 oz. knitting worsted - main color (A)
About 1 oz. knitting worsted - contrast color (B)
Purchased ice scraper
4 needles size 10-1/2 or 11

Gauge: 8 sts = 3 inches with 3 strands held together throughout

Note: Mitt is worked with 3 strands yarn held together throughout.

In color A, cast on 30 sts, dividing 10 sts on each of 3 needles. Join in round.
Rows 1-5: *K1, P1, repeat from * around.
Rows 6-10: K around.
Rows 11-13: Change to color B and K around.
Rows 14-15: Change to color A and K around.
Rows 16-18: Change to color B and K around.
Rows 19-28: Change to color A and K around.
Rearrange sts on needles so that 1st needle has 15 sts, second 8 sts, and third 7 sts.
Row 29: 1st needle: K1, S1K, K1, PSSO, K9, K2tog, K1.
2nd needle: K1, SK1, K1, PSSO, K5
3rd needle: K4, K2tog, K1
Row 30: 1st needle: K1, S1K, K1, PSSO, K7, K2tog, K1.
2nd needle: K1, SK1, K1, PSSO, K4
3rd needle: K3, K2tog, K1
Row 31: 1st needle: K1, S1K, K1, PSSO, K5, K2tog, K1.
2nd needle: K1, SK1, K1, PSSO, K3
3rd needle: K2, K2tog, K1
Row 32: 1st needle: K1, S1K, K1, PSSO, K3, K2tog, K1.
2nd needle: K1, SK1, K1, PSSO, K2
3rd needle: K1, K2tog, K1
Row 33: Cast off all stitches in K.
Slip ice scraper into hole. Work in ends.

Women's version with Fun Fur cuff

Materials:
About 4 oz. knitting worsted (Color A)
About 1 oz. Fun Fur (Color B)
About 1 oz knitting worsted same color as Fun Fur (Color B)
Purchased ice scraper
4 needles size 10-1/2 or 11

Gauge: 8 sts = 3 inches with 3 strands held together throughout

Note: Mitt is worked with 3 strands yarn held together throughout.

With 2 strands Fun Fur (Color B) held together with 1 strand matching worsted (Color B), cast on 30 sts, dividing 10 sts on each of 3 needles. Join in round.
Rows 1-5: *K1, P1, repeat from * around.
Rows 6-28: Change to Color A and K around.
Rearrange sts on needles so that 1st needle has 15 sts, second 8 sts, and third 7 sts.
Row 29: 1st needle: K1, S1K, K1, PSSO, K9, K2tog, K1.
2nd needle: K1, SK1, K1, PSSO, K5
3rd needle: K4, K2tog, K1
Row 30: 1st needle: K1, S1K, K1, PSSO, K7, K2tog, K1.
2nd needle: K1, SK1, K1, PSSO, K4
3rd needle: K3, K2tog, K1
Row 31: 1st needle: K1, S1K, K1, PSSO, K5, K2tog, K1.
2nd needle: K1, SK1, K1, PSSO, K3
3rd needle: K2, K2tog, K1
Row 32: 1st needle: K1, S1K, K1, PSSO, K3, K2tog, K1.
2nd needle: K1, SK1, K1, PSSO, K2
3rd needle: K1, K2tog, K1
Row 33: Cast off all stitches in K.
Slip ice scraper into hole. Work in ends.

Note: I made a red mitt with a white fur cuff and a royal blue mitt with a matching royal blue cuff. Both turned out very nice.

Copyright 2003, Mari Loosen
This pattern is for individual use only and may be shared freely between knitters but this notice must be retained on any copies. It may not be reprinted in any commercial publication or used on any web site without written permission from the author. Copies of the pattern may not be sold without written permission.
E-mail:
sloosen1@wi.rr.com

4 comments:

Mona said...

Mari, what a fantastic gift suggestion! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Mona in Boston

Elizabeth said...

What a great pattern - thanks so much for sharing! :)

Laura said...

Thank you for the pattern! I made 4 of them for Christmas gifts and plan to make myself one! I posted a link to your pattern on my blog, too..hope that's ok.

myswendy said...

I love this pattern! And it's so WARM!!!!!! Thank you so much. I plan to make several! :D