On the Other Hand £4.25


The first joint MKAL by Sarah Alderson and Ann Kingstone

This MKAL was designed to stretch your creativity by giving you not one, but two options for each section of the fingerless mittens.  You may decide to make both mittens the same, or On The Other Hand you may decide to make them different.

Each section has one design by Sarah Alderson and one design by Ann Kingstone. They can be mixed and matched giving you twelve different mitten pattern options in total!

We will be holding hands with you throughout the MKAL with online video tutorials and advice on our blogs, Periscope, Twitter, Intstagram and Facebook groups. We would also love you to join us in our Ravelry group where we will have forum threads for each update, spoiler threads and a finished mitten thread as well as chat and prize giveaways. We love seeing your colour and yarn choices and sharing with you the fun of a MKAL.

Ravelry group: www.ravelry.com/groups/On-The-Other-Hand-MKAL


To fit palm circumference: 18 cm (7in), 20.5 cm (8in) and 23 cm (9in)

The finished slip stitch mittens measure 9 (10 : 11.5) cm / 3 1 ⁄ 2 (4 : 4 1 ⁄ 2)in wide minus the thumb gusset.

The finished stranded colourwork mittens measure 8.25 (9.5 : 10.75) cm / 3 1 ⁄ 4 (3 3 ⁄ 4 : 4 1 ⁄ 4)in wide minus the thumb gusset.

In both versions the finished length is 17 cm / 6 3 ⁄ 4in. 



4ply/fingering weight yarn.

MC: 75 (90, 100) m / 80 (100, 110) yards

CC: 60 (70, 80) m / 65 (75, 90) yards

Shown in:

Slip stitch mittens: Woolyknit 4ply classics: 100% merino wool, 183 m (200 yds) in 50g, colour ways (MC) navy and (CC) duck egg blue

Stranded mittens: King Cole Merino Blend 4 ply: 100% wool, 187 m (204 yds) in 50, colourways (MC) cranberry and (CC) aran


Needles & Notions:

3.25 mm needles for knitting small circumferences

3 stitch markers

Waste yarn for holding stitches

A cable needle


26 stitches and 30 rounds per 10cm/4in in plain stocking stitch/stockinette, measured after blocking.

32 sts and 36 rounds per 10cm/4in in corrugated rib and stranded colourwork pattern, measured after blocking.

28 sts and 42 rounds per 10cm/4in in slip stitch pattern, measured after blocking.


Skills required:

Cast on and cast off

Knitting in the round


Stranded colour work

Slip stitches


Following charts


Pattern information:

Originally published Feb 2016.

Current version: On_The_Other_Hand.pdf

PDF file size: 1.8MB

Photography: Sarah Alderson

Models: Julia Stephenson-Clegg and Sarah Alderson


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