Wreckhouse is an area of Newfoundland named for its extreme winds. While the Newfoundland Railway was still in operation, the winds would occasionally blow railway cars off the tracks, and to this day transport trucks are still blown off the road from time to time.
The Wreckhouse mitts are knit in thick, dense Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, making them a stylish but also truly functional winter accessory. The honeycomb pockets trap warm air, creating an effective barrier against the briskest of winter winds. With options for both fingerless mitts and full mittens, this versatile pattern is great for all seasons.
Child [Woman’s M, Man’s M] to fit 16.5 [19, 21.5] cm/6.5 [7.5, 8.5]” hand circumference (measured at knuckles)
12.5 [15, 17.5] cm/5 [6, 7]” hand circumference (measured at knuckles), height is adjustable
Honeycomb Brioche Stitch is a relatively stretchy stitch pattern. Choose a size with a finished hand circumference approximately 4 cm/1.5” smaller than the wearer’s actual hand circumference. Sample is size Woman’s M modelled on a 19 cm/7.5” hand.
16 stitches & 24 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, after light wet blocking, on larger needles
Worsted weight yarn* in the following approximate amounts:
Fingerless Mitts: 90 [100, 110] metres/100 [110, 120] yards
Full Mittens: 125 [145, 160] metres/135 [160, 175] yards
*Shown in Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 201 m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour Rainier Heather (9454).
One set 4.5 mm/US 7 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge in Honeycomb Brioche Stitch)
One set 3.75 mm/US 5 needles* (or two sizes smaller than needed for gauge)
*Either one set of DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.
Additional Tools and Notions
Stitch markers (3, including one in a unique colour to mark the BOR), tapestry needle
These mittens are knit in the round, beginning with a Brioche Stitch cuff. The rest of the mitt is worked in Honeycomb Brioche Stitch. Thumb gussets in Brioche Stitch ensure a great fit, and a purl stitch faux side seam eliminates the jog that occurs when knitting Honeycomb Brioche Stitch in the round.
Honeycomb Brioche Stitch is a relatively stretchy stitch pattern. As a result, these mittens are worn with more negative ease than most. Be sure to select a size based on the sizing information given.
Honeycomb Brioche Stitch pattern is written only (no charts).
Price: $7.00 CAD/$5.50 USD
The Wreckhouse collection is available as a Ravelry eBook! This means:
- You can get all four patterns at 25% off by purchasing the Ravelry eBook (no expiry!)
- If you’ve already purchased any of the Wreckhouse patterns on Ravelry, put the 25% off eBook in your Ravelry cart and your past purchase amount will be discounted from the price at checkout (also no expiry!)
Please note that I do not currently have a way to offer this promotion off-Ravelry. If you do not use Ravelry for any reason, please send me an email (allison AT kniterations DOT ca) and I will work something out for you.