Project: Dalek Mittens

Ok, I am addicted to Doctor Who, so when the last Iron Craft challenge directed us to make something starting with the letter “D” I decided to design Dalek mittens.
Dalek Mittens
You can see the daleks on which I based the patterns and colors of mine on my Iron Craft post.

It is impossible to get the exact look of a dalek and still have it be mitten shaped, but I think I got close enough. Then there are the “arms” and “eye” that stick out from a dalek. I didn’t want all sorts of stuff dangling from the mittens, so the thumb stands in for the arms and the eye in embroidered on like you are looking straight at it.
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Since I based this on an older dalek, it has knobs on either side of its head instead of more cylindrical lights. These were a little tricky, but I ended up making four large French knots in a circle and then covered them in straight stitched to form knobs.
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You can really make these your own by changing up the colors and playing with how you do the extra bits.

Dalek Mittens

Download the Dalek Mittens Pattern with chart or just the Dalek Mittens Chart .

Size: Women’s Small/Medium 7.25 inches wide and 7.25 inches long with a 2 inch cuff
(If you want a larger mitten knit at a bigger gauge, 9 stitches and 11 rows per inch will give you a mitten that is 8 inches wide and 8 inches long.)

Supplies:
• Fingering yarn in light grey (35g/161yds), dark grey (7g/33yds), bright blue (8g/37yds) and black (10g/48yds). I used Knit Picks Palette in Silver, Ash, Cyan and Black. All amounts are approximate.
• Four size 1 US double-pointed needles (or size needed to get gauge)
• Scrap fingering yarn
• Tapestry needle
• Stitch marker (I use 1 but you may want 3)

Gauge: 10 stitch and 12 rows per inch worked in stockinette. It is important to get gauge to get the stated size.

I made these really fast, one week from design to finish, since I was on a deadline. When I finished the first one I though maybe they would be a little better if the bottom with the blue circles went up higher. So, I actually created a chart for that. I didn’t write the pattern up or knit it. (It is the same as the pattern for the other chart except the purls and knits are different on the bottom section.) I’m not sure if it is better, I’m torn, but I thought I’d share it incase anyone else was interested in another option for these. Download the Dalek Mittens Chart II.

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