Bartender's Choice by Thea Colman

Bartender's Choice

March 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
width = 8.25" around at arm, 7.75" at wrist and hand. length = 11.25"
This pattern is available for $6.50 USD buy it now

After spending some time in the Plucky Booth at VK live, I HAD to pair a few gorgeous skeins together for colorwork - really I did - and I thought mitts would be a great quick project.

Both the top and bottom of the mitt are worked in simple stockinette, and the stranded motif means you need to pay attention for just 27 rounds in the middle. I love this motif - the detailed ovals and diamonds together allow for a very cool color transition. Plus, most of the design is worked 2 colors at a time, with only a short portion in the middle that has all 3 in play.

You can absolutely adjust the length of the mitt, and I added a little shaping in the hand as well. Adjusting things in the stockinette portion is easy if you want to customize your fit.

These mitts are a great way to use up your partial skeins, or an excuse to purchase new ones and pair them together.

And I warn you, they are just a bit addictive. You can start your holiday gifts for 2014 now!