Blur by Lee Meredith


June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
100 - 175 yards (91 - 160 m)
small{medium, large} women's hand sizes, with notes for any size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Use up leftover mini-balls of yarn for these simple, stretchy, ribbed fingerless mitts with stripes that blend and blur together!

  • make stripes blur together with easy slipped stitches
  • designed for using up leftover yarns, around 15-30 yards/meters per color
  • could be made with one main yarn and one contrasting yarn instead, for a totally different look
  • ribbing makes the mitts stretchy and comfortable
  • written for 3 sizes in DK weight, with notes for changing gauge, adjusting size, etc
  • making the mitts two-at-a-time is recommended for matching stripes and using up all your yarn leftover mini-balls

This pattern was designed to go with the Infinite Twist Krewe kits, to use up the leftover yarns after making a Krewe cowl.

The pattern is minimal (since it’s free), but it includes links to online tutorials, for knitting two-at-a-time, weaving in your ends as you knit, and other techniques used, as well as some process photos.

You need

  • DK weight yarn in lots of small leftover balls, 100-175 yards / 90-160 meters total (for both mitts, depending on size) -- samples are in Infinite Twist Helix, around 15-30 yards/meters each of 7 colors: Dovecote (separated into 3 stripes), Sunflower, Nancypants, Marigold, Sakura, Meringue, and Ebi

  • notes are included for using different weights

  • size US 4 / 3.5mm needles; a long (40”/100cm or longer) circular to work the two-at-a-time magic loop method, or needles of your choice (circular or double pointed) to work each mitt in the round one-at-a-time instead