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Color by Number Stripy Mitts

Knitting
November 2013
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
7 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
130 - 180 yards (119 - 165 m)
small{medium, large} or custom sized
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Color by Number patterns are made with striping, picked up stitches, and a couple yarn-carrying tricks to make for as little finishing as possible, no complex techniques like stranded knitting or intarsia!

This design is part of the Coloring Book ebook, which is a collection of knit accessory patterns all designed to make the most of your colors!

These colorful, modular, buttoning mitts/wrist-warmers, in squishy garter stitch, can be worn with one button left open as a thumbhole, or with all buttons fastened to keep the cold off your wrists.

The length around is completely customizable, to fit your hand, and the height is easily adjustable. Notes are included within the pattern for sewing them closed, if you want to skip the buttons, which you may prefer for better functionality as mitts.

Each mitt uses a very low yardage of sock weight yarn, so these are perfect for leftovers - or a great excuse to pick out five beautiful colors of Malabrigo Sock yarn and have tons left over for future projects!

This individual pattern is for just the Stripy Mitts; the complete Color by Number set includes the pattern for these mitts, along with the six other sample items and full customizing details.


Color chart
The color chart is given as a color-by-number grid, so that you can fill in the colors you want to use! At the end, you’ll find some blank drawings of the mitt with the color numbers filled in, so that you can break out the colored pencils and try out some ideas.

Sizing
The approximate size of each mitt is 7 inches / 18 cm tall, 5.5{6.5, 7.5} inches / 14{16.5, 19} cm long (around the hand, un-stretched) for small{medium, large} hand sizes (which are around kid size{adult woman small, adult woman large}), or sized to fit your hands exactly.

You need
approx 132{156, 180} yards / 120{143, 165} meters total for small{medium, large} hand sizes, Malabrigo Sock fingering weight yarn, in 5 colors; sample mitts used:
-- 12 yards / 11 meters per mitt color1 (Terracota)
-- 20 yards / 18 meters per mitt color2 (Persia)
-- 14 yards / 13 meters per mitt color3 (Primavera)
-- 10 yards / 9 meters per mitt each colors 4 and 5 (Ochre and Ivy)
size US 2 (2.75mm) needles
12 small buttons (6 per mitt)