Daruma Fingerless Mitts by Betsy Farquhar

Daruma Fingerless Mitts

February 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 - 460 yards (366 - 421 m)
one size
This pattern is available from elf518.etsy.com for $5.00.

A daruma doll is a Japanese symbol of good luck and perseverance. It was originally modeled after Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk who, after nine years meditating in a cave, lost the use of his arms and legs- thus the round shape!

These little mits mix modern elements with traditonal scandinavian knitting techniques. The mits are knit in the round, using double pointed needles. Skills include: cast on, rib, increase, decrease, knit in the round with DPNs, read a chart, pick up stitches, knit with 2 colors.

mits work up about 4.5 inches wide laid flat, and are about 7 inches long