Double Helix Mitts by Sybil R
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Double Helix Mitts

by Sybil R
Knitting
December 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
This pattern is available for free.

After finishing the Helix Mitts, I played bit further with the idea … and came up with mitts formed of two knitted strips winding up the hands … both strips are 8 stitches wide at their widest point.

When knitting these mitts, you take turns in knitting with color A and with color B - that’s why you need three needles to knit them. As with the Helix Mitts, the strips are joined as you knit, so no sewing is required.

For most female hands, you need less than 15 grams of fingering weight yarn for each color (i.e. a total of 30 grams) – therefore it’s a great pattern to use up leftovers of nice sock yarn. I used some leftover Lang Sansibar contrasted with some beige Alpaca yarn.