Ermintrude Fingerless Mitts by Helena Callum
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Ermintrude Fingerless Mitts

Knitting
January 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
To fit 7" or 8" hand circumference
This pattern is available for free.

About this pattern

This pattern has been produced for p/hop, a knitting fundraising programme for Médecins Sans Frontières. If you enjoy knitting this pattern please make a donation to p/hop. You’ll find instructions on how to do this, in pounds, US dollars or Euros here.

Further information
Fingerless mitts with a patterned thumb, long decorative cuff and plain hand. The mitts have a peasant thumb and are worked, in the round, from cuff to fingers. They provide just enough warmth and add a cheerful splash of colour to an outfit.

Most DK / light worsted weight yarns should work well, especially those with more than 50% wool content to provide elasticity. To achieve a dense fabric, a smaller size of needle is used than recommended on the ball band.

Approximate yardage required: 115 (135) m / 125 (145) yds of A (Main Color), and up to 55 (55) m /60 (60) yds each of B, C and D.

Set of double pointed needles (or 80 cm/32 in long circular needle for magic loop) in size needed to obtain correct tension / gauge

Other notions
• Tapestry needle
• Stitch marker
• Row counter
• Smooth waste yarn

The color slip stitch patterns are given in charts and as written directions