Flexure Mittens by K.M. Bedigan

Flexure Mittens

Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the Round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
176 - 264 yards (161 - 241 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL
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Top-down fingerless mittens, with an overlapping thumb panel, designed for use with gradient yarns or those instances where you want to use every last yard of yarn! A button adds the final touch.

The mittens are seamless, and the thumb gusset is knit at the same time as the rest of the mitten – meaning that there is no disruption to a gradient.

The mitten has been designed for the Vivid Fibre Arts fingering weight gradient yarns. Sample shows a Medium size knit using Vivid Fibre Arts Gemini MCN XL (264 yds / 241 m per 60g) in the ‘Sonrisa’ colourway. This yarn is also available at standard 176 yds / 161 m per 40g. For yardage recommendations see Size options below.

You can find Vivid Fibre Arts here.

Materials
Minimum 176 yds / 161 m of Fingering Weight yarn
2.75 mm / US 2 DPNs or Circular Needle (if using circulars, a spare needle is required)
2 stitchmarkers
2 buttons (1/2 “ / 15 mm)
Tapestry (and / or sewing) needle
Co-ordinating thread if required for attaching the buttons

Gauge
32 stitches / 40 rows to 4 “ / 10 cm in stocking stitch

Sizes
XS, S, M, L, XL. To fit hand diameter of 5, (6, 7, 8, 9) “ / 12 (15, 18, 21, 24) cm. Length will vary on size and yardage used.

For XS & S, the standard 40g option is sufficient, unless you want to make extra long versions. For M, either the standard or XL options can work (sample is M using XL option). For L & XL versions, the XL yarn quantity is recommended.