Frostbitten Fingers by Laura Aylor

Frostbitten Fingers

Knitting
January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in lightly blocked garter (worked in the round)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
145 - 175 yards (133 - 160 m)
S (L) - see details in notes
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Simple garter mitts with a pretty leaf and stem pattern on the back of the hand. For a neater appearance, the thumb is completed before the remainder of the mitt is finished using the second set of needles.

Skills required
Working garter stitch in the round
Slipping stitches
Decreasing
Increasing
Yarn overs and backwards yarn overs
Twisted stitches (single and right twist and left twist worked over 2 stitches)
Icelandic bind-off (instructions given)

Sizes (measured above the thumb)
Small will fit hands measuring 7-8” around and the mitts are 6 1/2” long
Large will fit hands measuring 8-9” around and the mitts are 7” long

Materials
145 (175) yards of fingering-weight yarn for size S (L). Samples were knit in Blacker Yarns Swan 4-ply and Brooklyn Tweed Loft (both 100% non-superwash wool). For best results, avoid superwash wool and yarns that are not mostly wool
US 3/3.25 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge in whatever configuration you prefer for small diameter knitting
Second set of needles for the thumb (dpns work well)
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

(See the Helpful Tutorials page in my group for help with unfamiliar techniques)

Pattern is both charted and written.