Green Forest Mitts by Anna Lipinska

Green Forest Mitts

March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
90 - 150 yards (82 - 137 m)
one size, fits an average adult hand
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Mitts are a perfect accessory for the transformation season, either when winter starts or when it comes to an end. They are also useful on cold winter days for keeping your wrists and palms warm while you have to do some work. Or knitting. Or texting, computer work, or any other time you need warm hands plus dexterity.

Green forest mitts are designed with the longer length on the fingers and decreases at the hand border to keep them well in place and to make for a lovely snug fit.

Size: woman’s average – thanks to the ribbing the mitts will easily fit most hands. The mitts measure approx. 6’’ / 15cm unstretched around the palm just above the thumb, and they will comfortably stretch up to 8 - 9’’ / 20 – 23cm around at this point.

Size can also be adjusted by going up or down a needle size, or by changing the yarn weight and adjusting the needles accordingly. The length can be modified by adding or deleting some rounds of the pattern.

Level: Adventurous beginner or intermediate. The mitts are knit in the round. The pattern uses basic knit and purl stitches, increases and decreases. Photo tutorial included to guide you through the most difficult moment.

Needle size: US 2 ½ / 3mm DPNs or circulars if you prefer the magic loop method. Two stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle for weaving ends.

Gauge: 20 sts and 27 rows in stockinette with US 2 ½ / 3mm needles = 10cm (4in). I knit rather loosely so you may need to go up a needle size (or two) to get the gauge. Remember that the size of mitts depends on the gauge. If you want the mitts larger, the gauge should be one or two stitches fewer per inch, and if you want the mitts smaller, the gauge should be one or two stitches more per inch.

Yarn suggested: 50 grams of any worsted weight yarn that meets the gauge, wool if you want the mitts very warm.