In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts by Ann Budd

In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts

September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 17 rows = 2 inches
in slip-stitch rib pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
126 yards (115 m)
About 5 1/2" (14 cm) hand circumference when relaxed (easily stretches to 8" [20.5 cm] circumference, and 7 1/2" (19 cm) long.
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Intrigued with Lion Brand’s luxury yarn line, I designed these fingerless mittens for fast knitting with just a single ball of their exquisite Merino Yak Alpaca yarn. The yarn is superbly soft and squishy, and feels fabulous against the hands. The simple slip-stitch rib pattern adds a bit of texture and knitting enjoyment to the otherwise palin mitts. For an even easier knit, omit the slip-stitch pattern and work the mitt sin k3, p1 rib instead.

Both mitts are worked the same and can be worn on either hand.

These mitts take almost all of a ball of yarn; purchase more yarn if you wish to make them longer. To ensure that you have enough yarn for both mitts, use a scale to divide the ball into two equal halves and use one half for each mitt. The thumbs require 4 yards (3.7 meters) of yarn each.