Reno is lucky enough to have the specific types of air patterns that are perfect for creating lenticular cloud formations. Lenticular clouds are known for their layered, circular, UFO-like shape that often look as if they were stacked on top of one another. On a walk recently I noticed a lenticular cloud formation where the play of light and shadow on the cloud layers inspired me to create these slouchy, color-blocked mitts! This simple mitt pattern, knit in Cascade’s Lana d’Oro yarn-- a blend of 50% wool and 50% alpaca, can be done in as many colors as you like. While the color-blocking shown here is classically simple, they could easily be knit all in one color, or a whole rainbow of fun colors! Basic stockinette stitch in-the-round makes this a project suitable for beginning knitters, refreshing skills or that no-brainer simple project for unwinding in the evenings. The pattern is written for double pointed needles but if you prefer other knitting in-the-round techniques please feel free to adapt this pattern to your favorite method. The Lenticular Mitts are the perfect fast knit for year- round gift giving or a fabulous instant gratification project for YOU!
-150-200 yds of Cascade Lana d’Oro or a worsted weight yarn. Colors shown are: 1049 - Charcoal, 1086 - Hare, & 1106 - Turtle. (Note: 3 full hanks of yarn should make three pairs of mitts)
-Set of 4 US size 6 DPNs
-2 stitch markers
-A tapestry needle
-Waste yarn or stitch holder
Palm Circumference- unstretched: 6 (7, 8, 9)”
Arm Circumference- unstretched: 7 (8, 9, 10)”
Length: 11 (11.5, 11.5, 11.75)”
Shown in size Medium. Length can easily be shortened or lengthened based on preference.