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December 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 yards (137 m)
Women's L/Men's M
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Lex is a pattern for fingerless mitts, with some cable detail. These were knit with guys in mind so this is great for a gift for any guy, but they’d be great for a quick knit with some leftover Malabrigo or other great yarn for yourself (or anyone else, really!). Since these are fairly simple they’d look great in a range of yarns, kettle dyed, variegated, self striping, and solid. As long as it’s soft enough for next to skin contact it would probably be great for these mitts!

The instructions are for a Women’s L/Men’s M. Since the ribbing is a 10 st repeat I’d suggest sizing with smaller needles, or a different yarn/needle combination. These are knit with Cascade 220 which I found to be a light worsted weight. For a Women’s S you could probably use a DK weight, and for a Women’s M I’d recommend going down a needle size. Upsizing is slightly easier, since these are knit at a sturdy gauge, simply use a larger needle.

Erratum: Before starting the ribbing around the top of the mitt you will need to decrease 2 stitches (the 2 stitches you cast on after putting the thumb stitches on waste yarn) to make the number of stitches a multiple of 10 again.