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Little Gems Mitts

October 2007
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches in color-work pattern, in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
920 yards (841 m)
This pattern is available for download for $2.25.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007: “Donna Kay knitted her half-finger Little Gems Mitts entirely in the round for ease of working, with an afterthought thumb added during finishing. A tiny stranded color-work motif showcases bright Shetland colors shifting against a cool gray background. Deep, clingy ribbing at the cuffs add practical warmth.”

Finished Size: 7 1/2” circumference, to fit a woman’s small to medium hand.

Yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift 2-ply (100% wool; 115 yd 105 m/25 g): #122 granite (MC), 2 balls; #788 leaf, #1300 aubretia, #168 Clyde blue, #800 tartan, #1260 raspberry, and #676 sapphire, 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Simply Shetland.

Needles: Size 1 (2.5 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); waste yarn; stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Fingerless mitts in a stranded pattern use 2 skeins of the MC yarn and less than 1 skein each of six contrasting colors.

Pattern on page 84. Photos on page 39.

Available in the free ebook here.