Macadam Fingerless Mitts by Annamária Ötvös

Macadam Fingerless Mitts

Knitting
December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Macadam Stitch Pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
122 - 164 yards (112 - 150 m)
S (M: L)
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Macadam Fingerless Mitts are worked in a beautiful textured stitch pattern which is very easy to work but looks interesting. It creates a thick and stretchy fabric, the finished mitts are simple enough for men, and the deep texture won’t be lost in darker colours. If you like matching accessories you can wear it with the Macadam Cowl.


Gauge
20 sts and 44 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Macadam Stitch Pattern knit in the round with needle A after blocking
Base gauge: 20 sts and 28 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round with needle A after blocking
Obtaining the correct gauge is not crucial, but any differences will affect the size of the finished mitts.

Sizes
S (M: L)
To fit 18 (19.5: 21.5) cm / 7 (7¾: 8½) inches palm circumference

Finished Measurements
16 (18: 20) cm / 6¼ (7: 7¾) inches palm circumference, 19.5 (19.5: 21) cm / 7¾ (7¾: 8¼) inches length. The sample is a size S, shown on a hand with 18 cm / 7 inches palm circumference.

Yarn
Approximately 111 (124: 150) m/122 (136: 164) y.

Sample made with madelinetosh tosh dk (100% merino, 206 m/225 y per skein) in colourway Graphite.

Needles
· needle A: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 4.0 mm/ US 6 (or size to obtain gauge)
· needle B: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 3.5 mm/ US 4 or two sizes smaller than needle A for the Ribbing
· needle C: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 3.0 mm/ US 2½ or two sizes smaller than needle B for the Tubular Cast On (optional)

40 cm/16” circular needles and dpns are optional if you prefer the Magic Loop Method for working small circumferences in the round.

Notions
· 3 stitch markers: 1 red, 2 blue
· waste yarn for the tubular cast on (optional)

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns or magic loop.