These fingerless mitts feature a nature-inspired design, complemented by an intricate border and crisp ribbing. A wide figurative panel on the back of each mitt wraps around to meet a narrower panel along the palm side of the mitt. This pattern is recommended for knitters who have experience with stranded colorwork, reading from charts, and knitting in the round. The mitts pictured were created with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (Jasper and Antler colorways).
-Approximately 185 yards of main color (dark) in fingering/sock weight yarn
-Approximately 120 yards of contrast color (light) in fingering/sock weight yarn
-US size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs or circular needle for Magic Loop method, OR size required to get gauge
-Darning needle and waste yarn
-Optional stitch marker
Size and finished measurements: Women’s size medium, approximately 10.5 inches (26.67cm) long and 8 inches (20.32cm) in circumference after blocking.
Gauge: 32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.16cm) in stranded pattern, knit in the round, and blocked.
Knitting to the correct gauge is important to achieve the finished measurements noted above. Adjusting gauge will alter the size of your mitts as well as yarn requirements.
-Knitting in the round
-Stranded colorwork and managing long floats
-Reading from charts
-Picking up stitches
This pattern has undergone test-knitting, and was tech edited by Katharine Seaman, MalcolmMaid@gmail.com