Metacarpals by sarah-marie belcastro


May 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
80 - 100 yards (73 - 91 m)
Medium, Large
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The metacarpals are the bones in the palm/back of your hands. And that’s the part of the body these mitts cover! My dad and I both have cold hands all the time, so I made us matching handwarmers. He has larger hands than I do; thus, this pattern comes in two sizes (made by using yarn in two different gauges).

Medium: (fits most women and some men) approximately 7” around, 5”–6” length. These use size 5 needles with gauge of 5 st/in in stockinette.

Large: (fits most dads) approximately 7.5” around, 6.5”–7.5” length. These use size 7 needles with gauge of 4.5 st/in in stockinette.

Techniques needed: casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, make-1 increase, knit two together decrease, purl two together decrease.