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Mitt Envy

knittywhipped
Knitting
January 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
116 - 120 yards (106 - 110 m)
Should fit hands ~6¾”- 8¼” around. Length is 5½” from cuff to cuff.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I whipped up these cabled fingerless mitts for my mother-in-law using just 2/3 of a skein of Koigu. They came out so cute, it was really, really hard to gift them away. But I did…then promptly went out and bought another skein – in the exact same colorway – to make a pair for myself!

As it turns out, I wasn’t the only one with Mitt Envy! Just three days later, MIL emailed me to say:

“When I wear my fingerless gloves, I encounter many envious women. Everybody wants them, including {SIL}, who ‘would kill’ for a pair.”

Ah, nothing like the threat of felonious activity to make a knitter feel good.

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Note: The PDF was updated on 10/1/09 with instructions on when to slip the markers for the thumb gusset.

Elveawen has created a Spanish translation of the pattern - find it here!