Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2006: “If you want a gift in a hurry, try these lively fingerless mitts. Two identical mitts make a pair--they fit equally comfortably on either hand. The mitts are worked in the round from cuff to finger opening, with a gusset formed for the thumb along the way. The striped ribbing and simple-to-follow slip-stitch pattern in the hand provide lots of color interest. And good news!! Slip stitch color work means you work with only one color in a row so these vibrant mitts are a breeze to knit.”
Finished Size: About 8” (20.5 cm) hand circumference and 10” (25.5 cm) long. To fit an adult.
Yarn: Plymouth Galway (100% wool; 230 yd 210 m/100 g): #127 sage (A), #39 teal (B), and #117 fuchsia (C), 1 ball each. Also shown in #102 red (A), #92 purple (B), and #117 fuchsia (C).
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in slip-stitch patt, worked in the rnd.
Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needles; small amount of waste yarn.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2004