Neapolitan Mitts by Tracy Hill

Neapolitan Mitts

November 2013
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes sport Weight
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
120 - 180 yards (110 - 165 m)
Women's Small, Medium, Large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a quick, easy pattern with a little bit of stranded colorwork to keep things interesting. It includes a lift stitch technique to eliminate the dreaded “color jog,” and a mini-gusset above the thumb to help reduce pulling and holes along the thumb join.

Try it in high-contrast colors for mitts that pop, or use yarns with a similar color value for a soft, blended look.

This is a good project for using up leftover yarn, as each pair uses much less than a full skein.

My heartfelt thanks to my test knitters, Joan and Julie, and my hand models, Julie and Kari!