Passing Places Fingerless Mitts by Helena Callum
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Passing Places Fingerless Mitts

Knitting
August 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
150 yards (137 m)
S/M: 7-8 inch hand circumference
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Fingerless mitts with a smart twisted edging to the cuffs and a textured diamond pattern on the backs of the hands. The mitts have a gusseted thumb and are worked from cuff to fingers, mainly in the round.

Other DK / light worsted weight yarns should also work well, especially those with more than 50% wool content to provide elasticity. To achieve a dense fabric, a smaller size of needle is used than recommended on the ball band.

Note on needles: Both a set of needles for your preferred method of working in the round and a pair of straight needles (or two dpns) are required. The straight needles are used for the twisted cuff, for which photo directions are included.

Other notions: Tapestry needle, 5 stitch markers, Row counter, Smooth waste yarn

The diamond pattern is given in a chart and as written directions.