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Phytolith Fingerless Mitts

Knitting
April 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
124 yards (113 m)
7.5” around, 6” long
This pattern is available for free.

Here are some cute, durable, soft and warm little accessories for your hands. No thumb-hole means you can scrunch them up like sleeves if you need them out of your way. The simple, sculptural lace pattern creates a varied shape that can be worn in many different ways.

I’ve been wearing these mitts for a couple weeks now, they’ve been tossed around in my bag, generally abused, and they’re still looking great. A little detail I put into the pattern that made them so much easier for me was knitting a few rows of garter stitch before joining it in the round – that made it easier to divide onto double pointed needles and to keep the work from twisting. You have to weave in the tails anyway, so may as well use them to sew a little 1/4-inch seam while you’re at it.