Prolix Mitts by Laura Nelkin

Prolix Mitts

September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round on larger needle, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 200 yards (146 - 183 m)
Women’s Small (Medium, Large)
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Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Finished Measurements: 7 (7½, 8¼)“ (18 19, 21cm) hand

Take your wrapping skills up a notch by using multiple needle sizes to play with stitch length and density. This creates a ruched fabric. These mitts have a long cuff that can be worn pulled up or slouched down, and an integrated thumb gusset.

As soon as these mitts came off the needles, my teenager began campaigning for a pair of her own (in black, of course). In my world her approval is pretty much the most accurate test of a successful design! Needless to say, we both will get our own version of this super-fast and functional knit.