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Serpentina Mitts

by Sybil R
Knitting
March 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.0 mm
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
This pattern is available for free.

These mitts were knitted during the time of carnival. I wanted to knit something with a slightly tipsy feeling - that’s why I added random surface crochet. Serpentina is the spanish word for a paper streamer :).

They are knitted sideways in simple stockinette stitch, with some shaping added using short rows.

Adding surface crochet is a good way to mix colours, especially with variegated yarn that has a dramatic colour change – as with the mitts in the picture where the colour changes from a very light pink to a dark turquoise.