Shine Your Yarn Mittens by Tanja Osswald

Shine Your Yarn Mittens

February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in back loop only slip stitch
3.5 mm (E)
135 - 200 yards (123 - 183 m)
M, easy to adjust to other sizes
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These unisex fingerless mittens are worked entirely in slip stitches. The smooth main pattern goes well with variegated yarn, the thumb part adds some interest in texture.

The pattern includes written instructions and step-by-step picture tutorials for all stitches and techniques used.

skills needed: chain

skills learned:

  • front loop only slip stitch
  • back loop only slip stitch
  • inverse back loop only slip stitch
  • short rows
  • invisible seam in back loop only slip stitch

skill level: beginner to medium, depending on your experience with slip stitch crochet.
You can see these mittens as an introduction to different slip stitch textures, the smooth pattern for the main part, the rib pattern for the cuffs and the flat rib pattern for the thumb.

yarn: ca. 40 g of sock weight yarn. The model is made from 33 g of See Jayne Knit Merino Superwash Sock. Plan in a few grams extra.
Instructions on how to adjust the mittens to different sizes and yarn weights are included.

hook: 3.5 mm (US size E)

also needed: Darning needle for invisible seaming

The pattern is available in English.

Thanks to bethyarn, I-hook, lsbiggs, Judejean, patricialeeross and Petozi for testing!