Silk garden fingerless mitts by Virginia Burrow
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Silk garden fingerless mitts

Knitting
December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette worked in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
109 - 219 yards (100 - 200 m)
Medium (ladies) , Large (mens)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Quickly worked up and a pair in the ladies size can just be squeezed out of a single 50g ball of Noro Silk Garden. Be sure to work a gauge swatch in the round, and pull apart once counted so you can use the wool for the mitts.

There is a great tutorial on a sneaky way of knitting up a faux-circular swatch on Winwick Mum’s lovely blog http://winwickmum.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/sockalong-tensi...

Keep your tails short when casting on, casting off and adding to the thumb - you will be left with only 2-3 metres of wool, and won’t want to run out ;)