Topiary Fingerless Mitts by Carol E. Herman

Topiary Fingerless Mitts

May 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 37.5 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
380 - 450 yards (347 - 411 m)
Women's Medium, with short, medium or long cuff
Flag of English English
This pattern is available from for $6.00.

A garden is a thing of beauty, and this one is a joy forever. Topiary Fingerless Mitts: where the trees are never harmed by winter, drought or neglect; where the leaves are always green and the jonquils are always in bloom. These mitts feature corrugated ribbing, purl ridges for textural contrast, a classic speckled trellis pattern, stockinette stripes, and a sweet topiary design.

Use Sport weight or a heavier Fingering weight yarn.

Skills Needed: Working with two colors; working in the round; reading colorwork charts; increasing; decreasing; placing stitches on waste yarn; backward loop cast on; picking up stitches; blocking.

Width: 8” [20 cm]; length: 6 ½“ [16.5 cm] (7 ¼” [18.4 cm], 10” [25.4 cm]. Size can be adjusted by using larger or smaller gauge.

Gauge: 7 st./in. using the charted pattern stitch.
Row gauge: 9.25 rnds./in. using charted pattern stitch

Cuff sections work up at a looser gauge than the charted colorwork sections.