Vireo Mitts by Meghan Fernandes

Vireo Mitts

May 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in 2x1 Twisted Rib pattern on smaller needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
273 yards (250 m)
1 (2, 3)
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Here at Pom Pom we’re ones for extolling the virtues of the fingerless mitt; a versatile accessory to compliment those in-between days, and for channeling some Dickensian-chic while at the computer of your chilly home office. Not to mention your fingers are free (just like this pattern!) for picking flowers, clicking a snappy beat or more often that not, using your phone with zero chance of drafts.

Featuring intuitive details with an elegant finish, the pattern has an easy to memorise flow with the chunky cables working up quickly to make a satisfying stack of stitches.

Sizing and Measurements: 1 (2, 3)
To fit hand circumference: 17 (19, 21.5)cm / 6¾ (7½, 8½)”
Finished hand circumference: 11.5 (13, 15)cm / 4½ (5, 6)” – to be worn with 5-6.5cm / 2-2 ½” negative ease
Total Length: 32 (33, 34.5)cm / 12½ (13, 13½)”
Finished Length with cuff folded back: 24 (25.5, 26.5)cm / 9½ (10, 10½)”
Model wears size 2

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Viola (DK weight; 100% Merino wool; 250m / 273 yds per 100g / 3.5oz skein)
Shade: English Mustard; 1 skein

Gauge: 20 sts & 32 rows = 10cm / 4” over 2x1 Twisted Rib pattern
on smaller needles.

Needles: 3.75mm / US 5 knitting needles suitable for working small
circumferences in the round.
4.5mm / US 7 knitting needle for cast-off
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after

Notions: 3 stitch markers, scrap yarn, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Notes: Vireo are worked in the round from the wrist upwards.