Desert Star Mitts by Sarah Inskeep Designs

Desert Star Mitts

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Desert Star color work pattern with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
114 - 174 yards (104 - 159 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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These striking fingerless mitts are knit in the round and feature ribbed cuffs, a gusseted thumb, and a bold color work motif inspired by the beautiful geometric patterns found in Native American artwork. The stranded color work creates a super cozy double-layered fabric via the floats that are carried along the inside of the piece. Worked in a 100% alpaca yarn, you’ve got the ultimate in softness, warmth, and wearability!

SIZE & FIT

Sized for adults in S (M, L) to fit 6.75 (7.5, 8)” / 17 (19, 20.5) cm hand circumferences and intended to be worn with 0.25” / 0.5 cm positive ease.

To determine the correct size, measure around the widest part of the wearer’s knuckles and choose the closest matching size. If in doubt, go up a size.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Hand Circumference: 7 (7.75, 8.25)” / 18 (19.5, 21) cm.
Length: 6.5 (6.75, 7)” / 16.5 (17, 18) cm.

YARN

114 (144, 174) yards / 104 (132, 159) meters 100% alpaca light worsted/dk weight yarn. Sample shown in Juniper Moon Farm “Herriot;” 100% baby alpaca, 218 yards / 199 meters per 100 gram skein in the following approximate amounts:

  1. Color 1, #04 Walnut, 35 (40, 45) yards / 32 (37, 41) m;
  2. Color 2, #01 Talc, 35 (40, 45) yards / 32 (37, 41) m;
  3. Color 3, #03 Bullrush, 44 (64, 84) yards / 40 (59, 77) m.

GAUGE

25 sts & 25 rnds = 4” / 10 cm on larger needles, worked in the rnd in Desert Star color work pattern and measured after wet blocking.

NOTIONS

4 stitch markers (1 unique, 3 matching), and a yarn needle.

NEEDLES

One set 6 US / 4 mm needles (or size to obtain gauge in Desert Star color work pattern).
One set 5 US / 3.75 mm needles (or one size smaller than needed for gauge).
Use DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, according to your preferences for small circumference knitting in the round.