Evanesce Mittens by Virginia Cosgriff

Evanesce Mittens

February 2021
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
328 - 394 yards (300 - 360 m)
One Size
Flag of English English
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I love fades, and they always make me think of things dissipating or disaperating, especially with speckled yarn. Hence the name Evanesce (to dissipate into vapor).
Use #evanescemittens on Instagram to share with others!

If you are anything like me, you buy beautiful mini-skeins (like Hedgehog Fibres sock minis) for “someday” and have extra sock weight yarn around “just in case”. This stash-busting pattern allows you to use them and look good while doing it!

You will be holding two sock yarns together at all times, and will end up switching one out every seven rows. If your leftovers are a little over or under – Never Fear! You will still be able to get the same effect by switching 1/2-1 rows early or late. Just be sure the document what you do on one mitten to match the other!

I used about 60-70m per color. They are about 7.5 inches long (palm to tip, excluding ribbing) and 7.5-8 inches around.

Note: It is best to cake your yarn so that you can use both ends of the yarn.

Hint: Choose 6 colors in fingering weight yarn to create a fade. The best way that I like to make a fade is to choose the two outside colors and find ones in between that make it fade from one to the sixth. If you are buying yarn, using all colors from the same maker make the best fades, such as all Hedgehog, all Malabrigo, etc. If you are stash-busting - have fun and try something!

There is a matching hat too!

10/13/2021: The pattern was updated to be clearer with decreases and row details.