Fado Mitts by Dartmouth Yarns

Fado Mitts

Knitting
October 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
153 - 175 yards (140 - 160 m)
Woman's medium with instructions for increasing or decreasing
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I like mitts. I make my mitts a little on the long side so there is plenty of room to pull my fingers in when they get cold. I also wear mitts over stretchy little gloves (yes, the cheap ones from the grocery store that are too thin to keep your hands warm by themselves) when real winter hits.

We were fortunate enough to visit Portugal this year and, while we were enjoying the warm Portuguese weather and people, I knit the first prototype for these mitts. Fado is a traditional style of music in Portugal. Fado was in my head as I knitted, so that’s how these mitts got their name. They are knit in the round, from cuff to fingers, in a slip-stitch pattern with an afterthought thumb.

Instructions for full mittens are included, and either can be customized for larger or smaller hands by adjusting the cast-on in multiples of 4 stitches and adding or deleting repeating rounds.

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