Hold On Tight Fingerless Mitts by Antonia Cavaliere

Hold On Tight Fingerless Mitts

February 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, with bigger needles, after blocking.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
159 - 318 yards (145 - 291 m)
A (B, C): 16.5 (19, 21.5) cm/6.5 (7.5, 8.5)" circumference and 18 (19, 20) cm/7 (7.5, 8)" long.
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The Hold On Tight fingerless mitts are gender-neutral and designed to show off any gorgeous variegated yarn in your stash. It is a quick and easy project, mainly worked in basic Stockinette stitch, but still eye-catching thanks to the smocked motif running off-center across the back of the hand!

These richly textured mitts are worked in the round from the cuff up with thumb gussets. They’re framed by 1x3 ribbing so the smocked motif can flow seamlessly from the cast-on to the bind-off edge. The smocked stitches are worked on a reverse Stockinette stitch background and bounded by two single columns of twisted stitches, which are also seamless from top to bottom of the mitt. Directional increases are set in place to shape the thumb gusset then thumb stitches are placed on hold. After completing the hand, held stitches are retrieved and the thumb is worked in the round. A few more rounds of simple 1x3 ribbing end both the mitt and the thumb edges.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.
Skills Needed: Cast on, Knit, Purl, Knit through back loop, Work in the round, Pick up stitches, Bind off.
Sizes: A (B, C): 16.5 (19, 21.5) cm/6.5 (7.5, 8.5)“ circumference and 18 (19, 20) cm/7 (7.5, 8)” long.
Intended to fit with -0.5 cm/-0.25” to -2 cm/-0.75”. Shown in size A with -1.5 cm/-0.5” ease.

Malabrigo Yarn – Caprino, sport weight yarn CYCA 2/1.76 oz, 150 m/164 yds, 80% Superfine Merino, 20% Cashmere) - 1 (1, 2) skein(s) in #866 Arco Iris;
US size 4 (3.5 mm) set of double-pointed needles (or preferred needles to work small circumferences in the round);
US size 1½ (2.5 mm) set of double-pointed needles or needles 2 or 3 sizes smaller than main needles;
Cable needle;
4 removable stitch markers;
Stitch holder or Smooth waste yarn to place thumb stitches on hold;
Tapestry needle;
Measuring tape.

30 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm/4” in Stockinette stitch, with bigger needles, after blocking.
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Technical editor: JekdmiDesigns

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