Rails to Trails Mitts by Denise Balvanz
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Rails to Trails Mitts

Knitting
May 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
125 - 169 yards (114 - 155 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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In Iowa we have many bicycle trails that used to be railroads. This garter rib reminds me of the rails that are no longer there.

These fingerless mitts and mittens both start at the wrist with a garter rib. The gusseted “sore thumb” sits at the side so they can be worn on either hand. The mittens decrease to a point at the top. The fingerless mitts end with garter stitch rounds to match the cuff. Three sizes are included in this easy, knit and purl design. The small amount of contrast color used make these a great pattern for using up your leftovers. Think of the variations you can make!

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)

Finished size measurements:
Around palm of mitts or mittens: 7.2 (8 , 8.8)” 18 (20, 22) cm.

Cuff length: Fingerless mitts 2.5” 6.3cm, Mittens 3.25” 8.2cm.

Hand length from top of cuff to top of mitt: Fingerless mitts 1.5” 4.5cm, Mittens 5.5 (6.5, 7.5)” 14 (16.5, 19) cm.

Thumb length: Fingerless mitts 1 (1.25, 1.5)” 2.5 (3, 3.5)cm, Mittens 2 (2.25, 2.5)” 5 (5.7, 6.3) cm.

All lengths are adjustable.

Yarn:
Fingerless mitts: Main Color: 97 (107, 118) yds 89 (98, 108) m, Contrast Color: 28 (31, 35) yds 25.6 (28.3, 32) m.

Mittens: Main Color: 132 (147, 162) yds 121 (135, 149) m, Contrast Color: 16 (18, 20) yds 14.6 (16.5, 18.3) m.

Gauge:
20 sts x 29 rnds to 4” 10cm in stockinette. 18 sts x 32 rnds to 4” 10cm in Garter Rib.

Photo Tutorial included for Old-Norwegian Cast-on.

Thanks to my tech editor and test knitters for helping me make this pattern the best it can be.