Rainbow Mitts by Sybil R

Rainbow Mitts

by Sybil R
September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 26 rows = 2 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
height 21 cm; circumference 17 cm at the wrist edge and 16 cm at the fingers
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As far as I am concerned, you can’t have too many pairs of fingerless gloves. They are my favorite accessory (and knitting project) because they are so versatile - especially in terms of construction. Which leads to beautiful patterns if you’re using variegated or self-striping yarn.

And this is exactly what I did for these fingerless gloves; they are knitted in different directions and in one piece – so you only have to weave in two ends for each glove.

To knit these mitts, the following techniques are used:

  • provisional cast-on
  • three-needle bind off
  • pick up and knit stitches from a knitted edge
  • short rows with shadow wraps

The pattern PDF is 10 pages long and contains:

  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting these fingerless gloves for one size (21 cm high with a circumference of 17 cm at the wrist edge and of 16 cm at the fingers) – including 8 photos of the different stages
  • explanations how to adapt it to other sizes
  • a schematic how the mitts are constructed
  • short photo tutorials of the necessary techniques: provisional cast-on and how to undo it, three-needle bind-off, picking up and knitting stitches from the edge of your knitting, picking up stitches from gaps (e.g. necessary after changes in direction), short rows with shadow wraps

The yarn I used is Sockenwolle by Esslinger Wolle, colorway 0008 “Regenbogen-bunt”.