Southwest Mitts by Greater Than Yarn

Southwest Mitts

October 2020
Light Fingering ?
35 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern knit in the round and blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
230 - 250 yards (210 - 229 m)
Adult S/M (M/L)
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Inspired by the symbols of my home in the southwest and the Navajo influence and history in the region, these colorful fingerless mitts bring a little bit of the desert to anyone who wears them while also providing warmth for those chilly days. These color work mitts are worked in the round with two contrasting colors and a different pattern for the palm of the mitt to keep things interesting.

51% of all profit from this design is donated to the Navajo Relief Fund, whose mission is to help Native American people on the vast Navajo reservation, which spreads across parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah improve the quality of their lives by providing opportunities for them to bring about positive changes in their communities. Many families struggle to survive in the face of extreme poverty, substandard housing, sporadic medical care, and limited educational opportunities and we can help.

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Finished Measurements/Gauge:

S/M (M/L), with palm circumference 7.75 (8.75)” / 20 (22)cm
Length 9 (9)” / 23 (23)cm

35 sts / 40 rounds = 4 in/ 10 cm in daisy pattern blocked


  • Main Color (MC): 145 (155 ) yards / 133 (142) meters of Mad Tosh Euro Sock (Hosta Blue)
  • Contrast Color (CC): 85 (95) yards / 78 (87) meters of Mad Tosh Euro Sock (Citrus)

NEEDLES: (recommended)

  • US #1/ 2.25mm DPNS, 9” circular needle or longer circular needle for magic loop


  • Tapestry needle
  • Scrap yarn