Triangulation fingerless mitts by Vikki Bird

Triangulation fingerless mitts

Knitting
August 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24.5 rows = 4 inches
in Triangulation pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
131 - 191 yards (120 - 175 m)
S (M, L, XL)
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I’ve always been a fan of simple geometric patterns, and spent hours colouring books full of them when I was little. Now I like to knit them, and find their repetitive nature meditative to knit. Add a bright contrast pop and you have a real stand-out item of knitwear!

The Triangulation fingerless mitts are knitted from the bottom up, starting with a 2 x 2 rib cuff. The mitts feature a simple colourwork pattern, with an afterthought thumb, and the top cuff can be worn folded back, or unfolded for extra warmth.

The triangulation pattern is provided in the Ravelry download version as both a chart and written instructions.

A matching hat pattern is also available in my Ravelry store.

Sizes
Small (Medium, Large, XL)

Mitt circumference: 14.5 (17, 20, 23) cm 5.75 (6.75, 8, 9.25) in

Mitt length (with Top cuff folded back on itself): 18 (20.5, 23, 25.5) cm 7.25 (8.25, 9.25, 10.25) in

Mitt length to thumb: 13 (14, 15, 16) cm 5.25 (5.5, 6, 6.5) cm

Designed to be worn with approximately 1 cm (0.5 in) negative ease, when measured around the knuckle joint.

Tension
21 sts and 24.5 rnds = 10 cm (4 in) in Triangulation pattern worked in the rnd on 4 mm (US 6) needle(s) after wet blocking, or size needed to obtain correct tension.

Yarn
DK–worsted-weight yarn in the following colours and amounts:
A (pink): 70 (85, 95) m 80 (95, 105) yds
B (green): 25 (30, 40) m 30 (35, 45) yds
C (white): 25 (30, 40) m 30 (35, 45) yds

Needles
3.75 mm (US 5) circular needle 40 cm (16 in) in length
4 mm (US 6) circular needle 40 cm (16 in) in length
4 mm (US 6) DPNs

Notions
Stitch marker
2 lengths of waste yarn

The sample knitted in size M using Find Me Knitting Mary aran, 210 m (230 yds) per 100 g ball, 50% Peruvian highland wool, 50% superfine alpaca in Ffiwsia (A), Jâd (B) and Dafad (C). Note that while this yarn is listed as an aran weight yarn, I found it to behave much more like a DK–worsted weight yarn.

This pattern was first published in issue 92 of Knit Now Magazine.