Trip Mitts by Gale Zucker

Trip Mitts

December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 170 yards (137 - 155 m)
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A fingerless mitt, knit flat, finished with a contrasting 3 needle bindoff to seam them. Quick and fun to knit !
Trip Mitts get their name from this easy no-sew technique, and also for how quickly you can make them. Take them along as travel knitting, they’ll be finished before you return home.

Trip Mitts are great knitting if
• you don’t like knitting small projects in the round (or in the round, at all). They are knit flat.
• you’re in the mood for a quick project that won’t take too much concentration--but also won’t be too boring. You’ll be done and doing the 3 needle bind off before you have time to get bored!
• you always wanted to learn the three needle bindoff but haven’t tried it…yet
• you have some odd skeins of yarn - or leftovers from other projects- and you want to play with contrast color simply
• you don’t like seaming- once you do the 3 needle bindoff, they’re done. Boom.
• your hands are cold! Seriously, these are less like fitted outdoor wear and more like having a lovely long droopy sweater to pull over your hands and stick your thumb through, when you feel a chill, any season.

Yarn thoughts:
• The second (CC) color is used only for the bindoff seam, it is merely a few yards of yarn, to create the off-center graphic line that holds the mitts together. I list a second skein of the delicious Anzula Oasis, but you can use any yarn you like, for the bindoff.
• If you decide to acquire 2 full skeins to make these, you’ll have enough yarn for four pair of Trip Mitts
• They were designed to be loose fitting. The yarn shown is silk & camel--it’s drapey. . If you prefer a snugger fitting mitt, try a springier yarn, like a plied wool.

Sizes: S (M, L) .Great for men or women!
Shown in size M on slender hands.
Finished Measurements: Circumference 6 (7, 8)” (15 18, 20.5cm),
Length 61⁄2 (7, 71⁄2)” (16.5 18,19cm)

Gauge info:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch
22 stitches and 44 rows in Welt Pattern, relaxed

Links to learn the 3 needle bind off:
Written tutorial in Knitty
Video tutorial from Purl Soho