Underwing Mitts by Erica Heusser

Underwing Mitts

January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
280 - 300 yards (256 - 274 m)
Women's medium
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These fingerless mitts feature a pair of underwing moths (known for the striking color on their hind wings that is often hidden from view) accompanied by a moon phase motif reflecting their nocturnal nature. A wide figurative panel on the back of each mitt wraps around to meet a narrower panel along the palm side of the mitt. This pattern is recommended for knitters who have experience with stranded colorwork, reading from charts, knitting in the round, and adding duplicate stitch. The mitts pictured were created with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Dirty Panther, Antler, and Citrus colorways.

-Approximately 180 yards of Main Color (dark) in fingering/sock weight yarn
-Approximately 100 yards of Contrast Color (light) in fingering/sock weight yarn
-Approxiately 2 yards of Accent Color (bright) in fingering/sock weight yarn
-US size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs or circular needle for Magic Loop method, OR size required to get gauge
-Darning needle and waste yarn
-Optional stitch marker

Size and finished measurements: Women’s size medium, approximately 7.5 inches (19cm) long and 7.5 inches (19cm) in circumference after blocking.

Gauge: 34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches (10.16cm) in stranded pattern, knit in the round, and blocked.
Knitting to the correct gauge is important to achieve the finished measurements noted above. Adjusting gauge will alter the size of your mitts as well as yarn requirements.

Skills required
-Twisted stitches
-Knitting in the round
-Stranded colorwork and managing long floats
-Reading from charts
-Basic increases
-Picking up stitches
-Duplicate stitch

This pattern was tech edited by Katharine Seaman.