The cool mountain lake terrain of early fall was the inspiration for these long, asymmetrical fingerless mitts in two sizes (S/L), worked in rippling openwork stitch patterns. Mitts feature a biasing vine motif around the long cuffs transitioning to a solid fabric for the hand, transversed by one diagonal lace panel. The shaped thumb gusset provides a sculpted fit to complete the elegant look. The cuff length is easily shortened if desired and the circumference may be further tailored by using a smaller or larger needle size.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Spirit Trail Tayet or Sunna, Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering
, Ginny Sport
, Chebris Lace
, or Stone Soup Fingering
, Skeinny Dipping Half and Half Sport, Briar Rose Sea Pearl, Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL sport or Silky Victoria, Shalimar Breathless or Paulie, or any soft, heavy fingering/sport yarn that knits to pattern gaugeFinished Size:
6(7) inches in hand circumference, to fit hands measuring up to 7.5(8.5) inches around palmYarn requirements:
160(225) yards Gauge:
26 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on middle size needles (knit flat; unblocked)Needles:
DPNs size 3US (3.25 mm) for cuff (or .5 mm larger than gauge needle)
DPNs size 2US (2.75 mm) for hand (or size to obtain correct gauge)
DPNs size 1US (2.25 mm) for top hem (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)