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Fingerless mitts are fun and fast, a project to play with—work this pair in two colors for a complex look of playful patterning created by slipped stitches. Choose high contrast colors for the most impact or a more harmonious pairing for a subtly shifting effect. Pick a variegated handpaint or nearly solid yarn to highlight the depth and texture of the stitchwork. The pattern includes three sizes (S/M/L) and has a fitted thumb gusset; it is a good choice for very soft yarns as the slip stitch patterns lend stability to the final fabric.

Shown here: size medium in Asylum Fibers Funny Farm, color Understory and Better Breakfast Fingering, colors Mocha and Porridge.

Suggested Yarns:
Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Modern Deco Sport, or any soft fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.

Finished Size:

5.75(6.5, 7.25) inches around unstretched palm to fit hands measuring up to 7(8, 8.5) inches around

Yarn Requirements:

for single color version: 200(250, 275) yards 

for two color version: 100 (125, 140) yards each of Color A and Color B


 32 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needles (worked flat and blocked)

38 sts and 54 rows = 4 inches in slip stitch pattern on larger needles (worked flat and blocked) 


DPNs size 1US (2.25 mm) or size to obtain correct stockinette gauge

DPNs size 1.5US (2.5 mm) or size to obtain correct pattern gauge