Pentimento

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Pentimento

Description

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

Gauge:

 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) 

Needles:

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