These simple, weightless mitts in four sizes (XS/S/M/L) knit up quickly in laceweight yarn to provide a light layer of warmth without limiting hand mobility or dexterity. Worked entirely in knit and purl stitches with simple shaping, they offer a sculpted, no-slip fit that feels like a second skin. Optional patterning on the back of the hand adds some fully fashioned detailing. This is a fine beginner project that makes great use of leftover lace yarns.
Shown here in Fearless Fibers Laceweight BFL and Silk, color Mellifluous Green and Fibre-Isle Kami Bison, color Ecru
Yak + Silk Lace, Kent Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Jacob Fingering, Shetlandia Fingering, or any laceweight yarn with 375 to 450 yards per 50 grams that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
4(4.5, 5.5, 6.5) inches in circumference to fit hands up to 5.5(6, 7, 8) inches around palm
125(150, 175, 200) yards
35 sts and 52 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
DPNs size 1US (2.25mm) or size to obtain correct gauge