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.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Suggested Yarns: Fearless Fibers Laceweight BFL and Silk or Classic Merino Lace, Buffalo Wool Company Lux, Spirit Trail Fiberworks Nona, Woolen Rabbit Whisper, Lark, or Chantilly Lace, Knitting Notions Classic Merino Lace, Manos del Uruguay Lace, Still River Mill Yakaboo, Posh Yarn Eva (2 Ply Lace) or Miranda 2-ply, SweetGeorgia Yarns CashSilk Lace, The Sanguine Gryphon Gaia Lace, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci, Windy Valley Muskox Qiviut Luxury Blend or Royal Blend, The Natural Dye Studio Angel 2 Ply Lace, The Plucky Knitter Cashmere Silk Laceweight, Skein Vintage Lace, Knit Picks Gloss Lace, Fibre-Isle Kami Bison, Louet Mooi Laceweight, or any laceweight yarn with 375 to 450 yards per 50 grams that knits to pattern gauge
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