These handsome mitts in three sizes (S/M/L) feature a vertical slip-stitch pattern that mixes two highly contrasting yarns nicely. This is a great way to use yarns of differing characteristics as well, such as a springy, wooly type with a slippery, shiny type to make a suitably sturdy fabric. This version pairs a highly variegated hand-dyed yarn with a solid, natural shade but a more subtle fabric can be achieved with two solids that are closer in tone. The fitted thumb gusset is worked with a playful variation on the main pattern.
Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Modern Deco Sport, Shetlandia Sport, or any soft sock yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
5.5(6.25, 7) inches in circumference (washed and blocked) to fit hands measuring up to 7(8, 8.5) inches around palm
75(100,125) yards each of Color A and Color B
28 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, using Shepherd Sock yarn (knit flat; unblocked)
34 sts and 60 rows = 4 inches in two-color pattern stitch (knit in the round and blocked)
DPNs size 2US (2.75 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge