These handsome mitts in three sizes (S/M/L) are knit with a dead-simple stitch pattern that makes a subtle, sophisticated fabric. Bright pops of color against a rich, earthy background in the sample version result from mixing a highly variegated hand-dyed yarn with a dark, contrasting solid; a more subtle fabric can be achieved with two solids that are closer in tone. Or use yarns with contrasting characteristics instead, pairing a springy, wooly type with a slippery, shiny type to create a glimmering fabric with a bit more drape. Whatever the yarn choices, these mitts make for wonderfully effortless summer travel knitting with wearable, giftable potential.
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup Fingering, Better Breakfast Fingering, Shetlandia Fingering, Jacob Fingering, Modern Deco Lace or any light fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Mitts are shown in size M (with matching Sweet Tweed Cowl), knit in Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup Fingering yarn, color River Rock and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, color Sweet Potato Pone (hand-dyed exclusively for the 2018 Pairings Club)
Matching Motif: Sweet Tweed Cowl
5.5(6.5, 7.5) inches in circumference (washed and blocked) to fit hands measuring up to 7(8, 9) inches around palm; Note: size may be further refined by using a smaller or larger needle
150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)
in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
US 1 - 2.25 mm