Once upon a time, I found myself traveling without a project. But I had a bit of yarn with me (and – thankfully – the right size needles to go with it) so I noodled out the idea for these mitts on a sticky note and gave it a go. Inspired by leftover stash yarn (and the desire for a mostly mindless project), these mitts are lovely to have on hand for that in-between weather that sometimes gets cooler than we expect.
The simple colorwork design reminds me of breaking a biscuit or a cookie into pieces – and since they’re fingerless, you can reach for a biscuit while you’re wearing them (just in case).
Advanced beginner (some colorwork experience is helpful)
32 stitches and 38 rows in 4 in/10 cm (in stockinette stitch), blocked.
Note: Gauge isn’t crucial. See Finished Measurements for additional gauge options.
Fingering weight wool, approximately 260 yards
US Size 1/2.25 mm double point needles (DPNs)
US Size 2/2.75 mm double point needles (DPNs)
Darning needle to weave-in ends