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 inches (in stockinette stitch), blocked. (Note: Gauge isn’t crucial – I tested these at 28, 30, and 32 stitches in 4” and all were fine. If you’re knitting for someone with larger hands, I recommend the 28 st in 4” gauge.)
Fingering weight wool, approximately 260 yards total.
Main Color: Approximately 50 grams (200 yards) of main color
Contrast Colors: Approximately 15 yards each of 4 contrast colors (or 60 yards of a single contrast color). The colors on the chart are just an idea – feel free to get creative with what you have on hand.
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 end