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). Make yourself a matching set with the Little Biscuit Beanie.
Advanced beginner (some colorwork experience is helpful)
- Reading a chart
- Carrying colorwork floats
- Simple lace
- Using double point needles (may use Magic Loop instead)
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
- 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 ends
- Blocking pins, blocking mat
7.5 in/18.75 cm at 32 st in 4 in/10 cm gauge
8 in/20 cm at 30 st in 4 in/10 cm gauge
8.6 in/21.5 cm at 28 st in 4 in/10 cm gauge
- Length from cuff/wrist to folded top:
7.3 in/18.25 cm