These sweet Black & White Handwarmers that are perfect to keep the chill out during the transitioning seasons, as well as for those unexpected cold snaps! Knit in Shibui yarns Echo, a luxuriously soft blend of silk and merino, these fingerless mitts are sure to keep your palms nice and cozy. The easy to knit stitch pattern is addictive and will fly off your needles in no time. Choose two contrasting colours as shown here for a modern graphic look, or two subtly different colours to suit your own personal taste.
Fingerless mitts are worked in the round from the cuff up. The thumb opening is created by working back and forth in rows. When changing yarn colours for stripe sequence, loosely carry yarn up the side rather than breaking yarn for each colour change. An optional chain stitch appliqué is worked along the side edge and around thumb opening as a decorative addition and also to hide the round joins. Work this chain firmly, but not too tight. This pattern is written to use DPNs, however it can also be worked with magic loop or very short circular needles if you prefer.
14 sts & 21 rows = 2” / 5 cm in Striped Ridge stitch with 3.5mm (US 4) needle, after blocking
Women’s Small (Women’s Medium, Women’s Large/ Men’s small)
Finished Palm Circumference: 6¼ (6¾, 7½)” / 16 (17, 19) cm Length: 8½ (8½, 8½)” / 22 (22, 22) cm
Shibui Echo (DK weight; 52% silk, 48% merino wool; 160 yards / 146 meters per 40g) (MC) Abyss - 1 (1, 1) skein (CC) Ivory - 1 (1, 1) skein
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A set of 3.5mm (US 4) Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) or needle in your preferred style for working small circumferences in the round (see notes) 3.5mm (US 4) Crochet Hook