Blue Macaw in the Flowers fingerless mitts
Hand-knitted fingerless mitts/gloves with a Blue Macaw sitting among the flowers on a climbing plant. The mitts have picot edgings at both top and bottom.
A Blue Macaw and part of the climbing floral plant is on the front of the mitts and the palm is covered with the stem, leaves and flowers. The thumb part is plain.
The gloves in the photograph were knitted in light beige Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply, but any 4ply yarn could be used instead. The Blue Macaw is in dark bright blue with yellow/black eye, black beak, teal edging to the wing and black feet and tail feather. The stem of the climbing plant is brown with olive leaves and the flowers are pale mauve, dark mauve and pinky-mauve with yellow centres.
The motifs have been knitted using the intarsia method, but the gloves could be knitted in plain stocking stitch and the motifs added afterwards using Duplicate Stitch/Swiss Darning.
The approximate measurements of the mitts are 3.25” wide (un-stretched and not counting the