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Darling Fingerless Mitts based on motif # 172 in my book 200 Fair Isle Motifs

When your hands are cold, but full mittens are too hot!
Offered in three lovely color-ways, but I encourage you to make up your own.

This pattern features an “afterthought" thumb, the kind of thumb often employed in folk knitting. The beauty of it, is you can keep on knitting in your colorwork pattern with hardly any interruption. Just work a few stitches on waste yarn, slip them back to the left hand needle and continue on your merry way.

I show three versions, using three different yarns, each resulting a unique look and a slightly different gauge. All three will fit most women’s hands. For larger or smaller mitts, change your needle size accordingly or use thicker or thinner yarn, there’s lots of leeway here. You’ll see I even mixed yarns with different fiber content, since I always hand wash my mittens, this should pose no problem. Bust that s

Language
English
Brand
Independent Designer
Designer
Mary Jane Mucklestone
Craft
Knitting
Yarn Weight
Sport
Format
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level
Advanced
Featured Yarn
Pages
4
Notes
12" piece of smooth waste yarn
 
 

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