These long fingerless mittens feature a striking triangular stripe motif that is achieved by working a pattern of short rows and color changes. Two strands of yarn are held together throughout to create a thick, warm fabric. The marled texture effect in some of the triangles comes from holding two contrasting strands together and lends a rustic vibe to these otherwise modern looking mitts. The pattern knits up quickly on size 6 needles, making this an especially fun, gratifying project.
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine (#1 super fine)
(50% superwash wool, 30% nylon, 20% superfine alpaca; 433 yd/100g hank):
• Color A #1201 Winter White, 1 hank
about 142 yards total
• Color B #1209 Moonshadow, 1 hank
about 80 yards total
• Color C #1292 Tiger’s Eye Mix, 1 hank
about 48 yards total
• Color D #1234 Cardinal, 1 hank
about 64 yards total
stitch holder or waste yarn, stitch marker
Mitts: US size 6 (4 mm): set of double pointed needles (dpns).
Adjust needle size to obtain stitch gauge.
Ribbing: US size 4 (3.5 mm): set of double pointed needles (dpns)—or two sizes smaller than Gauge Needle.
23 sts and 33 rows = 4” in stockinette with larger needles and yarn held double.
6 ⅝” hand/cuff circumference
11 ⅜” total length