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I love colorwork and mitts, so it seemed like the perfect time to combine them in these fun to knit and steek mitts. With a knit-in steeking section to make it easy to cut and finish, you can easily adjust how deep your “thumb space” is. This small project is a great way to dip your toes into the colorwork pond and also try out steeking without risking a giant project. For even more fun, needle felt the edges of your thumb opening after you steek. When using a different yarn, make sure it is appropriately wooly so you can felt the edges of your steeked cut.
I chose a jaunty selection of colors and a little pop of yellow for my mitts. What colors will you choose?
This pattern is meant for an intermediate to advanced knitter and all those in-between.
Both written and charted directions are included in this pattern. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.
Yarn: Studio Donegal Darnie Fingering Tweed, 100% Lambswool, 450 yards, colors:
-Night Sky, approx. 90 yards used
-Heath, approx. 25 yards used
-Buttercup, approx. 25 yards used
-Tristan, approx. 20 yards used
Needle: US 1 (2.25 mm) Signature DPNs or needles to obtain gauge
Gauge: 7.27 stitches per inch (spi) and 8 rows per inch (rpi) OR 29 stitches and 32 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette
Size: Small, Medium, Large, (6, 7, 8 inch hand circumference)
To alter the size: Add or subtract stitches OR adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the length of the mitts as needed.