Keep hands warm in the Echuir season, these mitts are fingerless to allow the use of hands for archery, sword-fighting or knitting.
The slip-stitch pattern is perfect for showing off multi-coloured yarns and the modified sewn bind-off keeps them snug around the fingers.
Designed to be worn with 2.5 cm (1 in) of negative ease, measured around the palm of the hand without the thumb
To fit hand circumference:
18 (20.5, 23) cm
7 (8, 9) in
Long version - 37 cm / 14.5 in
Short version - 20 cm / 7.5 in
4 ply weight yarn.
Long mitten - Misti Alpaca Handpainted Sock yarn: 50% alpaca, 30% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% nylon, 400 m (437 yds) in 100g, colour way 16
Short mitten - Knitting Goddess 4ply Britsock: 60% wool, 20% nylon & 20% alpaca, 400m (437 yds) in 100g, colour way Fairytale
Long version - 330 (380, 440) m / 360 (415, 480) yds
Short version - 200 (235, 270) m / 220 (255, 295) yds
Needles & Notions:
2.5mm (US 1.5) DPNs
2 stitch markers
Stitch holder or waste yarn
40 sts and 64 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over Slip stitch pattern
Knit and purl stitches
Casting on and off
Knitting in the round
Originally published September 2015.
Current version: Faradrim_v1.0.pdf
PDF file size: 1.7MB
Blog post with more information can be found here
Technical Editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair
Model: Ellen-Scarlett Ryan and Suzi T
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