These easy-to-knit, choose-your-own adventure mitts will knit up quickly to your preferred length, long or short, stripes or color blocking, with Latvian braids or plain. If you enjoy colorwork, spice things up a bit for the ribbing or leave it simple with a one color rib. Choose a top that can flip up for finger coverage when it’s cold or tuck under for finger exposure when you need to use your phone or to tie a small person’s shoes.
Adult-Small (Adult-Medium, Adult-Large)
FINISHED SIZES: Circumference around palm: 6 (7, 8)” (15 (17.5-20) cm)
YARN: Worsted-weight (approximately 210 yds per 100g); less than 100 yds each of two or three colors. Amounts required vary with the options the knitter chooses. See the sample notes for examples of yarn usage.
Sample (Adult-Medium) was knit with 50 yds (25g) each of Malabrigo Rios (100% SW wool, 210 yds/192 m in 100 g) in Colors: 033 Cereza, 035 Frank Ochre, and 052 Paris Night.
GAUGE: 20 sts x 22 rows per 4″/10 cm (5 sts and 5.5 rows per 1″/2.5 cm in Cori’s Crosshatch pattern)
NEEDLE: US size 8 (5.0 mm) double-pointed needles
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
SKILLS USED: 2-color cast-on, corrugated ribbing, Latvian Braids, striping