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These fingerless mitts draw their inspiration from the colors surrounding Santa Fe. I originally designed them for my husband to wear when photographing in cool mornings. They provide a layer of warmth while also allowing for dexterity. Ribbing at the mitt’s top, tapered inward from the mitt’s hand, ensures the mitt stays snug at the base of the fingers. Perfect for crisp fall days!
Difficulty: Fair Isle
Sizes: Men’s medium & large
Circumference: 7¾” (9¼”)/20cm (23.5cm)
Length: 7¾” (8”)/20cm (20.5cm)
Note: You will only need a few yards of some of the colors in the charted fair isle pattern, such as the the Lorna’s Laces China Blue and Manzanita. An alternative to buying a ball or skein of each yarn listed below could be using up sock yarn from your stash, or substituting other yarns from the pattern. For example, Bark Heather and Birch Heather work well in the rows calling for China Blue and Manzanita. Or use the extra yarn to make socks.
Regia 4 ply Wool (75% superwash new wool, 25% polyamide; 230yds/210m/50g) 30 sts/42 rows = 4” as per ball band (refer to Pattern Gauge for knitting the mitts); 1 ball each of #2070 Birch Heather; #2143 Linen Heather; #2140 Bark Heather
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yds/196m/2oz); 1 skein each of #50ns Poppy; #38ns Brick; #2ns Manzanita; #41ns China Blue; #49ns Periwinkle; #47ns Carol Green
Needles: Size US#2/2.75mm set of 5 dpns or 2 circular needles of 16”/40cm or longer