Wearing little fingerless mittens like these somehow makes me feel a little tougher – maybe that’s because leather versions of this are frequently worn by bikers, cyclists or people operating some kind of heavy machinery. Well, the only machinery I tend to operate is my keyboard, but these mitts do a fabulous job keeping my hands toasty! They are made of a luxurious, but resistant blend of wool and alpaca, so they are cozy and warm but will wear well, no matter what task is at hand. They are intentionally short in order not to cause bulk when wearing them with long sleeves and to make sure you have easy access to your wristwatch.
One pair uses up only half a ball (25 g) of yarn and can be finished in one or two nights of knitting – great if you need a last-minute gift. The unusual construction works (almost) without purl stitches and can be adapted to the recipient’s hand size during the knitting, so you can substitute yarns and knit them at a different gauge if desired.
This pattern is written for one long circular needle. If you would like to use dpns, please be aware that there are no instructions given for how to use them with this pattern and you would have to make the necessary adjustments yourself.
Yarn used in the samples: Blacker Yarns Brushwork, colors Wash, Stipple and Scumble.
The pattern "Tough & Toasty" is part of Martina Behm´s book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".
|Gauge (stitches per 10 cm):||21|
|Knitting experience:||mostly relaxed|
|Needle Size:||3,25 mm / US 3, 3,5 mm / US 4|
|Yarn Weight:||Fingering, Sport|
Content: 0.05 kilogram (€138.00* / 1 kilogram)
Content: 0.1 kilogram (€155.00* / 1 kilogram)
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