Fingerless mitts are the answer to the needs of anyone with cold hands.
When the price of winter heating goes up, the thermostats are dialed back, at home and at work.
And there you are, blowing on your fingers to make them work the keyboard, to knit, or even to write down
a telephone number.And since they don’t take long to make and use up odd yarns, they are a good
gift- easy and quick once you’ve made your first pair. The gift of warmth is always
welcome. With a matching storm hood, they are pretty close to fashionable, too.
The Materials you'll need for this Knitting Project:
Yarn and supplies: knitting worsted, bits and pieces from stash; one ball for a pair; or
two balls to make a pair of mitts and a hood. I like Cascade 220 for these, if you’re
buying for them, or Brown Sheep’s Lamb’s Pride Worsted (which takes a little more,
because the yardage is shorter than that of a standard knitting worsted), but anything that
knits 16/18 stitches to 4 inches/10 cm. will do just fine. Stripes, patterned cuffs, contrast
or complementary colors: the sky’s the limit. If you want a mohair cuff, combine one
strand of a DK weight yarn with one of mohair to make up the equivalent of a knitting
Needles: size 7, set of 5 doublepoints
Size 4 or 5, set of five doublepoints
Crochet hook for picking up dropped stitches
Yarn needle for weaving in.
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