Baby it’s cold outside! The outside temperatures have dropped here and my fingers get cold inside while I knit or cross-stitch or work on the computer.
I made a pair of fingerless mitts years ago when I wanted to learn to knit in the round with double-pointed needles. They were in my favorite colors and I wore them constantly in the fall and winter. And now, when it’s turned cold, I can’t find them. I’ve looked everywhere. I’ve been wearing the ones I made DH. But hey — it’s cold and he needs them. So . . . I finally decided to whip these up.
Pattern: Magic Mitts
By Jill Bell
Yarn Bee Snowflake Wool Blend – Crocus
@ 93 yards
U.S. 7 and 8 DPNs
Magic Mitts is a free download on Ravelry here. (Ravelry link — joining is free!) It’s a simple, straightforward pattern and a fun, quick knit! I LOVE this yarn! The crocus color makes me smile. The wool blend has a nice stretch and the mitts are warm and toasty. I added a few rows here and there to make them longer and cover more of the fingers. Specifically: added 3 rows between the thumb and ribbing, added 3 rows to the top ribbing, picked up 13 stitches in the thumb, and added 1 extra row in the thumb’s length.
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