Confetti Mitts

Emma over at Puddleside Musings has sent me a few hanks of hand-dyed yarn over the last couple of years. I’ve had vague ideas for them but then it came to April and I realised how Eastery this yarn (which her mum dyed and called Confetti Cake) looks. I decided it would make great spring-time fingerless mitts.

Project Details

PATTERN: My own (see Final Pattern at bottom of post)

NEEDLES: 3.25mm and 3mm KnitPro Symfonies
GAUGE: 24×36 per 10cm in stockinette
SIZE: XL (Adult Woman)

MATERIALS: 

STARTED: 28th April, 2020
FINISHED: 25th May, 2020

I originally decreased after the thumb to narrow at the wrist and then increased again to fit the forearm. However, I frogged back to the thumb because the spiral of KFB looked awful, and then again because I didn’t like the spiral of M1s and the arm was about half an inch too big and gaped despite the ribbing.

The second (third?) time around, I basically knitted a tube. I originally cast off with a 1×1 ribbing (knit the knits, purl the purls, slip one over the other) but it was way too tight for my arm.

I frogged the bind-off and used one from Very Pink Knits on YouTube (knit the knits and purl the purls, work two stitches and then k2tog through the back). It’s so much stretchier. The mitt actually fits my armmmmm. I’M SO HAPPY.

Now I just had to knit the second!

Final Pattern

CO 52 with 3.25mm needles  and divide (13st each)
Switch to 3mm needles
1x1 ribbing for 5r
Switch to 3.25mm needles
Stockinette for 18r
Slip 10st onto holder and finish round
CO 10st and finish knitting round
Stockinette for 54r
Switch to 3mm needles
1x1 ribbing for 19r
Switch to 3.25mm needles
Bind off (see updates)

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