Topiary Fingerless Mitts
A garden is a thing of beauty, and this one is a joy forever. These mitts feature corrugated ribbing, purl ridges for textural contrast, a classic speckled trellis pattern, stockinette stripes, and a sweet topiary design.
Skills Needed: Working with two colors; working in the round; reading colorwork charts; trapping floats; increasing; decreasing; backward loop cast on, cable cast on.
Size: Women’s Medium with short (medium, long) cuff
Width: Approx. 8" [20.3 cm]; Length: Approx. 6 ½" [16.5 cm] (7 ¼" [18.4 cm], 10" [25.4 cm]).
Yarn: 2 skeins DK yarn, approximately 200 yds each – 1 skein each of two colors.
Cover photo knit in Weston Hill Farms Cottage Spun Sport in Natural Gray (Sport/5 ply;100% Wool;
250 yards; 80-100 g) and All Ways Wild & Wooly Wool by Liz Sport/DK in Natural (Sport/5 ply;
72% Wool, 28% Silk; 200 yards/weight not given).
Needles & Gauge:
US size 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
US size 2.5 (3 mm) double pointed needles for short or medium cuff lengths only
Gauge: 28 sts and 37½ rnds= 4" [10 cm] in charted pattern stitch. Take time to determine gauge.
Other Materials: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, tape measure.
Cuff sections work up at a looser gauge than the charted colorwork sections.
Tech edited and test knitted.