These elbow-length fingerless mitts are as easy and fun to knit as they are to wear.
They’re worked seamlessly in the round with easy cables and colorwork, both perfect for new-bees, roll the ribbing down to expose your fingers as much or as little as you like, or unroll it completely to (mostly) cover your fingers to keep them toasty! You’ll start with 1x1 ribbing, then work ‘repeating circle’ cables for a bit, and on to the colorwork bees after a short bit of stockinette, ending with 2x1 ribbed upper cuff, and finishing off with the afterthought thumb.
I’m hoping that these cuties will help bring awareness to the threat of survival for the bees and their critical role in the environment. As you’ve probably already heard, they are now officially on the endangered species list! SAVE THE BEES!!
I’ll be donating 25% of all sales of this pattern to The Bee Cause, who provides youth with opportunities to understand, engage, and learn from honey bees in order to connect with the natural environment while developing STEAM skills. To date, The Bee Cause Project has provided hives for 300 schools in 50 states and 4 countries that are a part of the Bee Cause community. It all starts with education!
7 1/2” circumference at bottom (wrist)
9 1/2” circumference at top (elbow)
Approx 16”/40.5cm long.
Old Rusted Chair Squish DK
250 yds/229 meters, 115g/4.06oz
4 ply 100% Superwash Merino
MC Sunspot Baby - 1 FULL skein used
CC Ridin’ the Storm Out - less than half a skein used
24 sts x 29 rows = 4”/10cm stockinette, blocked
I suggest swatching with your CC yarn so you don’t run out of
US5/3.75mm circulars for magic loop for ribbing
US5/3.75mm DPNS for thumb
US7/4.5mm circulars for magic loop
US7/4.5mm DPNS for colorwork bees
You could use circulars or DPNs for eveything, but I prefer
magic loop for the bulk of the sleeve, switching to DPNs
for the colorwork bees.