Yankee Hill Mitts
These fingerless mitts are inspired by the companion cowl I designed for my sister-in-law after she gave me 3 colors of yarn to make her something with. My sister-in-law, an incredibly skilled woodworker, but not a patient knitter, was lured by the luscious colors and softness of some yarn while visiting a LYS (to purchase a gift for me). As hard as she tried, she could not get into knitting. Knowing my passion for knitting, she asked me if I would make her something out of the yarn she got.
It was an honor to me and I told her I’d love to. Letting the colors and yarn guide me, I wanted something interesting yet not too complicated. Simple stitch patterning, slipped stitches and alternating color rows became the result.
The name is a nod to where she lives, as well as her business.
Note: Circumference has about 1 - 1 ½” 2.5 -3.75cm negative ease
Circumference: 5”/6.75”/8.5” 13cm/17.5cm/21.5cm
Height (from top of wrist to to edge): 3”/4”/5” 7.75cm/10.5cm/12.75cm
Yarn: solstice luna DK (80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon) 200yds (183m)/115g
Color A: Oliver Twist
Color B: Moonshadow
Color C: Seamus Doodlebug
You need about 30/40/50g of each color.
Notions: US 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular needle (or needle size required to obtain gauge)