Bay City Mitts
Bay City - not a place, but where the good times are… at least as far as my mum is concerned and these were designed for her.
The pattern is for a pair of fingerless mitts in sport weight yarn with a side seam thumb gusset. A simple cast off stitch gradually fades to stockinette to give all over texture. the textural detail is perfect for showcasing tonal and solid yarns like this one with added sparkle, whilst the fading sections can also be used to match with a set of gradient minis.
Skills required: Stitches used include knitting, purling, twisted stitches (ktbl), slipped stitches, passing stitches over, increases and decreases.
Techniques used include: knitting in the round, ribbing, putting stitches on hold and picking up stitches
Experience: Improving beginner
Specific tags: #baycitymitts #westbeachknits
Finished size: Medium (Large)
Approx Circumference: 7 (8.5)“/ 17.5 (21.5) cm
Materials and tools:
45-60g Sport weight yarn
Medium sample uses: 45g
Large sample uses: 55g
One skein of sport weight yarn (100g) can yield one pair of medium mitts along with one matching Bay City Hat (medium, classic brim).
US 3/3.25mm needles with 16” cable, or DPNs to gain correct gauge.
Gauge: 30 stitches x 40 rounds = 4”/10cm stockinette
Notions: Stitch markers, yarn needle, waste yarn