I do like fingerless mitts as they allow you to text, access your handbag or sort out coins for the parking meter – all of which are much more complicated when you’re wearing traditional gloves. They are also much easier to knit which is an added bonus!
Fingerless mitts are not only easier to knit than gloves, they also need a bit less yarn too. For example, in the Fingerless Mittens here you only need about 32gm of the main colour and 12gm of the contrasting shade. That means that you can often make good use of oddments left over from a previous project.
The mosaic colour patterning is really interesting to work and brings extra warm into the hand area so the mitts are both stylish and comfortable. For more information about the Fingerless Mittens, please click here.
You will need about 1 ball of yarn for the mitts and another 2 balls if you want to also make the matching cowl. For more details about the Winter Warrior Mitts & Cowl, please click here.
The mitts are worked in one of my favourite yarns, Willow & Lark Nest which is a super-toasty wool and cashmere mix. I wrote about that yarn here when I was introducing the Grayswood Scarf, and also earlier this year when if you had been in Cornwall you might have heard a knitter furiously knitting at 2am in the morning of her daughter’s wedding!
The Frost Fighter Mitts are worked flat and then seamed together leaving an opening for the thumb. This means that the mitts can be worn either way up, which is useful for cyclists. For more photos and information about this cozy headband and mitts set, please see Anna’s Ravelry store here.
Next time, I will be changing my focus from fingers down to toes to look at some socks to knit for the winter days ahead.
Until then – Happy Knitting!
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