On the Farm Fingerless Mitts

Warm, cozy, simple, and fun. The On the Farm Fingerless Mitts are a quick and easy-to-knit DK weight colorwork project, available in five adult sizes. They make a great project for playing with two-color combos!
The techniques used in this pattern are very simple. If you're comfortable with the knit stitch and familiar with working in the round, these mitts are a great project for you! Learn more about the techniques used in this pattern here.

Yarn requirements differ based on size, but for all sizes, the mitts require less than 50 grams of DK weight for each color. For more information on yarn requirements, click here.

There's a knit-a-long for this pattern! Knit the My Forever Home Collection with fellow Montana and fiber enthusiasts, and have a chance to win prizes through January 31, 2021! Learn more about the Montana KAL here!
Farmers' crops are growing rapidly. What seems to have just been little sprouts shooting from beneath the ground have suddenly grown into tall, leafy stalks. You look down the rows: clear, straight, and neatly planted. Close to you, the rows are well-defined. You can see the dirt and the stalks separately. But as you look up and into the distance, the rows start to blend together, becoming a vast sea of green.
The On the Farm Mitts are inspired by rows of Montana farmland, with the colorwork representing the well-defined rows that fade and blend into green, bushy crops. On the Farm is one of five knitting patterns in the "My Forever Home" Collection.
 
Mittens are all fine and dandy except for when you need to use your hands! You find yourself constantly taking your gloves or mittens off because you need to be able to use your hands. Unlocking the front door, sending a text message, knitting outside in the chilly weather, checking on the fall garden. Your most practical solution is to wear fingerless mitts - you can keep your hands warm and your fingers free - so you go about your daily life conveniently, even after the weather has turned cool! On the Farm is your favorite fingerless mitts pattern because you love the simplistic design and the DK weight coziness. 
 

It's been a long day, a long week, a long month. You're exhausted and needing a simplistic, meditative knit, but a simple garter or stockinette project isn't your jam (probably because you'll fall asleep if your mind isn't engaged). Your go-to project for times like this is the On the Farm Fingerless Mitts pattern. It's simple, quick and easy to knit, but it's still engaging and interesting. You love the flow: simple 1-by-1 ribbing, 1-by-1 colorwork, a few increases here and there, a few rows of colorwork that gradually gets farther apart, and then stockinette. The project always flies by so quick! You have a couple pairs that you keep for yourself, and the rest are added to your gift knitting collection.

 
The techniques used in this pattern are simple and include knits, purls, two-color colorwork, M1R / M1L increases, and a sewn bind off. I recommend that you feel comfortable with the knit stitch and are familiar with working in the round prior to starting this project. That way, you can learn and practice the other techniques confidently.
All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step (written and charted) instructions with linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence and joy. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.
 
Sizing
   Adult (XS, S, M) (L, XL)

   Mitt Circumference: (7, 7.5, 8) (8.5,          9) in / (18.5, 19.5, 20.5) (22, 23) cm

   Total Mitt Length: (6.5, 7.5, 8) (8.5,          9.5) in / (17, 19, 20) (22, 24) cm
Yarn
   (57, 68, 74) (85, 92) yds / (52, 62,            67) (78, 84) m; (24, 28, 31) (36,            39) grams DK weight yarn for              Main Color
 
   (46, 52, 61) (67, 79) yds / (42, 48,            56) (61, 73) m; (19, 22, 26) (28,            33) grams DK weight yarn for              Contrast Color
Design used Western Sky Knits Merino 17 DK in Dune and Sage. Get color & yarn recommendations here.
Gauge
   20 stitches, 22 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in        stockinette stitch with colorwork
Construction
   Cuff up, in the round
Tools
   4.0 mm (US size 6) – or size needed        to obtain stockinette gauge – 16”            (or longer) circular needles for              magic loop OR double-pointed              needles OR 9” circular needles
 
   3.75 mm (US size 5) – or one size            smaller than needle used to get            gauge – 16” (or longer) circular            needles for magic loop OR double-        pointed needles OR 9” circular              needles
   Darning needle
   Stitch holder or waste yarn
   Stitch marker, optional
 

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