On the Farm Fingerless Mitts Knitting Pattern: Yarn Recommendations

Fallen in love with the On the Farm Fingerless Mitts knitting pattern but have no idea what yarn to use? Continue reading for color recommendations using Western Sky Knits yarn (the yarn that I used), for affordable yarn recommendations, and for a list of resources to search for other yarns that will work for the pattern!


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!



I designed this pattern using Western Sky Knits' Merino 17 DK yarn in colorways Sage and Green, to represent the dirt and green crops. These fingerless mitts look great with any two contrasting yarns: solid, tonal, speckled, or variegated. I would, however, advise against using two highly speckled or variegated yarns.


Note: All yarn images are from the credited websites.


I used Western Sky Knits Merino 17 DK in Sage and Dune.


Western Sky Knits Colors


Really, most any color from the Western Sky Knits website would work well for this pattern. The main thing is to select two contrasting colors that won't fade too much -- just so the colorwork is visible. Here are a handful of color combinations that I have put together, using a variety of DK weight bases from the Western Sky Knits shop.


Robin + Fishbowl, on Tweed Base

North Sea + Dark Waters, on Merino 17 base

Brooks Blue + Elephant, on Yak base