ON THE FARM FINGERLESS MITTS
The On the Farm Fingerless Mitts is one of five knitting patterns in the “My Forever Home” Collection, a collection of DK weight patterns inspired my home state: Montana.
10% of pattern sale profits Nov 8 - Dec 8, 2020 will go to Montana Rescue Mission to help the homeless in Montana.
ABOUT 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.
The On the Farm Fingerless Mitts design references the millions of acres of farmland covering the state of Montana. 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. But as you look up and into the distance, the rows start to blend together, becoming a vast sea of green, bushy crops. The colorwork reflects this visually, as the rows of MC gradually fade into the CC as you reach the top of the mitt.
This pattern is worked bottom up in the round. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.
This pattern includes both written and charted instructions, but the instructions are separated within the pattern PDF, so you can just print what you need.
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
The design sample is worked in the Adult S size.
(57, 68, 74) (85, 92) yds / (52, 62, 67) (78, 84) m; (24, 28, 31) (36, 39) grams DK weight yarn for Main Color
AND (46, 52, 61) (67, 79) yds / (42, 48, 56) (61, 73) m; (19, 22, 26) (28, 33) grams DK weight yarn for Contrast Color
Designed using Western Sky Knits Merino 17 DK in Dune and Sage.
This design was created as a collaboration with Western Sky Knits. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.
20 stitches, 22 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with colorwork
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
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Stitch marker, optional
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 should 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 instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.
Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!
I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.