So I was successful in squeezing out a pair of fingerless mitts from the little tiny bit of Malabrigo leftover from the Koolhaas hat. I weighed the yarn I had left and it was 1.20oz. At 215 yards per 3.5 oz that’s just under 75 yards. Not a lot of yarn to work with….
But they turned out really nice! And I even had about 2 yards left over. Here’s what I did:
75-Yard Mmmalabrigo Fingerless Mitts:
a small amount (75ish yards, 1.20 oz) of Malabrigo.
Size 7 & 8 Double Pointed Needles
A stitch holder
A stitch marker for marking the beginning of the round and 2 other stitch markers for marking increases
Cast on 32 stitches with size 8 needles. Join for knitting in the round being careful not to twist.
Work K2, P2 rib for 9 rounds. (the cuff was a little bit short – if you have more yarn you might want to make this a bit longer)
Knit 2 rounds plain.
Setup Round: K16, Place Marker, Increase 1, K1, Increase 1, Place Marker, Knit to end of round
Round 1: K around slipping all markers
Round 2: K around slipping all markers
Round 3: K to first marker, slip marker, increase 1, K to next marker, Increase 1, Slip Marker, K to end of round.
Repeat rounds 1-3 until you have 13 stitches between the markers – row 18 since the end of the ribbing.
Next Round: K around slipping all markers
Next Round: K to first marker, remove marker, Bind off 12 stitches, remove marker, knit to end of round.
Knit 7 rounds plain.
Work 4 rounds in K2, P2 ribbing
Switch to size 7 Double Pointed Needles
Work 5 more rounds
Bind off loosely in pattern.
Weave in ends and block if desired. Repeat for second mitt.
And to update you on Matt’s coworkers… He gave this set to the guy with the cold ears today:
And everyone – especially the one who thought that handknit hats suck – was impressed. Mission Accomplished.
Oh and mmmalabrigo march isn’t over just yet. I have a couple more projects brewing:
More info (and possibly patterns) tomorrow!