In German a mitbringsel is a small gift brought by a guest or someone returning from a journey. I love that. Avoid showing up empty handed and keep your recipients hands warm with these fingerless mitts — perfect for gardening, cycling or typing. In fact I'm wearing these in my chilly studio as I type this.
They take just a small amount of yarn, ideal for using up leftovers. I used a couple of colours leftover from Pyukkleen for a coordinating but not matchy matchy set. The simple stranded colourwork pattern on Mitbringsel is closer to traditional Icelandic patterns than Fair Isle with shaping worked into the pattern and short repeats to avoid finger-catching floats. Glove fingers aren’t anyone’s idea of fun, but these use a neat I-cord trick that avoids working tiny tubes in the round and means you can knit four fingers at once.
20 sts and 20 rounds = 4" / 10cm in stranded colourwork in the round
One size — mitts measure approx. 9" / 23cm in length and 9 1/2" / 24cm in circumference Mitbringsel can easily be made smaller or larger by changing the gauge.
Learn all of the skills you need to make Mitbringsel with our beginner colourwork course. The Stranded Colourwork Basics course is a 4 week self-guided online knitting course, with continued access to the course so that you can return to each chapter for a refresher, again and again, whenever you need.
Size 9 US / 5.5mm dpns or long circular(s) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd
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