Mitbringsel

Stranded colourwork fingerless mitts

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.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    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.

    VERSION INFORMATION

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  • YARN 

    Shown in Jamieson of Shetland’s Shetland Heather (100% Shetland wool, 101 yds / 92m, 1.76oz / 50g)
    C1 — 107 Mogit 
    C2 — 331 Gingersnap 
    C3 — 1060 Cedar 
    Approx 55 yds / 50m of each colour 

    NOTIONS

    Darning needle; scrap yarn, stitch holder or spare dpns for holding sts; medium size crochet hook 

     

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Details

Gauge

20 sts and 20 rounds = 4" / 10cm in stranded colourwork in the round

Sizing


Supplies

Yarn

Shown in Jamieson of Shetland's Shetland Heather

Approx 55 yds / 50m of each colour

Needles and notions

Size 9 US / 5.5mm dpns or long circular(s) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd


Version information