Mary Ann Stephens

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Chevron Fingerless Mittens PDF

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Chevron Fingerless Mittens PDF

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Ladies’ Fair Isle fingerless mittens knit with three different colors of sport weight alpaca yarn at a tighter-than-ball-band gauge to create an especially detailed, warm and durable fabric. Alternatively, if you’d like lighter weight fingerless mittens, you can use a wide variety of fingering weight yarns.

GAUGE: 36 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in stranded stockinette stitch.

NEEDLES: If you tend to knit loosely, try US size 1 / 2.25mm; if you tend to knit tightly, try US size 1 1/2 / 2.50mm. Be sure to use whatever size needle you need to obtain the given gauge.

YARN: The samples were knit in sport weight Dale Garn Alpakka, which is no longer available in North America. For substitutes, choose either a very lofty, very compressible sport weight yarn - alpaca yarns make a good choice for this type of dense fabric, without requiring much effort to compress - or use any fingering weight yarns which will compress down to the 9 sts/inch gauge.

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Ladies’ Fair Isle fingerless mittens knit with three different colors of sport weight alpaca yarn at a tighter-than-ball-band gauge to create an especially detailed, warm and durable fabric. Alternatively, if you’d like lighter weight fingerless mittens, you can use a wide variety of fingering weight yarns.

GAUGE: 36 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in stranded stockinette stitch.

NEEDLES: If you tend to knit loosely, try US size 1 / 2.25mm; if you tend to knit tightly, try US size 1 1/2 / 2.50mm. Be sure to use whatever size needle you need to obtain the given gauge.

YARN: The samples were knit in sport weight Dale Garn Alpakka, which is no longer available in North America. For substitutes, choose either a very lofty, very compressible sport weight yarn - alpaca yarns make a good choice for this type of dense fabric, without requiring much effort to compress - or use any fingering weight yarns which will compress down to the 9 sts/inch gauge.

I liked the idea of having some fingerless mittens with full finger mobility, so these are a bit shorter than some of my other fingerless mittens. But, they don’t have to be. If you’d like to lengthen the upper section, so that your fingers have more coverage, it’s as simple as can be - merely add some more 3-row repeats of the plain chevron motif before starting that upper striped motif.

Sample shows bottom edge folded inside at the picot line and hemmed; but, if you prefer, you can leave the bottom edge rolled up, un-hemmed.

Chevron Fingerless Mittens used three different-colored balls of Dale Garn Alpakka 100% alpaca wool yarn 
133 m / 145 yds per 50g / 1 ¾ oz ball

Colors in sample: 
A = 0007 Slate 
B = 0010 Off-White 
C = 2642 Beige

Note that the ball band gauge on Alpakka was 25 sts per 4” / 10cm (a sport weight gauge) yet the mittens were knit at 36 sts per 4” / 10cm (a fingering weight gauge). You’ll want to choose either a soft, very lofty yarn with a sport weight gauge close to Alpakka’s ball band gauge of 25, and knit it with smaller-than-ball-band needles (as indicated in the pattern) so that it forms a warm, dense, durable - but even - fabric at 36 sts per 4” / 10cm, or choose a fingering weight yarn, realizing that it won’t be as compressed as the sport weight choice.