FD-100 Sunspots Mitts
Sunspots are a bright orange variety of morning glory, another of my favorite flowers. Their small, brilliant blooms greet the sun each morning with a dazzling display. Mitts are worked in the round in an all-over pattern, resulting in mitts that work equally well on either hand. Thumb gusset is worked in stockinette stitch. Note on sizing: Using a fabric measuring tape, measure the hand around the widest point. Subtract 1 inch (2.5 cm). Make the size that is closest to that measurement. This stitch isn’t as stretchy as stockinette. The medium sized mitt stretches to snugly fit a hand with a 7.5-inch (19 cm) circumference.
Coordinates with Moonvine cowl. Also available with Moonvine in Morning Glory.
Yarn: fingering weight; 135 [175, 275] yards
Gauge: 35 sts and 44 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern, relaxed
Needles: US 1½ (2.5 mm) needles
Finished size: 4.75 [6.5, 8.25] inches; 12 [16.5, 21] cm
Notions: 3 stitch markers, smooth waste yarn or other holder for gusset sts, yarn needle
Skills: knit, purl, k2tog, k3tog, ssk, s1-k2tog-psso, YO, double YO, garter stitch in the round
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.