Desert Star Mitts

Inspired by my family’s Native American roots, this design celebrates the beautiful geometric patterns found in Native American artwork. Knit in the round, these striking fingerless mitts feature ribbed cuffs, a gusseted thumb, and a bold color work motif on the palm and back of each hand. The stranded color work creates a super cozy double-layered fabric via the floats that are carried along the inside of the piece. Worked in a 100% alpaca yarn, you’ve got the ultimate in softness, warmth, and wearability!

Mittens shown back of hand side up.

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Desert Star Mitts Knitting Pattern

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SIZE & FIT

Sized for adults in S (M, L) to fit 6.75 (7.5, 8)” / 17 (19, 20.5) cm hand circumferences and intended to be worn with 0.25” / 0.5 cm positive ease. 

To determine the correct size, measure around the widest part of the wearer’s knuckles and choose the closest matching size. If in doubt, go up a size.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Hand Circumference: 7 (7.75, 8.25)” / 18 (19.5, 21) cm.

Length: 6.5 (6.75, 7)” / 16.5 (17, 18) cm.

YARN

114 (144, 174) yards / 104 (132, 159) meters 100% alpaca light worsted/dk weight yarn. Sample shown in Juniper Moon Farm “Herriot;” 100% baby alpaca, 218 yards / 199 meters per 100 gram skein in the following approximate amounts: 

Color 1, #04 Walnut, 35 (40, 45) yards / 32 (37, 41) m; 

Color 2, #01 Talc, 35 (40, 45) yards / 32 (37, 41) m; 

Color 3, #03 Bullrush, 44 (64, 84) yards / 40 (59, 77) m.

GAUGE

25 sts & 25 rnds = 4” / 10 cm on larger needles, worked in the rnd in Desert Star color work pattern and measured after wet blocking.

NOTIONS

4 stitch markers (1 unique, 3 matching), and a yarn needle.

NEEDLES

One set 6 US / 4 mm  needles*  (or size to obtain gauge in Desert Star color work pattern).

One set 5 US / 3.75 mm needles* (or one size smaller than needed for gauge).

*Use DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, according to your preferences for small circumference knitting in the round.

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