Birthstone is a pair of simple 2x2 ribbed fingerless mitts with a delicate 2-stitch cable motif on the backs of the hands. The designer, her husband, and her first daughter all have January birthdays and thankfully that month’s birthstone, Garnet, is one of her favorites. Since Shasta has colorways that match almost every birthstone these could make a great birthday gift for anyone! This pattern contains written instructions for the main portion of the mitt and a chart for the cabled section.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: 7” around hand(after blocking), one size fits most
Yarn: Baah Yarn Shasta in the Garnet colorway
Alternate yarn choices:
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash 50g/97yds
Malabrigo Rios 100g/210yds
Dream in Color Classy 110g/250yds
Needles: US size 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO GET GAUGE
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows = 4” in 2x2 twisted ribbing