Sumatra Mitts (Free)
Fingerless mitts are the perfect project for wildly variegated yarns like Swans Island's gorgeous Ikat Fingering because they are small enough to add a splash of fun to your ensemble without drawing too much attention - and they're quick to knit! Enter the Sumatra Mitts from Swans Island. This Stockinette design has a rolled brim around the palm, and it is knit in the round with no thumb gusset and no wrist shaping, so you don't need to worry about increasing or decreasing. In fact, all you need to know is how to knit and purl in the round! Whether you're looking for a quick project to show off your hand-dyes, or you want to make your first pair of fingerless mitts, this versatile pattern will work for you.
Sizes: S (M, L); each size may be knit in shortest, medium, or longest lengths
Finished Measurements: Circumference - 6 (6.75, 7.75)"; Shortest Length - 6.25 (7.25, 7.25)"; Medium Length - 7.5 (8.5, 8.5)"; Longest Length - 9 (9.75, 9.75)"
Yarn: Swans Island Natural Colors Collection Fingering, (100% Organic Merino Wool, 100g/525yds); 1 skein, shown in color YF101 Indigo/Natural - Special Edition
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) double pointed needles
Gauge: 7 sts x 9 rounds = 1" (28 sts x 36 rounds = 4") over Stockinette stitch