In German a mitbringsel is a small gift brought by a guest or someone returning from a journey. Avoid showing up empty handed and keep your recipients hands warm with these fingerless mitts - perfect for gardening, cycling or typing. They take just a small amount of yarn, ideal for using up scraps. The simple stranded colorwork pattern on Mitbringsel is closer to traditional Icelandic patterns than Fair Isle with shaping worked into the pattern and short repeats to avoid finger-catching floats. Glove fingers aren't anyone’s idea of fun, but these use a neat I-cord trick that avoids working tiny tubes in the round and means you can knit four fingers at once.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished measurements: mitts measure approx. 9” in length and 9.5 in circumference
Yarn: Shown in Jamieson of Shetland’s Shetland Heather (100% Shetland wool, 101 yds / 92m, 1.76oz / 50g) C1 107 Mogit, C2 - 331, Gingersnap C3 1060 Cedar; approx 55 yds (WEBS does not carry this yarn)
Needles: Size 9 US (5.5mm) dpns
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 (20) rounds = 4” in st st (stranded colorwork) in the round