The ‘Mitaines Rainbow Mitts’ pattern bu Elise Dupont is one of those patterns that has you reaching for the needles the moment you see it. The perfect marriage of simplicity and clever colour choice make this pattern hard to resist. Want another reason to cast on? It’s a free pattern!
The mitts are knit from the fingers down, with each coloured finger using only two to three grams of yarn, giving this project a big thumbs up in the using up scraps department. It would be fun to use a set of mini skeins to create a pair of matching mitts, if you would prefer a more uniform look. Alternatively, use up some leftover self-striping yarn for something a little exciting.
There are many yarns that would be suitable for a project like this one, with the obvious choices being from sock suitable blends to give hard wearing properties. They’d be super cosy in alpaca, particularly if the pattern was adjusted to give full fingers (cast on like a toe up sock, perhaps?) and the fluffy halo would work well in the plain stocking stitch pattern. A more muted option could be to use breed yarns in their natural colours, for some super-sheepy mitts.
What would you knit yours in?
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