Pool Mitts, English
The Pool Mitts are close-fitting, light fingerless mitts, perfect for indoors in winter or for outdoors in the transitional seasons.
They are worked in a subtle rib pattern, which helps to keep a good fit. It is a very easy pattern that I learned from a lovely British lady by a pool in Dubai back in November 2019. I have since used this pattern on these mitts and on a shawl. Together, the mitts and the shawl make a beautiful set. I prefer my “sets” to not be too matchy-matchy, so I have made the mitts in this sophisticated sandy beige color, and the shawl in a light, dusty green.
It you want the subtle rib pattern to really show, I recommend choosing a solid color, not too dark – but you can of course use whichever color you prefer.
s/m – approximately 17,5 cm (7 inches) around the hand, and 20 cm (8 inches) long
m/l – approximately 20 cm (8 inches) around the hand, and 22 cm (8.7 inches) long
If you prefer closefitting mitts, I recommend 1-4 cm (0.4-1.6 inches) negative ease.
44 – 55 gr (145-182 meters) sport weight – or fingering weight held with a lace weight
Sample is knit in 100% Mongolian Cashmere Sport, colorway Beach House, from A Knitters World: https://www.aknittersworld.dk/collections/cashmere/products/100-mongolian-cashmere-sport-beach-house
Suggested needle size
3,25 mm (US 3) circular (for working Magic Loop) or DPNs
Needle size is only a suggestion. Always adjust needle size to achieve gauge!
24 sts x 18 rnds in pattern = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches after blocking