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Holli Yeoh | Gumdrops Mittens

Gumdrop Mittens

Goody, goody gumdrops – the polka dots on these cozy mittens are such fun. Go crazy with colour here and knit every row of gumdrops a different color, or be subtle with tone on tone. There is a size for everyone: babies to grandpas. Instructions for both traditional mittens and fingerless gloves are included.

Main colour is worsted weight. Contrasting coloured dots are worked with a double strand of DK weight which may be substituted with worsted weight.

Yarn

Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)
RainCity Knits Superwash Worsted and BFL DK

Needles

4.5 mm / US 7

Gauge

16 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Size/Finished Measurements

Finished hand circumference: 4 ½ (5 ¼, 6 ¼, 7, 8, 8 ¾, 9 ¾)” / 10 (12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21) cm

Techniques

Knitting in the round, decreases, slip stitches, drop stitches, using a yarn placeholder.

Pattern Support/Errata/Tutorials

Tutorial: Waste Yarn Placeholder
Tips & Techniques: Teeny Tiny DPNs