Some of my most-worn knits this winter have been fingerless mitts; I wear them pretty much every day, and I find that they're great for both driving and walking around town. Although most days in Seattle, a full mitten is overkill, having just a little bit of warmth on my hands helps keep my fingers toasty. They're also a ridiculously fast project - so fast that I'm not sure why I haven't knit more of them!
I've had this Tosh Chunky in the colorway Opaline in my stash for three or four years, and a few days ago, I decided it was time to make it into mitts. I had forgotten how beautiful and squishy this yarn is - the colorway is almost iridescent, gently shifting from pale violet to glazed blues and pinks with each stitch. (Even Lumberjack commented on how pretty it is.)
The pattern is called Meg's Fingerless Mitts, from Serial Knitters out in Kirkland, although unfortunately it's not listed on Ravelry. It only took me a few hours to knit these up, and I've already given them a bath! Now I just have to be patient and let them dry before I weave in their ends and start wearing them everywhere.
These are so pretty! I've been meaning to make some fingerless mitts all winter now and I still haven't gotten round to it. I'll save this pattern, maybe it'll finally motivate me to get a pair done :)
I should get around to making fingerless mitts... my hands get so cold, but I find I still want use of them, so mittens or gloves don't work for me... I guess I'll have to add them to my to-knit list!
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