Single Evening Mitts

I found myself wanting to use a yarn of which I only had 50 grams, which corresponds to 100 meters. Lovely yarn – “Soyeuse” from La Droguerie, a magnificent haberdashery store in several large French cities. My friend Lisbeth brought it the last time she was in France, and I have been pondering what to use it for ever since.

Yesterday, I suddenly decided that I wanted to wear it. So, what could be easier than to whip up a set of mitts / wrist warmers? The yarn was already divided in 2 portions, so I cast on for 2 mitts on the same time on a long circular needle.

These mitts have become a pattern.

I was done by this morning, having spent just a couple of hours on it yesterday – actually, I could have well finished them during the evening last night (hence the name!).

Featuring a 1×1 rib and moss stitch, the trickiest part of these mitts is the cast on and the bind off – both tubular, my favorite for edges that need to be firm but still stretchy, and look pretty all the while. The methods are easy enough, once you get the hang of them. Included in the pattern are links to tutorials, where the techniques are explained in detail.

I used DK weight yarn, and these mitts will work well in all kinds of DK weight left overs – I used only about 75 meters, 38 grams! It depends on how long you want them, which you can decide along the way.

The 1×1 ribbing secures a snug fit, while the moss stitch section breaks the monotony of the ribbing, while at the same time showing off the yarn in another way.

Wanna see more? See my Ravelry project page for more details on the project, the pattern page on Ravelry, or directly download the free pattern here.