Portrait of Sierra Roberts
by: Sierra Roberts

Fall in love with mitts? Whole Wide World Fingerless Mitts knitting pattern is here!

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Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine Yarn is, in a word, awesome.  It’s super soft (75% alpaca, 25% polyamide), the colors are great, and that little bit of nylon in there is perfect for adding some durability to such a luxe fiber.

 

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This yarn is undeniably good for socks (and darn nice ones at that!) but I had something different in mind. I really wanted a pair of slouchy, color blocked fingerless mitts. Introducing the Whole Wide World - Fingerless Mitts! Available as a download too: Whole Wide World - Fingerless Mitts Download!

 

I decided to make them flat on straight needles, sewing up the sides at the end. I did this primarily because I wanted the seam to give the piece a tiny bit more structure. These are meant to be relatively loose fitting, and I didn’t want them to constantly be bunching up around my wrists. The seams give just enough stability to keep that from happening.

Once I knit up the first pair and saw how much yarn was left, I decided to make another set. My husband was so enamored with first pair, I decided to make the second set for him. These will go in the hat/mitten/scarf bin this winter, and I guarantee we will be fighting over who gets to wear them. The good news is, you and your loved one won’t have to fight because at 461 yards a skein there’s plenty of yarn to make mitts for both of you, and then some!

My original intent with this pattern was rather sappy and romantic (thus I named it after my favorite song about love). I love the thought of buying two skeins of a beautiful yarn and having just enough yardage to make two pairs of mitts – perfect for you and your partner. But let’s be serious: it’s almost gift giving time. Whether you celebrate the winter holidays or just enjoy giving lovingly handmade gifts to your friends and family, these mitts are great!

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The pattern includes instructions for a color blocked version and a striped version. Play with colors and see what you come up with! And when they’re finished, post a photo of them on Instagram and tag us (@halcyonyarn) – we’d love to see what you made!

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