Squishy mitts fit the bill for fulfilling an elusive flavor profile in our knitting wardrobe, right? Umami means savory in Japanese, and these Fisherman’s Rib fingerless mitts are savory indeed. Fisherman’s Rib is worked in the round and combined with a lace panel traveling up the back of the hand. Umami Mitts are knit with a hearty lightweight yarn from John Arbon in the UK, making a pair of mitts that will be worn for years.
Kits for Umami Mitts were November’s shipment for Lola’s Choice (Laura’s super fun small knitted kit club). If you don't want to miss out on future kits you should sign up!
170 (212) yards of fingering weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
John Arbon Textiles, Devonia 4-ply (50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Devon Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Devon Wensleydale; 212 yd [194 m]/ 1.76 oz [50 g])
color: Pollen Gold
US Size 2 [2.75 mm] double-pointed needles or 1 long circular needle, or one size larger than needed to obtain gauge
US Size 1.5 [2.5 mm] double-pointed needles or 1 long circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap yarn for stitch holder
Palm circumference: 7 (8) inches [18, (20) cm], unstretched.
Choose the size closest to your palm circumference. This fabric will stretch a lot and is quite forgiving.
28 sts x 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked on smaller ndl
24 sts x 25 rnds =4 inches in fisherman’s rib, blocked on smaller ndl