Fiddle Knits Designs

Sitting in Trees
Fingerless mitts inspired by the Hobbit

Part of A Hobbit's Journey

Skill Level: Intermediate

Working knit stitches through the back loops makes the leaf pattern pop from the reverse stockinette background.

I knit my mitts using a gauge of 4.5 stitches per inch in the twisted seed stitch rib. This gave me an 8 inch palm following the smaller size. You can easily change the size of your finished mitts by varying yarn weight and gauge. The table below lists stitches per inch, cast on number, and finished palm size. The stitch pattern necessary for your gauge swatch is written below in the materials section.

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1 (1) skein Fiddle Knits Fibers, Andante 
[100% superwash merino; 218 yds; 100 g; worsted weight], Color: “Marsh”

US 7 / 4.5mm dpns, or 1 size smaller than main needles
US 8 / 5mm dpns
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

18 sts & 26 rnds = 4” in seeded ribbing on size 8 / 5mm needles.

Twisted Seed Rib (pattern for gauge)
Multiple of 9 stitches
Rnd 1: K1tbl, k1, p1, k1, k2tbl, k1, p1, k1
Rnd 2: K1tbl, p1, k1, p1, k2tbl, p1, k1, p1

1 stitch marker,
Tapestry needle for weaving ends.

Finished Sizes
See chart above Shown in size 8” palm

Photos by Erica Jackofsky
Modeled by Sal Filosa & Georgianne Jackofsky