The Periwinkle Dragon

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Fade Out Mitts

The Fade Out Mitts are inspired by the joy of mixing sock yarn leftovers in a new and interesting way! These unconventional mitts are constructed thumb-first, including a gusset, then the hand is worked, followed by the fingers and finally the wrist and cuff. Watch these mitts transform as you knit them from just a few stitches into something truly unique and beautiful!

Top-down view of palms of hands wearing mittens in shades of blue with a grey stripe across the palm between the blue sections. Top-down view of backs of hands wearing bright yellow, blue, and orange mittens with a multicoloured stripe across the palm between the colours. Side view of hand wearing bright yellow, blue, and orange mittens with a multicoloured stripe across the palm between the colours.

These mitts are worked thumb-first. Although they are constructed unconventionally, they are shaped mostly using straightforward increases and decreases, along with a few sections of short rows. They are perfect for using mini-skeins or leftovers and letting your creativity run wild. No matter what fade you choose, these mitts will be truly unlike any others!

This pattern requires the knitter to be able to knit a small circumference in the round on double-pointed needles. There are links to video tutorials for many required techniques, such as German short rows, appropriate cast ons/bind offs, and Kitchener stitch. This pattern has no charts and is accessible to an intermediate knitter.

To set up a fade for these mitts, you will need to choose a central colour that works with three other colours that “branch off” from it. Or, try a single colour that is self-striping, or a solid colour plus leftovers. Let your creativity run wild!

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