In this great little project, Jennifer Dassau has created a neat pair of fingerless mittens, with a wondrous yarn plus beads! A perfect pairing indeed!
She describes them as, "Steampunk inspired fingerless mitts with beaded, scalloped French cuff. The cuff is knit flat, then joined in the round to knit the garter stitch hand. Decorative buttons add personal style and close the cuff."
All that is needed is fingering weight yarn, 210 - 260 yards (192 - 238 m), and size 6/0 beads (96 of them) plus some neat buttons to finish it all off with.
The original photographed here was made using Tosh Merino Light, a lovely 440 yards, but any fingering weight yarn will work wonderfully.
Size: S/M (M/L): 6 (7)” palm circumference, 8.75 (9.5)” length measured flat, to fit 7-7.75 (7.75-8.5)” hand circumference. The cuff is one size, and the extremely stretchy garter stitch hand fits a wide range of hand sizes.
The directions are both written and charted; overall the skill level here is for intermediate knitters.
Suggested needles are US 6 DPNs or 32” circular needles if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge plus one spare US 6 needle for 3-needle BO.
You'll also need a US 10 (1.15 mm) crochet hook, or thinner for placing beads.
Don't forget that you will also want four small ball buttons, size 5mm recommended.
These are lovely -- fun to make, great to wear.