In Swedish culture, a “fika” is a coffee break, an opportunity (however brief) to relax and enjoy a sweet treat. These mitts were inspired by that philosophy, by using knitting as a way to relax with a quick and colorful project in the middle of your daily routine.
The Fika Mitts are knit in the round from the cuff upwards. The thumb gusset is worked simultaneously with the hand. The thumb stitches are held while the colorwork on the hand is completed and then the thumb is finished.
The pattern includes two different adult sizes. The mitts are intended to fit more loosely around the wrist and more snugly around the hand. Choose the size where the finished knuckle circumference is smaller than your actual knuckle circumference.
Adult Small (Adult Large)
Knuckle Circumference: 7 (8)” / 17.75 (20.5) cm
Length: 7 (7¾)” / 17.75 (19.75) cm
Sport-weight yarn at approx. 123 yds (112 m) per 50 g (1.76 oz):
» MC: 105 (135) yds; 96 (124) m
» CC1: 17 (20) yds; 16 (19) m
» CC2: 12 (15) yds; 11 (14) m
» Adult Small shown in Knit Picks Paragon (50% merino, 25% silk, 25% alpaca; 123 yds (112 m) per 50 g (1.76 oz)): Kenai (MC), White (CC1), and Turmeric (CC2).
Needles and Notions:
US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge
Three stitch markers
Yarn needle; waste yarn
24 stitches / 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, after blocking
20 stitches / 52 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Fisherman Rib (unstretched), after blocking
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