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 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.
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
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