May Featured Pattern and Knit-Along: Spiralling Star Fingerless Mittens

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It's May and it's (finally) getting warm enough to be out in the garden, but the nights are still cool.  The Spiraling Star Fingerless Mittens are that perfect solution for warm spring days and cool nights - and yes, they are the Featured Pattern for the May Knit-Along!
Don't have the pattern? It's 50% off for the month of May!
Someone wearing a pair of fingerless mittens. The mittens are knit in a dark green fingering-yarn and use a textured star stitch over the body of the mitten.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

The idea for the Spiralling Star Fingerless Mittens came from an online knit-along which challenged participants to create something using the Star Stitch pattern. While swatching, I found a particular version of the Star Stitch that created a spiral effect, and these mittens were born from that!
These fingerless mittens are worked from the cuff-up in the round, with the Star Stitch pattern continuing onto the thumb gusset. The top cuff, bottom cuff, and thumb are edged with 1 by 1 ribbing.

This pattern has written and charted instructions. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. 
Sample was worked in (sadly, now discontinued) MadelineTosh Eyre Light in "Mill Pond" - a substitute, I'd suggest *Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Fino, though any predominantly wool blend yarn with a decent amount of memory will work up well for these mittens.

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or in my Web Shop, the discount is available on both platforms.

Now, onto the Knit-Along!

For the month of May, any finished pair of mittens has a chance to win a $25 Gift Card from Knit Picks (US/Canada only at the moment, sorry!) or, 4 patterns of the winner's choice from my Web Shop!  To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed pair of mittens by May 31, 2023.  Please note that the mittens don't  have to have to have been started in May, just finished in May, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also enter to win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, Instagram, and, Discord, giving 4 chances to win in total!

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and #SarahDawnsDesignsMay2023 and/or share them to the Facebook Group or to the Discord! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (four possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Prize will be distributed by e-mail, Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform. Not sponsored or endorsed by Knit Picks/WeCrochet