A tributary of the Merced River that flows through Yosemite Valley in California, Tenaya Creek starts high in the mountains at Tenaya Lake in Tuolumne Meadows, flows through the Tenaya Canyon and drops more than 1000 feet over the Pywiack Cascade into a valley far below Cloud’s Rest. Later it begins a more leisurely path, and widens into Mirror Lake at the base of Half Dome, before joining its waters with the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, California.

These finger-less mitts have rivulets of pattern running down the side of each hand. Knit exactly the same as each other, the mitts can be worn on either hand—there’s no confusion with making one for the right, and a different one for the left. Expanded size range means you can knit matching mitts for the whole family!

Notice: Tenaya now written in 8 sizes (instead of the original 3), and has new models, updated photos, and has been tech edited with all these changes. Pattern update released November 14, 2014.

Tenaya coordinates with Merced socks.

There is errata for Tenaya.

Yarn: 100, 125, 150, 175 [225, 250, 300, 325] yards.
Model: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Addiction in Grape Jelly in third smallest size; 175 yards in 50 grams; 100% extra fine merino wool.
Gauge: 7½ stitches per inch in stockinette in the round.
Needles: Size 1 (2.25 mm)
Crochet hooks: Size B (2.25 mm) or larger
Finished size: 4, 5.25, 6.5, 7.5 [8.5, 9.5, 10.75, 11.5] inches; 10, 13.5, 16.5, 19 [21.5, 24, 27.5, 29] cm.
Notions: 5 stitch markers, cable needle (optional), 2 pieces smooth fingering weight waste yarn in a contrasting color.

Skills: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, p2tog, s2-k1-p2sso, 3-stitch cable, knitting in the round.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.

Thank you!

Many, many thanks to my wonderful test knitter, Denise, who describes herself as a novice knitter, but is so much more than that.