Some times you need your fingers accessible for getting keys out of a pocket or pulling money out of your wallet or for getting a good feel of of the fabric when babywearing outdoors. These fingerless mittens do the trick! They knit up quick with bulky yarn and you only weave in two ends.
- Lion's Pride Wooldspun in Fisherman
- 80% acrylic/20% wool
- bulky (5)
- Product Care Instructions: Items made from this yarn may be laundered through the use of hottest available water, detergent or soap, agitation, and a machine designed for this purpose. A machine dryer may be regularly used at the hottest available temperature setting.
- four US double pointed needles
- yarn needle
- Cast on 28 sts. Divide evenly among three dpns and join, being careful not to twist sts. K2, P2 ribbing until cuff measures 3 inches.
- Stockinette for another 3 inches (6 inches from bottom edge).
- Bind off 5 sts for thumbhole. Continue stockinette pattern in the round until you come to the bound off sts and cast on 5 sts.
- Continue stockinette for 4 rounds.
- Change to K2, P2 ribbing for 6 rounds.
- Bind off loosely.
- Weave in ends.
- Make the second half using same instructions above.
For reference, I wear a size extra small glove. If you would like these longer or shorter, adjust by knitting more rounds of ribbing and/or stockinette. For my next pair, I may try binding off 6 sts for the thumbhole and only casting back on 3 sts so the thumbhole isn't as big and the top ribbing is a little more snug!
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