Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Fingerless Mittens (knit)


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.


Materials
  • 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
Instructions
  • 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!

Hug that mocha!
Stay warm!

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