Fingerless mitts for the whole family with an interesting construction method that follows the shape of the hand. Simple rib and garter stitch highlight the architectural lines and show off the subtle depth of semi-solid yarns. Using only a small amount of yarn they're an excellent way to use up leftover sock yarn.
The mitts begin at the cuff which is worked in the round using the magic loop technique. A provisional cast on is used to add stitches for the hand which is worked back and forth in garter stitch with an I-cord edge and decreased across the live cuff stitches. Instead of a traditional gusset, shaping for the thumb is added by working across the hand and remaining cuff stitches, decreasing where they join to create a triangle of garter stitch across the palm. The remaining garter stitches are joined to the provisional cast on stitches above the thumb with a three needle bind off and triangular gusset that is worked downwards to join the remaining thumb stitches. The thumbs are then worked in the round. The only cast-on and bound-off edges are at the base of the cuff and the top of the thumb and the only finishing required before gifting is weaving in the ends and blocking. The pattern includes detailed step-by-step photos.
28 sts and 56 rows = 4" / 10cm in garter st 40 sts and 48 rows = 4" / 10cm in 2x2 rib (un-stretched).
Toddler[kid, adult s, m, l, xl] Finished knuckle circumference: 4½[5½, 6¼, 7, 8, 8¼]" / 11.5[13.5, 15.5, 18, 20, 22]cm - choose a size closest to the body measurement. Finished length: 3¾[4¾, 5¾, 6½, 7½, 8¼]" / 9.5[12, 14, 16.5, 18.5, 20.5]cm
Fingering weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal. Shown in MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light in Tern and Ink.
Needles and notions
Size US 2½ / 3mm 24" / 60cm or longer circular needle.
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