* meeting 1 * january 2013 *
these fingerless mittens knit up quickly, make great gifts, and are perfect for those of us addicted to touch screen devices. i’ve found them an indispensable addition to my cool weather gear and cool weather gifting, and thus they are the perfect first project for knitting club! have fun with these - try new color combinations, switch colors between cuffs, go with a self-striping yarn, make the arm-band longer, adorn them with felt flowers, go nuts - be unafraid! if you run into any trouble, let me know and we’ll work it out!
this pattern is meant to fit the average woman, but because they aren’t enclosed at the top, the sizing is pretty friendly to a variety of hand sizes making them perfect for almost anyone.
if you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through the blog, creativenormaltown.com. this pattern is based on these super cute mittens by midnight knitter. if you’re interested in a mitten with a top, be sure to try her pattern!
email me or leave a comment on this post if you would like a printer friendly version (or if you would like to tell me how to attach a printer friendly version... xoxo).
k - knit
m1 - make one, insert right needle into loop just below next stitch and place onto left needle, knit loop. (you are adding a stitch here. if this is new for you, look at a few youtube videos and you’ll be a pro in no time!)
st - stitch
sts - stitches
k2tog - knit to together (this is a decrease)
BOTH MITTENS:cast on 30, divide evenly among 3 needles (10 stitches each), and join for working in the round (no need to mark the beginning - just use your cast on tail as a guide).
work in 2x1 ribbing (knit, knit, purl) for 17 rounds.
work in stockinette (each stitch knit) for 5 rounds.
k 10 rounds
needle 1: k10, slip last st to needle 2
needle 2: k2tog, k across
needle 3: k3, k2tog, k across
k 10 rounds
needle 1: k4, k2tog, k across
needle 2: k10, slip last st to needle 3
needle 3: k2tog, k across
FINISHING BOTH MITTENS:
2x1 ribbing (k2, p1) for 5 rounds, bind off loosely
finish thumb - move stitches from holder to 2 needles, pick up 5 stitches, k around (15 sts). 2x1 ribbing for 5 rounds. bind off loosely. sew in loose ends. enjoy!