Monday, 10 January 2011

Very Easy Fingerless Mitts

I am really enjoying discovering knitting again, but at the moment I only want to tackle projects that can be completed in a couple of nights and these fingerless mitts just fit the bill!
knitted fingerless mitts
When I was given the pattern it just said use a “50g ball of wool” – so I thought chunky would be best, but as I didn’t have any, I have used two balls of double knitting together (I hope that makes sense)  It’s hard to see the colours, but the wool is a mix of purples, greens and cream.
Easy knitted fingerless mitts
You will need a pair of 4mm or 4.5mm needles.
Pattern
Cast on 32 sts.
Work in K1, P1 rib until work measures 3.5 inches.
Stocking st. 5 rows (P1 row, K1 row)
Increase 1st at each end of next knit row (34sts)
Stocking st. for next 3 rows
Increase 1st. at each end of next knit row (36sts)
Stocking st. for next 3 rows
Increase 1st. at each end of next knit row (38sts)
Work 10 rows stocking stitch
Work 4 rows K1, P1 rib
Cast off loosely.
Finishing:-  Sew ends in, Sew cuff and side, leaving a gap for the thumb, and then knit another one to make a pair!
Easy Fingerless Mitts pattern
I wanted my mitts to be a bit longer so added  another 4 rows of stocking stitch before the ribbing at the end.

5 comments:

misteejay said...

These look cosy.

Toni :o)

Leigh the sewing diva said...

They are lush! Wish I could knit.

Suzanne said...

These are fab. Just bought my mum a pair at £7 and they have a hole in already. I am going to try these ones x

kerenbaker said...

Really clever- my teenagers would adore these if only I could knit like that!

Sandra said...

My goodness, you're just so clever - where do you find the time?