These Fingerless Mitts are a great project for learning how to knit in the round, either using double pointed needles or magic loop. Quick and easy to knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, these mitts are light and cushiony, yet lovely and warm.
(Mitts pictured in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, shade Almanac)
What you need:
- 3 x stitch markers
- 1 x 50g skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
- tapestry needle
k - knit
p - purl
kfb - knit into the front and back of the same stitch (1 stitche increased)
Tension (after blocking):
18 stitches and 35 rows to 10cm
Cast on 32 stitches. Join to knit in the round
Round 1: *k2, p2; repeat from * to end of round
Continue working Round 1 until piece measures 5cm from cast on edge.
Next round: k15, kfb, k15, kfb (34 stitches)
Next round: Knit
Continue knitting every round with no further increasing until piece measures 9cm from cast on edge.
Shape thumb gusset as follows:
Round 1: k2 kfb pm, k to last 3 stitches pm kfb k2. (36 stitches)
Round 2: knit
Round 3: knit to 1 stitches before first marker, kfb, slip marker, knit to next marker, slip marker, kfb k to end of round.
Round 4: knit
Repeat rounds 3 and 4 another 5 times ( 48 stitches)
Cast off for thumb:
Next round: knit to first marker, remove marker, continue knitting to second marker, remove marker, k3, then cast off the next 14 stitches (34 stitches remaining on needles)
Next round: k 1, k2tog, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1, place marker (this marks your new beginning of round. (32 stitches)
Next round: *k2, p2; repeat from * to end of round
Repeat this round until ribbing measures 3.5cm or desired length.
Cast off in 2x2 rib and weave in ends.
Weave in ends, then block mitts in lukewarm water and woolwash. Lay flat to dry.