Fingerless Mitts | free pattern

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:

- 4mm circular needles (80cm length for magic loop) or double pointed needles

- 3 x stitch markers

- 1 x 50g skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

- tapestry needle

 

Abbreviations:

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

 

Pattern:

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.

 

Finishing:

Weave in ends, then block mitts in lukewarm water and woolwash. Lay flat to dry.