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Tiny Knit Fingerless Mitts

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This is my adaptation of a larger-sized fingerless mitt pattern. This version fits my 3-year-old DangerGirl.

Tiny Knit Fingerless Mitts

Worsted weight yarn
Size 6 US knitting needles for working in the round (DPNs, or 1 or 2 long circulars, depending on your preferred method!)
3 stitch markers

Gauge: 5 sts X 7 rows = 1 inch

Cuff and lower portion of hand: cast on 32 sts, place marker and join into round.

Round 1 – 13 (or until cuff is desired length): K2 P2 around
Round 14 – 18 (or until lower hand before thumb shaping is required length): knit each stitch around (stockinette stitch)

Thumb Shaping:
Round 1: K2, increase in next stitch, place marker, K to last 3 stitches of round, place marker, increase in next stitch, K2

Round 2: Knit around plain

Round 3: Knit to one stitch before first increase marker, increase in next stitch, slip marker, knit to second increase marker, slip marker, increase in next stitch, knit to end

Round 4: Knit around plain

Repeat rounds 3 & 4 until there are 40 stitches

On last plain knit round, knit around to second increase marker, remove marker, knit 2 stitches, then bind off next 12 stitches (to first increase marker, remove marker).

Rejoining and Fingers:
Knit pain round, rejoining the remaining stitches into round, knit one more plain round, then begin K2 P2 rib until desired length (I did 8 rounds of rib for the “fingers”). Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends, using “top” end to reinforce the finger rounds/thumb opening edge.

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Written by Sada D.

November 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm

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