What have you been doing lately? I've been busy. That's me, busy little bee.
I started fiddling around with this fingerless mitten design, and finally voilá! It's done!
Busy Fingerless Mitts
Fingering weight yarn, 50g MC and 20g CC. Scraps of sock yarn are good for this.
Size 2 double-pointed needles
Gauge: 36 sts and 38 rounds = 4” measured over stranded knitting
Abbreviations: CC=contrast color; fbf=knit in the front, the back, and the front of one stitch, thus making 3 sts out of one; k=knit; MC=main color; p=purl; psso=pass slipped stitch over; rep=repeat; yo=yarn over .
Using MC, cast on 60 sts. Knit 1 round. Work Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing for about 2” (or desired length), ending with Round 2 of Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing pattern.
Knit 1 round, increasing 1 stitch. (61 sts)
Purl 1 round.
Work 10 rounds of Chart Pattern for Right or Left hand; on Round 11, work 27 stitches of chart for Left Hand OR work 33 stitches of chart for Right Hand, then knit fbf with CC making three stitches, and complete the round. This is Round 1 of the Thumb insertion. Continue working Rounds 12 - 41 of hand while working Rounds 2-21 of Thumb. When Thumb is complete, put the Thumb sts on a stitch holder or piece of yarn, cast on 1 stitch with CC, and continue the chart.
When chart is finished, cut CC. Knit 1 round, decreasing 1 stitch at end of round (60 sts). Purl 1 round.
Work 6 rounds of Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing pattern. Bind off all sts in pattern.
Put Thumb sts on needles and pick up 3 stitches over thumb using MC. Knit a round and purl a round. Work 6 rounds of k2, p2 ribbing. Bind off.
Weave in ends and block.
Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing:
Round 1: *slip 1, k2, psso , p2; rep from * to end. (Note: Round 1 has fewer stitches than the other rounds. It’s okay.)
Round 2*k1, yo, k1, p2; rep from * to end.
Round 3: *k3, p2; rep from * to end.
Round 4: *k3, p2; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rounds 1 – 4 for pattern.
Left Hand Chart:
Right Hand Chart: