We needed a clean, simple fingerless mitten pattern that would showcase hand-dyed sock-weight yarns, and this awesome pattern is the delightful result! It is fantastic for showing off interesting colourways without any special techniques or stitches to compete with the beauty of an indie dyed yarn. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!
K - Knit | P - Purl | CO - Cast On BO - Bind Off
st(s) - Stitches | PM - Place Marker | Mkr - Marker
Sl mkr - Slip marker from left needle to right
DPN - Double pointed needle
M1L - Make 1 left increase
M1R - Make 1 right increase
Size & Gauge:
One size fits a women’s medium. We’re not gonna lie to you, we didn’t swatch. Play with gauge - you can use a thicker yarn or bigger needle to make a larger glove.
- 1 skein of Indie Dyed Sock Yarn (or another fingering weight yarn - we’re not the boss of you.)
(We used approx 50g of Sea Turtle Fibre Arts Riley Sock)
Needles n’ Notions:
- 2.5mm (US 1.5) 9 inch circular needles
- 2.5mm (US 1.5) DPNs
- 3 stitch markers
- A darning needle for weaving in ends
- Waste yarn or a stitch holder
You can substitute your 9 inch circulars for a long circular and use the Magic Loop Method if you’re more comfortable with that!
Start at the Cuff
CO 48 stitches on your 9” circular needle using a long tail cast on. PM on right needle and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist your work.
Work in *K2, P2* rib pattern until your cuff measures 7cm from the cast on edge.
Switch to stockinette stitch (knitting all stitches,) and work for 2cm.
Work that Gusset!
Round 1: K24, M1L, K to the end of the round
Round 2: K24, PM, K1, PM, knit to the end of the round
Round 3: Knit to mkr, sl mkr, M1L, K1, M1R, sl mkr, knit to end
Round 4: Knit all stitches
Round 5: Knit to mkr, sl mkr, M1L, K3, M1R, sl mkr, knit to end
Round 6: Knit all stitches
Round 7: Knit to mkr, sl mkr, M1L, K5, M1R, sl mkr, knit to end
Round 8: Knit all stitches
Continue in this pattern (increasing by 2 stitches every odd row) until you have a total of 25 stitches between your two gusset stitch markers.
Knit to the first gusset stitch marker. Remove the marker. Carefully slip the 25 gusset stitches onto waste yarn (or your stitch holder.) Remove the second gusset stitch marker. You should now only have 1 marker that marks your beginning of round. Continue knitting to the end of the round. You are now back to knitting a sweet tube.
Peep that supa' clean gusset!
Tube It Up
Continue to knit in stockinette stitch in the round until your tube measures 3cm from the thumb hole.
Switch back to a (K2, P2) rib, and work in pattern until your ribbing measures 2.5cm.
BO all stitches in pattern.
Carefully transfer your thumb stitches from the waste yarn to 2 DPNs. Pick up 3 sts above your thumb who with a third DPN. Your needles will be set up as follows:
Needle #1 = 12 sts
Needle #2 = 13 sts
Needle #3 = 3 sts picked up
Follow the steps to create the perfect thumb:
- Knit across needle #1
- Knit to the last stitch on needle #2 and slip that last unknit stitch onto needle #3.
- Knit the first two stitches on needle 3 together.
- Knit 1 stitch, then carefully slip the first unknit stitch from needle #1 onto needle #3.
- Knit the last 2 stitches on needle #3 together.
- Switch to a K1, P1 rib, knitting until ribbing measures 1cm.
- BO in pattern
Weave in yo’ ends!
Repeat for a second fingerless mitten, or if you think you are cool enough to pull it off, wear only one. Entirely your call.
Give yourself a high five because you’ve just finished The Fantastic Fingerless Mittens!