These are very practical gloves and the design came out of a specific need.
My daughter wanted fingerless mitts with pockets for hand warmers to keep her hands warm while biking on cold days training for a triathlon. After looking around, I decided to design a pair for her myself.
These mitts are worked in the round on double pointed needles, 2 circulars or one long circular. Use whatever method you like; detailed instructions on the different methods are not included.
Using sock yarn gives a nice close fit without a lot of bulk. The ribbing from the cuff extends into the palm for a little extra padding.
A pocket is knit on the inside of the top of the mitt, just the right size for a hand warmer, and it closes with 2 shirt buttons. Of course you may choose to store a key or loose change or whatever. The fingers are separated by rows of slip stitch crochet or you can sew the small seam by hand.
Additional techniques included: knitting with waste yarn, picking up and knitting live stitches from waste yarn, M1.
Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations and a stitch glossary.
Experience with knitting in the round with either double pointed needles, magic loop or 2 circulars is recommended.
7 stitches = 1 inch/2.5 mm or
8 stitches = 1 inch/2.5mm
You have a choice of what gauge to work at and therefore can use just about any sock yarn.
260 yards of Fingering weight
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My design philosophy: My designs are a mixture of traditional and non-traditional elements. My patterns are easy to read and are often based on simple shapes and techniques that minimize complicated finishing. The majority of my patterns are accessories so sizing is often not critical. My love of texture and color shows up in my ability to mix yarns and to match yarns to particular styles.