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"DesiLoop", pronounced "They See" loop, was created by SSK in 2011. She is originally from India and likes to call herself “A Student of Life”. She is a self-taught knit and crochet designer who is ...

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Free: Garnet Fingerless Mitts

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Free: Garnet Fingerless Mitts
Free: Garnet Fingerless Mitts
Free: Garnet Fingerless Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • using DPNs
  • using circulars

Pattern Description:

I created these on my way back from the Pittsburg Knit and Crochet Festival. I have never designed or even thought about the construction of fingerless gloves? but this just happened to me? Garnet is my little miracle !
Here is how I determined how many stitches to cast on for a perfect fit.
I measured my lower wrist circumference: 8? and upper wrist: 7? I took final circumference as 7? since I was going to use 2x2 ribbing and that fabric stretches a bit.
My guage was 5 sts per inch so that gives me a total of 35 sts to cast on. I used 36 to get an even number of stitches for the 2x2 ribbing.
The broadest part of my hand was 8.5? so I figured an increase of 6 stitches after the cuff would give a good fit and it did.

Finished Size: Lower wrist 8?
Upper wrist 7?

Stitches Used:
Start: 2 rows of garter stitch (Knit both sides on straight needles and Knit one row and purl the next in the round.)
Rib: 2 x 2 ribbing
Knit 2 Purl 2 in the round.
Body: 3x3 checkerboard
Row 1-3: Knit 3 Purl 3 in the round
Row 4: Purl 3 over the previous knit three and Knit 3 over the previous purl 3
Row 5 ?? 6: Purl 3 Knit 3
Repeat rows 1-6 for the pattern.


5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished wrist circumference 7" (stretches to 8") (customizable))


  • Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)
  • US 6 - 4.0 mm circulars and DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle