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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.

Gauge:

5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

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

Materials:

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

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
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"DesiLoop", pronounced "They See" loop, was created by SSK in 2011 to make her original designs and handmade accessories available to interested clients. She is originally from India and likes to ...

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