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Free: Garnet Fingerless Mitts


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round using DPNs using circulars GAUGE 5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished wrist circumference 7" (stretches to 8") (customizable))

Supplies Needed

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

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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 constantly on the lookout for new techniques, ideas, and inspirations. She has been creating stuff for as long as she can remember. Her designs have also been featured in newsstand and online magazines like Knitty, Tangled, YarnForward, & Inside Crochet. Off late she is growing more and more obsessed with seamless projects and doesn't need an excuse to start one. SSK also loves sewing, embroidery and all things fabric. She is now working on drafting her perfect fit basic patterns so that she can design all kinds of garments to sew.