These boys fingerless mitts take about 2 hours to make out of super bulky yarn using a set of 5 size US13 dpn. They look a bit stretched in the photo on my hands, but fit my son (age 11) very well. I’ve given guess-timate increases in co for larger sizes depending on whom you are in a hurry to knit for. These are knit in the round!!
Child size co 16
Womens’ size co 20-24 depending on size of hands
Mens’ size co 24-28 depending on size of hands
Round 1: 1K, pm, 2P, *2K, 2P, repeat from *
Round 2 – til about 6-7 inches: *2k, 2P repeat from *
For thumbhole(2 Rows): At end of row turn work around and knit the way you came following pattern. When you get to the otherside, turn work and return to knitting in the round
Rejoin above thumbhole and knit 3 more rounds.
Weave in ends!
A bit of colorwork, like the pictured mitts has, can go along way. Have fun; these knit QUICK!!
*Strings and Things Silk/Angora Lace Weight Yarn 140 yards
*Size US1 dpn (2.25 to 2.5mm) *Size US8 dpn (5mm) *Needle for weaving ends
Yarn substitutions: Any Lace weight yarn with a halo like angora or mohair. This pattern may be tried with sock yarn or smooth lace yarns like silk for different effects. Also, beads may be added for sparkle. This pattern is knit in the round. The wrist on this cuff is very short. To extend the length of the wrist, do additional rounds of the 2k, 2p rib.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate Size: Adult Women S, M, L
Gauge: 7 stitches per inch on the cuff (US1); 5 stitches per inch on the ruffle (US8)
To do a cable cast on, you dip you needle between your first two stitches on
the round that you are about start and pull a loop of your working yarn though
the two stitches. Then you put the loop of working yarn that you have on your
needle onto the start needle at the beginning of the round. Then, reach between
the stitch you just cast on and the second stitch to your working yarn and pull
another loop through. Put it as the first stitch.
Then bind off 4 stitches and put the resulting loop back on the start needle.
Then do it again and again and again until the round is complete.