Not to late to knit a gift…Super Quick Basic 16st Fingerless Mitts

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.

Bind off.

Weave in ends!

A bit of colorwork, like the pictured mitts has, can go along way. Have fun; these knit QUICK!!

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Diamond Back Headband Pattern

Diamond Back Headband

Original Design by Stephanie A Smith

http://www.StephanieASmith.etsy.com

For Strings and Things

Materials:

US Size 2 Straight Needles

Yarn sewing needle

Yarn: 60 yds of any 14 wpi inch handspun. I used my own handspun, which can be found on my internet shop ( http://www.StephanieASmith.etsy.com ). This one is alpaca, but wool would be lovely, too!

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Size: Child to Adult

To start:

CO 19 stitches

1.K

2. P

3. K

4. P

5. K, P, K, P ,K ,3P ,3K ,3P ,K ,P ,K ,P ,K

6. 5P, 3K, 3P, 3K, 5P

7. Repeat Row 5

8. Repeat Row 6

9. K, P, K, P, K, 2P, 2K, P, 2K, 2P, K, P, K, P, K

10. 5P, 2K, 2P, K, 2P, 2K, 5P

11. Repeat Row 9

12. Repeat Row 10

13. K, P, K, P, K, P, 2K, 3P, 2K, P, K, P, K, P, K

14. 5P, K, 2P, 3K, 2P, K, 5P

15. Repeat Row 13

16. Repeat Row 14

17. K, P, K, P, 3K, 5P, 3K, P, K, P, K

18. 7P, 5K, 7P

19. Repeat Row 17

20. Repeat Row 18

21. Repeat Row 17

22. Repeat Row 18

23. K, P, K, P, K, P, 2K, 3P, 2K, P, K, P, K, P, K

24. 5P, K, 2P, 3K, 2P, K, 5P

25. Repeat Row 23

26. Repeat Row 24

27. K, P, K, P, K, 2P, 2K, P, 2K, 2P, K, P, K, P, K

28. 5P, 2K, 2P, K, 2P, 2K, 5P

29. Repeat Row 27

30. Repeat Row 28

31. K, P, K, P, K, 3P, 3K, 3P, K, P, K, P, K

32. 5P, 3K, 3P, 3K, 5P

33. Repeat Row 31

34. Repeat Row 32

35. Repeat Rows #5-#34 three more times (four for larger heads)

36. K

37. P

38. K

39. P

Sew the ends together and fold over stitch closed about 3/4 of an inch on either
side of seam. Weave in ends and wear in good health!

Sicilian Lace Fingerless Mitsy

 

   Sicilian Lace Fingerless Mitsy

 Original Design by Stephanie A Smith 

  http://www.StephanieASmith.etsy.com 

  For Strings and Things

 
Ruffle Down
Ruffle Down
Ruffle Up
Ruffle Up

Materials:

US1 dpn 7in length stitch markers (as needed per knitters preference)

US6 dpn 7in length 4 stitch holders

Yarn used: Strings and Things Spindle Spun Silver Delight Llama/Llama 225 yds (lace

weight)

Intermediate/Advanced or Very Adventurous Beginners Size S, M, (L)

This is a pattern for a lace cuff over a built in fingerless glove. This pattern is knit in the

round and the beginning CO is at the edge of the ruffle working in towards the wrist.

Ruffle

CO 80 stitches onto 4 US6 dpn

Round 1: K

Round 2: K1,*yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1 rep from *

Knit All Odd Numbered Rounds

Round 4: K1, *k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k2 rep from *

Round 6: K1, *k2, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k3 rep from *

Round 8: K1, *k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4 rep from *

Repeat lace pattern a total of 5 times.

To shape the underside of ruffle upwards towards sleeve, Stitch one repeat of the lace

pattern in the flat over the next 20 stitches. Round 17 continues the knitting in the round.

Round 17: K2tog, k8, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k8, k2tog, make 3(5) stitches down the side of

last lace repeat, K20, make 3(5) stitches down the side of last lace repeat

Round 18: K every other stitch changing over to US1 dpn and put the un-knit stitch onto

stitch holder in back. (For Large Size the 4 extra made stitches need to be knit, too, and

brought forward to current working needle for wrist cuff; not put on stitch holder.)

You should now have 10(10, 12, 10, 12) stitches on each of 4 US1 dpn to equal 40(44)

stitches and 40 stitches held back on stitch markers.

Wrist Part of Cuff

Round 1 and 2: *K4, p2, rep from *

Round 3 and 4: *K3, p4, rep from *

Round 5, 6, 7 and 8: *K4, p2, rep from *

Round 9, 10, 11 and 12: *K3, p4, rep from *

Round 13 and 14: *K4, p2, rep from *

Round 15: *K2tog, yo, rep from *

Round 16: K

Round 17: *K3tog, yo, yo, rep from *

Round 18: K

Round 19: *K2tog, yo, rep from *

Picot Edge Bind Off

*Cast on 2 stitches using the cable Co

Bind off 4 stitches

Put resulting stitch back on start needle

Repeat from * for the whole Round.

Fingerless Mitt

Toss back ruffle and Cast On to US6 dpns the stitches on the stitch holder. You should

have 40 stitches at 10 stitches per needle.

Rows 1-20: *K2, p2, rep from * resulting in a 2×2 rib pattern

Rows 21-30: Sl 1, k1, *p2, k2, rep from *

Round 31: Rejoin to knit in the round *K2, p2, rep from *

Round 32-35: *K2, p2, rep from * continuing the 2×2 rib pattern

Round 36: *yo, k2tog, rep from *

Round 37: K

Bind off using your favorite method.

Thumb Reinforcement

Co dropped stitches around whole for thumb making 4 stitches at the outside base of the

thumbhole for a total of 22 stitches.

Round 1, 2 and 3: K

Round 4: *Yo, k2tog, rep from *

Round 5: K

Bind off using your favorite method.

How To Do A Cable CO

To do a cable cast on, you dip your needle between your first two stitches on the round

that you are about to start and pull a loop of your working yarn through the two stitches.

Then you put the loop of working yarn, that you have onto your needle, onto the start

needle at the beginning of the round. Then, reach between the stitch, that you have just

cast on and the original stitch to your working yarn and pull another loop through. Put it

on the start needle next to the first one that you made.

Glossary

YO= yarn over K2tog= knit 2 together

K= knit Rep= repeat

P= purl K3tog= knit 3 together

French Lace Cuff free pattern

Uh, I really haven’t got this whole thing figured out. I have been told that the pattern could not found and I looked and couldn’t find it, neither. So, here is another picture:

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And, here is the pattern:

French Lace Cuffs

Original Design by Stephanie A Smith

For Strings and Things

http://www.StephanieASmith.etsy.com

Materials:

*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)

Cuff Starting at the Wrist

Cast on 36 (40, 44) stitches evenly onto 4 US1 dpn.

Rounds 1-14: *2k, 2p; rep from *(2 x 2 rib)

Round 15: *yo, k; rep from *

Round 16: k

Round 17, 19, 21: *yo, k2tog; rep from *

Round 18, 20, 22: k

Round 23: *yo, k; rep from *

Round 24: k

Round 25: k changing to US8 dpn

Round 26, 28, 30: *yo, k2tog; rep from *

Round 27, 29, 31: k

Picot Bind Off

*Cast on 2 stitches using cable cast on

Bind off 4 stitches

Put stitch back on start needle

Repeat from * all the way around

Weave in ends and wear in warmth.

Glossary of Stitches

Yo = yarn over          K2tog = knit two together

K = knit                      Rep = repeat

P = purl

How to do a Cable Cast On

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.