The past 2 weeks have been quite busy for me here at casa YarnKat. My consignee at Buy Hand – Laguna Beach placed an order for extra animals for 2 events the shop will be having, so my work stopped and the animals have been crocheted and delivered. Then our newest YarnKitten, Gizmo, got, um, neutered. Uncle Baggy is taking good care of him while he recuperates.
Thanksgiving just a week away now and the next FREE PATTERN is my QUICK KNIT FINGERLESS MITTS. They are knit with super bulky #5 or #6 yarn like Lion Brand Hometown USA, Bernat Softee Chunky, Premiere Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Chunky, Plymouth Yarn Encore Mega or Malabrigo Rasta. One skein/hank of at least 75 yards will make the mitts.
For 1 week only, the pattern will be free, after that it will be $4.00 in my pattern shop.
If you prefer to have just the written pattern, without all of the dialog, please go to the patterns section and grab it HERE.
The sample shown is made with Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, in Cincinnati Red color, #6 Super Bulky, 5oz (142 gm), 81yds (74m), US 10½, (6.5mm) straight knitting needles.
1 skein/hank Chunky yarn
US 10½ (6.5mm) straight knitting needles
Large darning needle
Removable Stitch Marker
K-knit P-purl BO-bind off RS-right side
Since I do not have 9inch circular needles, these mitts are knit flat, leaving a long tail to stitch the side seams together.
Row 1: With a long tail, using Long Tail Cast On, cast on 20 stitches
Row 2: *Knit 2 (K2), Purl 2 (P2), *repeat across to end of row, turn
Row 3-6: Repeat row 2, turn (5 rows of ribbing) measures about 2 inches
Row 7: Knit across (place removable stitch marker at beginning of row), this will be RS
Row 8: Knit 2, Purl to last 2 stitches, K2.
Rows 9-23 Repeat Rows 7 & 8 until piece measures 5 inches long from cast on edge to needle, (approximately 15 rows)
Rows 21-25: Repeat Row 2 (k2, p2) for 5 rows.
Bind off in k2, p2, leave a long tail.
Starting at bind off edge, fold right side together (place removable stitch marker told in place) and whipstitch down the 5 rows of ribbing, making sure you stitch tight to close the seam. Leave tail for now and go to opposite edge of mitt, whipstitch from bottom up the ribbing, place mitt on hand and continue to stitch closed until you feel comfortable with the thumb opening.
If you did not leave a long tail on one end, you can weave in thru the stitches to get to opposite side and finish stitching seam closed. Repeat for other mitt, turn inside out, and you are ready to wear. When finished I had 2 ounces of the original 5 ounces remaining. If the ribbing had been shortened, there would have been enough to make a second pair. Something to consider if you do not want to have any leftover yarn.
These mitts make great gifts, you can wear them while knitting or crocheting, walking the dog in the morning, or driving.
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