Fingerless mitts pattern

Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn.

Needles: Size 6

Gauge: Not sure.  I know that’s not helpful.  Forgive me.

Directions are written for using magic loop. If you prefer DPNs, modify the pattern accordingly.

  • Cast on 31 stitches.  Divide roughly in half and join in the round.
  • Knit one round.
  • Knit 7 rounds in seed stitch (k1, p1).  On the very last stitch of the 7th round, kfb to increase one stitch, for a total of 32 stitches.
  • Work five repeats of the following pattern:
    • Round 1: [p1, (k6, p1) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 2: [p1, (k5, p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 3: [p1, (k4, p1, k2) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 4: [p1, (k3, p1, k3) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 5: [p1, (k2, p1, k4) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 6: [p1, (k1, p1, k5) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 7: [p1, (p1, k6) 2 times, p1] 2 times
  • For the next 9 rows (one pattern repeat plus 2 rows), work back and forth.  (For rows 2, 4, 6, and 1, work the pattern backwards, switching k and p.)  This creates the hole for the thumb.
  • At the end of the 9th row, rejoin the round and continue knitting in pattern to finish that pattern repeat and 2 additional.
  • Bind off.
  • For the second mitt, the pattern is as follows:
    • Round 1: [p1, (p1, k6) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 2: [p1, (k1, p1, k5) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 3: [p1, (k2, p1, k4) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 4: [p1, (k3, p1, k3) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 5: [p1, (k4, p1, k2) 2 times, p1] 2 times
    • Round 6: [p1, (k5, p1, k1) 2 times, p1] 2 time
    • Round 7: [p1, (k6, p1) 2 times, p1] 2 times



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