Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Simple fingerless mitts...

Back in the fall, when the temperatures started to drop, I caught the knitting bug. This is pretty common for me, and usually means that someone special will receive some hand knitted Christmas gifts! I have been knitting for years, but haven't really made it past the novice stage. However, simple knitting patterns are easy to find and don't have to be limited to dishcloths and pot holders! Here are some of the fingerless mitts I made for Andrew's preschool teachers!

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These mitts were very simple. I am not a quick knitter and I was able to complete one mitt in an evening of knitting (About one episode of Downton Abbey). 

I completed the grey pair first, following a knitting pattern that I found on Pinterest. You can find the pattern here. The blue pair were very similar, but I altered the pattern to get a different look, the pattern for these can be found at the end of this post. 

fingerless mitts

We packaged the mitts by wrapping them and a Christmas card with twine. I loved the simple, rustic look and was happy that the mitts were displayed, rather than being covered up! Andrew's teachers were thrilled with their gift and very touched that I took the time to create something handmade... I was pretty proud!

fingerless mitts

fingerless mitts

Now that temps are above freezing, maybe they'll be able to get a little more use out of them!!

Simple Fingerless Mitts
worsted weight yarn, size 7 needles

Cast on 28 stitches (increase by increments of 2 for larger mitts)

Cuff - knit one row, pearl one row (for 5 rows)
Arm - knit 2, pearl 2 for 20 rows
Hand - knit one row, pearl one row (for 13 rows)
Trim - knit one row, pearl one row
Cast off all stitches

Sew together the top 5 stitches, and then sew together the length of the "Arm" and "Cuff", leaving a hole for the thumb. 

3 comments

  1. Very nice Leanne, what special gifts, hand made ones are the best!

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  2. These look amazing...what a great teacher gift idea!

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