January 2016 - Fingerless Mitts in Worsted Weight Yarn
-100g/200m worsted weight yarn (sample shown knit in Tradition by Diamond Luxury and used 60g)
-4mm & 4.5mm double pointed needles
-stitch holder (if desired)
-2 stitch markers
Gauge: 5 sts/inch on 4.5mm
m1: make one: pick up the horizontal bar of yarn lying between the stitches on your 2 needles, slip it onto the tip of the left needle and knit into the back of it. This increases one stitch and doesn’t leave a hole.
pm: place marker
Cast on 40 sts with 4mm needles and divide on 3 or 4 needles. Work Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbling for 2.5 to 3 inches. Change to 4.5mm needles and knit 2 rounds.
Thumb gusset: K2, pm, m1, K1, m1, pm, knit to end of round.
Next round: Knit
Following round: K2 sl marker, m1, k to last st before marker, m1, k to end of round.
Knit 1 round.
Repeat these last 2 rounds until there are 15 sts between markers.
Next round: K2, remove marker, sl 15 gusset sts on a holder or spare piece of yarn, cast on one st, remove marker, knit to end of round.
Continue to knit in rounds on these 40 sts until approx. 4 to 4.5 inches from ribbing.
Change back to 4mm needles and K2, P2 ribbing and work 1/2 inch of ribbing. Cast off loosely.
Thumb: Using 4.5mm needles, pick up the 15 sts from holder and one from the mitten hand. Divide on 3 needles and knit until thumb measures one inch. Work 3 rounds in K2, P2 ribbing and cast off loosely. Darn in all ends.