I don't know about you guys, but these fall days have got me so inspired to work with yarn. I've been knitting (and crocheting!) like crazy, and one of my favorite things to make during this season is a good pair of fingerless mitts. Today I though I would share a pattern for one of my mitt designs, in case you too are the mood to make up a pair!
I've shared the pattern for my Herringbone Mitts before, but today I thought I would post it here on the blog. These are knit flat and then sewn up at the end, leaving a space for the thumb. We will be working in Little Herringbone stitch for this pattern. I've typed out instructions below for how I do this stitch and have tried to be really clear, but feel free to look in a stitch dictionary if you need more help!
you will need:
- 50-75g of chunky (5) yarn
- size 9mm knitting needles
- tapestry needle for sewing up at the end
cast on 35 stitches
row 1 (WS): *P2tog, leave both stitches on needle, purl the 1st stitch again and move both stitches onto the right hand needle. repeat from *to last stitch, p1
row 2 (RS): *Slip 1, holding yarn at back of your work, k1, raise slipped stitch up with left needle (as if to bind off) but before dropping, knit it and then drop from needle. repeat from * to last stitch, k1
row 3: (and all odd rows following) repeat row 1
row 4: (and all even rows following) repeat row 2
continue for 22 rows, or until piece measures desired length for your mitt. cast of and sew along the edge (WS facing out), leaving a gap for your thumb. Turn it right side out, weave in the ends and your first mitts is ready to wear!
make a second square using the exact same pattern and sew it together to make your second mitt.
Now all that's left is to put on your mitts and head out to the pumpkin patch, or for a walk through fallen leaves. Enjoy!