Samstag, 12. September 2020

Rainbow Mitts

It's been a while since I published the last fingerless glove pattern (to be precise, it was published in May 2018, my Color Explosion Mitts). However, fingerless gloves are my favorite kind of knitted items because they are so versatile - especially in terms of construction - and this is great when using variegated yarn.

And this is exactly what I did for these fingerless gloves; they are knitted in different directions and in one piece – so you only have to weave in two ends for each glove.

The pattern is available 

The PDF is 10 pages long and contains:
  • a schematic how the mitts are constructed
  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting these fingerless gloves (including 8 photos of the different stages) for one size (21 cm high with a circumference of 17 cm at the wrist edge and of 16 cm at the fingers)
  • explanations how to adapt the pattern to other sizes
  • short photo tutorials of the following techniques
    • provisional cast on (with a crochet hook) and how to undo it
    • three-needle bind-of
    • picking up and knitting stitches from the edge of your knitting
    • picking up stitches from gaps (e.g. necessary when changing knitting direction(
    • short rows with shadow wraps

To knit this pattern the following techniques are used:
  • provisional CO and how to undo it
  • three needle BO
  • picking up stitches from the edge of a knitted piece
  • short rows with shadow wraps
  • picking up stitches from a gap (e.g. when doing a thumb gusset)
For all these techniques/skills, the pattern PDF contains photo tutorials. 

You need the following materials to knit these fingerless mitts
  • about 35 to 40 grams of fingering weight yarn (I used Schoeller Esslinger Wolle, Sockenwolle, Color 0008 "Regenbogen-bunt" - here's the link to the yarn's Ravelry page)
  • 3mm needles, for fingerless gloves such as these, I tend to switch between dpns and circulars, but it's possible to use either of them
  • in case you only use circulars, you'll a third knitting needle in a similar size for the three-needle BO, 
  • a stitch holder for the thumb stitches (scrap yarn works well, too)
  • 2 stitch markers
  • scrap yarn and a crochet hook (about 3mm) for the provisional CO
  • a tapestry needle to weave in ends