Another Christmas present handmade and gifted – and another free knitting pattern! These gorgeously soft fingerless mittens knit up really quickly using the magic loop method. Even better, this is a great unisex knitting pattern using a combination of staggered garter stitch bands and stockinette stitch. Happy knitting…
Yarn: 1 skein of Debbie Bliss Paloma 50g in Charcoal (003)
Needles: 8mm (US11) circular needles
Gauge: 14 sts x 20 rows per 4″
Garter stitch – knit one round, purl one round (repeat)
Stockinette stitch – knit all rounds
Cast on 18 st and join to knit in the round. Place marker to indicate start of round (BOR) and place marker after 9 stitches to indicate end of top of hand section.
Knit 8 rounds in garter stitch, ending after a round of purl stitches.
Knit in stockinette stitch until piece measures 4.5″ from cast on edge.
Follow either Left Thumb or Right Thumb instructions.
On the next round, knit as established, slipping middle marker until 3 stitches remain. Bind off 3 stitches, slipping BOR at the same time (you will have automatically knitted the first stitch of the next row).
On the next round, knit until middle marker, slip marker and immediately bind off three stitches, knit to end of round.
Continue in following pattern:
Round 1 – Knit all stitches
Round 2 – Purl all stitches
Rounds 3-4 – Knit all stitches
Rounds 5-6 – Purl all stitches
Rounds 7-8 – Knit all stitches
Rounds 9-11 – Purl all stitches
Rounds 12-13 – Knit all stitches
Rounds 14-17 – Purl all stitches
Bind off all stitches purlwise, weave in all ends.