MEN'S FINGERLESS MITTS
Designed by Kathy North
distributed by piece-by-piece.net
Size: To fit man’s hand (large)–approx. 9-1/2" around hand and 9-1/2" from cuff to top 200 yds. worsted wt. wool or wool-blend (sample shown in Plymouth Encore) Size 6 dpn (set of 5) Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: approx. 5 sts = 1" on size 6 ndls.
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), knit (K), purl (P), repeat (rep), round (rnd), stitch (st)
(make 2 the same—mitts are reversible and can be worn on either hand) CO 44, distribute evenly on 4 needles, place marker to note beginning of round. Cuff: K2, P2 around for 3".
Switch to stockinette st (knit every round).
K around for 2 rounds.
Begin thumb increases: K21, place marker, K2, place marker, K21.
Next rnd (increase round): K21, slip marker, work a "make 1" increase (by backwards loop method), K to next marker, "make 1" increase, slip marker, K around (2 sts have been increased inside markers)
Next rnd (even): K around. Rep last 2 rounds until there are 14 sts in thumb section between markers. K 1 round even.
Next rnd: K to first marker, place 14 thumb sts on strand of contrast yarn holde(removing markers), cast on 4 sts onto right needle (by backwards loop methojoin to sts on other side of thumb and K to end of round.
Next rnd: K 1 round.
Next rnd (decrease rnd): K around, decreasing evenly to 44 sts.
Hand section: K around on hand sts until piece measures 3" from top of cuff. Work in K2, P2 rib for 1-1/2".
Bind off in rib.
Finish thumb: Pick up 14 thumb sts plus the 4 cast-on sts at inside of thumb, plus 1 st ea side of these 4 sts to avoid holes (20 sts).
Knit 1 rnd.
Next rnd: K around, decreasing 4 sts evenly so there are 16 thumb sts remaining.
Knit 2 rnds. Switch to K2, P2 ribbing and work around in rib for ½".
Bind off in rib. Weave in all ends, reinforcing inside corner sts at thumb to tighten up any holes.
Copyright 2007 - Designs by KN – For personal or charity use only.