Ribbed Fingerless Mitts
(previously published in 2009 Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar)
Size: Teen/Adult - mitts measure 9" long & will stretch to fit around hands
Materials: 100 yds. worsted weight yarn (wool or wool-blend for extra warmth)
Size 8 dpn needles
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 6 sts in K2, P2 rib = 1-1/2", 11 rows = 2" (unstretched) on size 8 dpns
With size 8 dpn, cast on 32 sts, join and work in rounds.
Work in K2, P2 rib for 5-1/2".
Begin rows (to form thumb opening): NOTE: on these rows begin and end each row with K1 on right side (P1 on wrong side) so that 1 knit stitch will sit on each side of thumb opening when K2, P2 rib is continued in the round.
Turn and work back and forth in rows for the next 1-1/2".
When piece measures 1-1/2" from beginning of thumb opening, join and begin working in rounds again. Continue in K2, P2 rib for another 2", or until piece measures 9" from beginning. Bind off in K2, P2 rib. If desired, with size H hook, work 2 rounds single crochet (about 25 sc) in ends of rib rows on "finger" end of mitt, in order to pull ribs in for more snug fit.
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