Perfect for the chilly weather, these easy (and fast!) striped mitts are sure to become a staple winter accessory. They are knit flat and seamed, and use small amounts of yarn. With the materials below, you’ll have enough yarn to make a pair for you and 4 of your closest friends! A perfect holiday gift. Have fun choosing different colors, or knit them in classic neutrals, like this warm white and soft grey.
- 1 skein Kartopu merino knitting yarn – grey
- 1 skein Kartopu merino knitting yarn – white
- Addi 5 mm needles (straight)
- Kartopu Wool needles
18 stitches and 28 rows in a 4 inch square of stockinette. Take time to check gauge or your mitts might turn out too small or too big!
Stitch & Abbreviation Guide:
Sl1 wyib: slip one stitch from the left needle to the right as if to purl. Make sure the yarn is behind the stitch (meaning, it is on the wrong side of the knitted fabric).
Sl1 wyif: slip one stitch from the left needle to the right as if to purl. Make sure the yarn is in front of the stitch (meaning, that it’s facing you as you work on the wrong side of the knitted fabric).
MC: main color
CC: contrasting color
WS: wrong side of knitted fabric
RS: right side of knitted fabric
Fingerless Mitt Pattern (make 2):
In Main Color (MC), cast on 33 stitches.
Row 1: (WS) In MC, knit one row.
Row 8: In MC, knit.
Repeat Rows 1- 5. Then knit 2 rows in MC.
Row 4: In MC, purl.
Repeat these 4 rows 7 more times (total of 8 CC slipped stitch stripes).
Once they are dry, you will begin seaming them. The long tails that you have from the cast on and cast off will likely be great for seaming. Turn the fabric so that the right side is facing in on itself and using one of your wool needles, begin seaming from the bottom cuff. You will be ‘lifting’ the small bars in the between stitches, alternating one from each side. If you need a more detailed guide, this is a good link to check out.
Important! Do not seam your mitts all the way. Measuring as you go, stop seaming when you are 2.5 inches from the cast off edge.
Then, using a tail from your cast off edge at the top, seam together the sides of the garter section only. This will leave a comfortable opening your thumb.
Weave in all yarn ends. This means to ‘hide’ them on the wrong side of the knitting so that they won’t poke out of your mitts.