Easy Striped Fingerless Mitts | Hobium International

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.

Easy Striped Fingerless Mitts | Hobium International

Easy Striped Fingerless Mitts | Hobium International

Materials:

Easy Striped Fingerless Mitts | Hobium International

Gauge:

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:

K: knit

P: purl

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.

Begin Waffle Check Cuff:

Row 1: (WS) In MC, knit one row.

Row 2: In Contrasting Color (CC), k1, *sl1 wyib, K1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 3: In CC, *K1, sl1 wyif; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: In MC, knit.
Row 5: In MC, knit.
Row 6: In CC, K1, *K1, Sl1 wyib; repeat from * , end k2.
Row 7: In CC, K2, *Sl1 wyif, K1; repeat from *, end K1.

Row 8: In MC, knit.

Repeat Rows 1- 5. Then knit 2 rows in MC.

Begin slipped stitch stripes:
Row 1 (RS): In CC, knit.
Row 2: In CC, purl.
Row 3: In MC, K1, *Sl1 wyib, K1; repeat from * to end of row.

Row 4: In MC, purl.

Repeat these 4 rows 7 more times (total of 8 CC slipped stitch stripes).

Finish top of mitt by working Rows 8 – 4 of Waffle Check pattern. Bind off all stitches knitwise.

Finishing:

You will now have two flat squares. Block to measurements, approximately 7 inches tall and 7 inches wide. Not sure how to block a knit? Here’s a great guide.

Easy Striped Fingerless Mitts | Hobium International

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.

Easy Striped Fingerless Mitts | Hobium International

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.

Easy Striped Fingerless Mitts | Hobium International

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.

Enjoy your beautiful new fingerless mitts! We hope you love knitting these. If you make a pair, be sure to tag us on Facebook, or on Instagram using the hashtags #lovehobium and #hobiuminternational!

Easy Striped Fingerless Mitts | Hobium International

 

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