Friday, January 19, 2007

Travelling Vine ... free pattern for fingerless mittens

I've decided to share the pattern for the fingerless mitten / wristwarmers from yesterday's post with all the usual caveats. I'm not a professional knitwear designer. The pattern is offered 'as is' for your personal use only. Feel free to link to this post.

These lacy gauntlets have a stocking [ette] stitch palm and are quite forgiving when it comes to sizing but if you are particularly fine boned, my feeling is that you may want to go down a needle size, but I haven't tested this.

They WILL get slightly longer when blocked.

1 x 50gram ball of fingering or sockweight wool

the sample was made with a ball of "mystery" blue 4 ply [ fingering ] pure wool from my stash.

needles : 4mm straights

gauge: unblocked over stocking[ette] 12 stitches = 2"
gauge: blocked 11 stitches = 2 "

left mitt:

cast on 40 stitches

Row 1 and every alternate row: k1,p to last st, k1 [ wrong side ]

Row 2: k3,* YO, k2, sl 1, K1, psso, k2tog, k2,YO, k1. Repeat from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: k2,* YO, k2, sl 1, K1, psso, k2tog, k2,YO, k1. repeat from* to last 2 stitches, k2.

Repeat rows 1 -4 until work measures 3 1/2" at longest point ending with a purl row.

Next row: [k1,p1] repeat across row

Continue in k1, p1 rib for another 11 rows [ 12 rows rib in total ]

Thumb opening:

cast on 3 st,

Knit the 3 you just cast on and continue in main pattern for 22 stitches, k to end of row.[43 st]

Cast on 3 stitches at the beginning of the next row.

K the 3 you just cast on, purl to last 3 st, k3. [ 46 st ]

Working on these 46 stitches, [ no more casting on ] repeat the last 2 rows 9 times, keeping the first 3 and last 3 st in k. There should be 10 garter st ribs.

cast off [ bind off ] 3 st at the beginning of the next 2 rows. [ 40 st]

Continue in established pattern [ rows 1 - 4 ] for 8 rows or desired length.

Cast off.

right mitt:

work as per left mitt until Thumb opening.

cast on 3 stitches, k 21, continue in established pattern to end of row. [ 43 st ]

cast on 3 st at the beginning of the next row.

K the 3 just cast on, p to last 3 st, k3. [46 st]

Working on these 46 st, repeat last 2 rows 9 times, keeping the first 3 and last 3 st in k. There should be 10 garter st ribs.

Cast off [ bind off] 3 st at the beginning of the next 2 rows [ 40 st]

Continue in established pattern [ rows 1-4 ] to match left mitt.

Cast off.


Sew side seam, leaving garter stitched section open.

wear and enjoy.

The pattern is for personal or charitable use only. Please do not sell the pattern .


lisette said...

thank you :) i think i might make these with my pink and orange patonyle. hope it's raining up there - nice and soggy down in melbourne although very warm and humid - not prime knitting weather :)

Sheepish Annie said...

Yippeeeeee!!! Glad you made the notes about going down a needle size. I usually have to do that anyway as I am such a loosey-goosey knitter. Off to the stash to review the yarn choices!!! Thank you so much for posting the pattern.

catsmum said...

I didn't measure the gauge until it was blocked so I'm just off to knit an unblocked swatch. I SHALL return!

catsmum said...

okay gauge unblocked is 12 stitches = 2"

f. pea said...

Hooray for the traveling vine!

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