Tuesday 29 December 2015

The Hand of Friendship Fingerless Mittens

The Hand of Friendship Fingerless Mittens

Using 3.5mm needles
1 ball of Angora Merino Bigwigs Yarn (50g) DK (1 ball makes two pairs)

I designed this simple pattern to show the beautiful yarn to it’s best and I wanted the pattern to be knit flat as I am fastest that way and had lots of these to make.

K – Knit
P – Purl
St – stitches
Kfb – Knit into the front and back of the same stitch
Yo – Yarn over
If you need any clarification on the terms above YouTube is a great help.

The pattern
Row 1                   K2 (P1,K2) repeat to last 2 st, K2
Row 2                   K2 (P2,K1) repeat to last 2 st, K2
Rows 3-20            Repeat rows 1 & 2 nine more times
Row 21                 Repeat row 1
Row 22                 K1, Kfb, K to last 2st, Kfb, K1 (45 sts)
Row 23                 K1, P to last st, K1
Row 24                K3, K2tog, Yo (K3, K2tog, Yo) repeat to last 
                             5 sts, K5
Row 25                K1, P to last st, K1
Row 26                K all stitches
Row 27                K1, P to last st, K1
Row 28                K6, K2tog, Yo (K3, K2tog, Yo) repeat to last 
                             2 sts, K2
Row 29                K1, P to last st, K1
Row 30                K all stitches
Row 31                k1, P to last st, K1
Rows 32-55          Repeat 8 row pattern (Rows 24-31) three more times
Rows 56-62          Repeat rows 24-30
Row 63                 K all stitches
Row 64                 K2 (K2tog, Yo) repeat to last 3 st, K3
Row 65                 K all stitches
Row 66                 Picot bind off.
*BO 3 st, move remaining st to left needle, CO 2 sts, BO 6 st* repeat to end.

Leave long tail to sew up and cut yarn.  Measure from the top edge and sew up the first 3cm and leave a 6cm gap for the thumb hole and continue to sew up to the bottom of the mitten.

If required soak and block then gift them or wear them.

You can make the mittens longer or shorter by changing how many times you repeat the 8 row pattern (in bold above) and or changing the length of the rib pattern at the beginning.

Any questions please contact me by email @ kandipandi@live.co.uk


Ali said...

Hellooo you!! How weird - I was just thinking about you the other day and that I hadnt seen a post for a while - hope you are well xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Just started following you, what a lovely blog, and I love those mittens
Julie xxxxxx

thesnailgarden said...

Lovely pattern. Thank you for sharing, they have been added to my to-do list. xxx