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Charted Designs for Traditional
Knitting
Knitted Fingerless Mitts
One ball will give you enough for a
pair
-For adult hands

Skills Required –easy
Basic stitches -knit, purl,” make
one” increases.
Chart-reading would be an
advantage
Knitting in the round on four DPNs.

Yarn
Zealana Kiwi 1x40gm ball OR
Debbie Bliss Angel Super Kid
Mohair & Silk x1 25gm ball.

Needles
2 mm DPNs in a set of 5

Miscellaneous

Disclaimer

Stitch markers.

This pattern may not give you every single stitch
and every single step. It is a presentation of design
work and should be read as a guide only.

Gauge

Accessory or gift, these mitts are a reason to buy just one ball of
those exquisite blended yarns and knit something useful. A pair
can be made with yarn left over (as per photos).

Construction
The mitts are worked in the round on DPNs. The tight gauge
ensures stitch definition and a firmer fabric. The chart and written
instructions ask you to start at the wrist in ribbing and to increase
stitches (two per round) until there are enough for the base of
the thumb. In both examples 18 stitches was enough to then

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This is a tight gauge. Both yarns are
blends and have very little wool in
them. The Super Kid-Silk has a
tendency to spread and drape, so
keeping it firm meant tightening up
the gauge. The Zealana Kiwi is
cotton rich with a possum/merino
blend; it too requires a firm gauge
for durability.

Measurements

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Description

3 knit stitches to 1cm of knit stitch.

10cm square approximately.

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The “Knitted Fingerless Mitts” Plan

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construct a thumb tube. I used three needles at this stage and finished with ribbing. The main
body of the mitt is also finished in ribbing once the desired length to the knuckles has been
achieved (approximately 10cm).
As these mitts are reversible, you are working each one the same way.

Design Possibilities
Should you wish to personalise these mitts with lace work or stranded colour work then by all
means do so, just be careful with gauge. You will also have to consider right hand or left hand
dominance when working the thumb gusset.

Schematic Drawing
Knitted Fingerless Mitt (diagram shows ONE Mitt. You will be working TWO mitts.
Ribbing at
top and bottom of
mitt and thumb.

Thumb tube
worked from gusset up
and finished in ribbing.

Mitts in Debbie Bliss Angel.

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Thumb gusset
created from main
body of mitt by
stitch increases.

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Thumb gusset.

Important Note This chart does not show all stitches. It shows one side of the mitt. You will
need to mirror the chart along the right-hand edge to see all stitches. The thumb tube is added
to the side for illustration. Please note the row and column numbers do not match the thumb’s
exact layout.
When knitting in the round using a chart, you are presented with a flat 2-d version of the
whole work. The stitch numbers will of course be doubled.

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Mitts in Zealana Kiwi.

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To Start;
Have cast-on stitches arranged in a circle on a circular needle and place markers equally
at front and back sections. **

Cast-on the 60 stitches using your
preferred method. Divide front and
back divisions using stitch-markers

Front marker

(30 sts each).

Back marker

** The Cheat’s Method To Safely Start Knitting In The Round Without Having Your
Stitches Twist Around.

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A less fiddly way to start a project worked in-the-round, is to start on straight needles
working back and forth until all stitches are lining up smartly. This may take five rows or
so. You can then slip them onto a circular needle and join the round. At this stage you
put markers in to denote front and back divisions. The tail of the starting round is a
handy guide for the start of the work. The gap left by the straight knitting can be sewn
up once finished.

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Written Instructions for Knitted Fingerless Mitts

Rounds 1-5: (K,p) x 30. (60 sts)
Rounds 6-10: Knit.
Round 11: K30, m1, m1, K30. (62 sts)
Round 12: K30, m1, K1, K1, m1, K30. (64 sts)
Round 13: K30, m1, K2, K2, m1, K30. (66 sts)
Round 14: K30, m1, K3, K3, m1, K30. (68 sts)
Round 15: K30, m1, K4, K4, m1, K30. (70 sts)
Round 16: K30, m1, K5, K5, m1, K30. (72 sts)
Round 17: K30, m1, K6, K6, m1, K30. (74 sts)
Round 18: K30, m1, K7, K7, m1, K30. (76 sts)
Round 19: K30, m1, K8, K8, m1, K30. (78 sts)
Divide for thumb and main body of mitt. Hold stitches for thumb on stitch-holders.
Main body of mitt will require 60 stitches. Thumb requires remaining 18 stitches.
Main Body of Mitt Instructions
Rounds 20-41: Knit. (60 sts)
Rounds 42-47 : (K,p) x 30.
Cast off all stitches.
Thumb instructions
Rounds 21-26: Knit.
Rounds 27-32: (K,p) x 9.
Cast off all stitches.

Finishing and Blocking
Weave in ends. Close up any awkward holes at the gusset by sewing into the knitted
fabric through stitches using a wool needle and left-over wool. Pull the fabric closed. Do
not knot the end of the wool –weave the ends in and snip. If you started the work on
straight needles you will need to sew up the gap with using a wool needle and the tail of
the wool.

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Hand- wash gently in a plant-based fibre wash. Rinse and squeeze out excess water. Dry
flat in a warm spot.

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Copyright
This pattern is not available to be copied.
The intellectual property contained and detailed in this pattern solely
belongs to Tin Shed Yarns of Helensville, Auckland.
If you want to use this pattern for charity knitting, you are obliged to
contact me and ask….a quick e-mail will suffice. I would be honoured.
If you want to use this pattern for teaching, you are obliged to contact me
and ask…..again a quick e-mail will suffice; Again, I would be honoured.
I can be contacted at the details below;

Contact Details
Fiona MacBride, Helensville, South Kaipara, Auckland.
tinshedyarns@gmail.com

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