Sunday 29 December 2013

Fingerless Mitts

I have been scouring pattern books, PinterestRavelry and miscellaneous websites for a suitable pattern for fingerless mitts. And I found one at Maaike's lovely creJJtion website, and I'm captured by them.

I have written out a step-by-step pattern for these mitts along with a symbol diagram and I thought I would share this with you. All credit goes to the work that Maaike has done with these mitts, I have only helped the process along. Please visit her site for more wonderful creations.

The patterning of the stitch is worked over four rows / rounds, and is repeated every 10 stitches. The pattern is worked using 5 different colour yarns, and changes colour after the 4th round / row.
The mitts are quite tight and will fit an average sized hand/arm. They will stretch with time. These mitts are not graded for a larger or smaller fit. If they need to be worked to a larger size, I recommend working a test swatch with a larger hook first (4.5mm). If this isn’t sufficient then increase the initial chain stitches by a multiple of 10 (so up to 50 ch). This might make the mitts a little too large, if so, then I recommend dropping your hook size down for this larger chained work to a 3.5mm.
If you require a smaller mitt, then I recommend dropping your hook size down to 3.5mm. The work will crochet up tighter.

All these adjustments will have consequences for the size and fit of the mitts, as will individual tension and yarn choices.

Download the pattern here:
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1 comment:

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

Just discovered your blog and am enjoying reading your posts very much. Like you, I have a bit of an ongoing search for the perfect crochet fingerless mitts pattern and I'm going to give this a whirl. I find it quite tricky to get the fit right ie snug enough to be cosy without being tight or difficult to get on and off but not so loose that they are all baggy! I shall be back to visit (for the tea and slice of cake as well as the crochet as am addicted to all three!) Happy New Year! Elizabeth x