Knit Progress: Things to keep your hands warm

Since the hats, I’ve circled back to another idea I had for the brioche knitting technique. I thought it might work well to create a small, warm and stretchy pair of minimal fingerless gloves.

My experiment started with a short pair of fingerless mitts with a regular rib at the cuff and base of the fingers. The fabric created with the second yarn in brioche stitch expanded it more the way I expected and I added a button thumb hole, which was a bit tricky, but after a few tries was successful. I think these  turned out pretty cute in the Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash. I especially like some of the pairings you can create with solid and multi-color striping yarns they are offering.

I still had enough yarn to try a second pair. This time I simplified it more by creating cuffs without a thumb hole. These fit nicely – kind of like little extensions for your sweater this fall.  I wanted to try one more variation lengthening the cuff, so I used some other yarn I had in my stash for  a pop of color.

I don’t think I’ll be formalizing these into patterns, but if you want the notes, leave me a comment.

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2 thoughts on “Knit Progress: Things to keep your hands warm

  1. Hi there! I’ve been wanting to do a similar project, and I was wondering if you have a general idea of how many stitches to cast on for these gloves, without making them too loose (I would wear a women’s small)? Also, what size needles would you recommend for the yarn you referenced? I know with brioche, it’s often good to go a size or two up from the yarn’s recommended needle size. Thanks in advance!

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