I’m excited to release a group of new fingerless glove patterns I’ve created over the last few months while making gloves for our neighborhood fall festival. I like to experiment and make up patterns as I go along. There are a few that I have really enjoyed both the process of knitting as well as the result and I’ll be writing them down to share with you. This is the first of the series: Ironwork Mitts.
I wanted to do something fun with a standard ribbed glove. By using twisted knit stitches and throwing in some cables, this pattern reminds me of architectural ironwork. I love the overall texture and complex pattern that is created with a few simple stitches.
These fingerless mitts knit from the bottom cuff up and are knit in the round.
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
• Twisted stitches
• Cable stitches
Approximate finished measurements: Glove length: 6.75 in (17 cm), Flat width: 3 in (7.6 cm) – larger in thumb gusset area.
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended. Cable needle.
Stitch marker and stitch counter optional.
Yarn: Worsted Weight, approx 110 yds (100 m)