have difficulty wearing traditional gloves and mittens.
Without a thumb, they are easy to put on and keep on and help retain the heat of the the thumb as well as the fingers. This wrist ribbing is a little looser which makes it easier to put them on, a common need folks with arthritis.
Recommended for folks suffering with arthritis, Raynaud's other cold sensitive disorders.
Very warm for homebound or bedridden folks as well as those venturing outdoors. Great for runners, joggers, walkers and hikers who have trouble keeping fingers and thumb warm in traditional gloves or mittens
Step 1: Materials
The materials for knitting these Adaptive mittens are simple:
1 set of .5 mm knitting needles
worsted medium weight yarn. Acrylic is great because it is easy to care for, machine wash and dry and it is not as drying on the skin as wool and cotton.
Step 2: Cast on and knit ribbing
These mittens are knitted in the round. Instructions for knitting in the round can be found on many knitting websites.
Cast 10 stitches on each of three consecutive needles for a total of 30 stitches. Using a K1, P1 pattern for 10 - 12 rows depending on how long you want the wristband to be.