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Fingerless Mittens

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Fingerless mittens help keep your hands warm without blocking any dextarity for your fingers.  You can write, type, pick up small items while keeping your hands warm.  As it turns out they are a quick easy knit and you can be as creative as you like with the designs.  I was able to make two pair from one ball of yarn, so they can also be a great stash buster if you have little bits of left over yarn. 

These were knitted flat then the sides are sewn together, leavaing an opening for the thumb. If you want you can add a thumb gusset after you sew the side seam.  I will include just a little bit on that too.

 
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Step 1: Supplies

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You will need:

1    pair straight knitting needles, american size 4 or 5.  I used size 5 on most of these mittens.
1   4 ounce ball of yarn, size 4.  I used Deborah Norville's Everyday soft worsted and Vana's choice on some
1   cable needle or stitch holder (not pictured, but a double point needle is a good cable needle choice)
1    yarn needle 

optional:
stitch guage - but any ruler or tape measure can be just as effective

nice! my mom makes a lot of thing out of wool or yarn :D she makes snow hats, simple hats, mittens, socks...her imagination is unlimited :)
Alice want1 year ago
It looks so warm. I need it even though winter will leave soon. I think you can change its color because it is too easy to be dirty for a white glove.
Mama Reni (author)  Alice want1 year ago
Yes, You can make them in any color. The yarn I used comes in several colors. Plus if you make them by the pattern you can probably get a couple of pair from each skein.
That's so cute! I love the cable stitch :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
Mama Reni (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks, I did just do that.
Perfect! I'm crocheting a pair of fingerless mitts right now. I love all of your variations. Thanks for providing a cable pattern! (cables intimidate me)
Mama Reni (author)  scoochmaroo1 year ago
Cables look harder to make than they realy are, but if you are crossing more than about four stitches over they do get a little harder to work. Can't wait to see the ones you crochet.