ASL Fingerless Mitts (Child) by Masi Denison

ASL Fingerless Mitts (Child)

March 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 19 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
40 - 50 yards (37 - 46 m)
Child (age 2-6) (6" hand circumference)
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This pattern is available for free

This is a great pattern for learning how to knit in the round on DPNs or magic loop, and even for trying two at a time magic loop. It is a super fast and easy project.

Even though my daughter is hearing, we used sign language to communicate with her when she was an infant. As we learned more, our whole family discovered the joys (and utility) of this language. We also live in a cold weather climate, so I wanted something to keep our hands warm but still make it easy to text, type, and sign. This pattern is for the child version only. Please see ASL Fingerless Mitts (Adult) (currently in development) for the adult version.

The pattern is knit from the top down, so your cast on edge becomes the opening for the fingers. There is an optional I-cord bind off which I find useful for helping little hands understand which end to put on.

Here is a video of the i-cord bind off technique. (Note that this video shows a three stitch i-cord, not two stitches as in the pattern.)

UPDATE Pattern is now also available in Hungarian thanks to nPiro.