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Fingerless Mitts with Pockets

Knitting
September 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
260 yards (238 m)
medium and large
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These mitts are worked in the round on double pointed needles, 2 circulars or one long circular. Use whatever method you like; detailed instructions on the different methods are not included.

Using sock yarn gives a nice close fit without a lot of bulk. The ribbing from the cuff extends into the palm for a little extra padding.

A pocket is knit on the inside of the top of the mitt, just the right size for a hand warmer, and it closes with 2 shirt buttons. Of course you may choose to store a key or loose change or whatever.
The fingers are separated by rows of slip stitch crochet or you can sew the small seam by hand.

Additional techniques included: knitting with waste yarn, picking up and knitting live stitches from waste yarn, M1.
Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations and a stitch glossary.

Experience with knitting in the round with either double pointed needles, magic loop or 2 circulars is recommended.
Level: Intermediate.

The pattern is also written for 8sts=1in gauge so just about any sock yarn could be substituted.