Free: Garnet Fingerless Mitts
I created these on my way back from the Pittsburg Knit and Crochet Festival. I have never designed or even thought about the construction of fingerless gloves… but this just happened to me… Garnet is my little miracle !
Here is how I determined how many stitches to cast on for a perfect fit.
I measured my lower wrist circumference: 8” and upper wrist: 7” I took final circumference as 7” since I was going to use 2x2 ribbing and that fabric stretches a bit.
My guage was 5 sts per inch so that gives me a total of 35 sts to cast on. I used 36 to get an even number of stitches for the 2x2 ribbing.
The broadest part of my hand was 8.5” so I figured an increase of 6 stitches after the cuff would give a good fit and it did.
Finished Size: Lower wrist 8”
Upper wrist 7”
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Yarn: Simply Soft Caron
Needles: US Size 6 Double points
Gauge: 5 sts per inch
Start: 2 rows of garter stitch (Knit both sides on straight needles and Knit one row and purl the next in the round.)
Rib: 2 x 2 ribbing
Knit 2 Purl 2 in the round.
Body: 3x3 checkerboard
Row 1-3: Knit 3 Purl 3 in the round
Row 4: Purl 3 over the previous knit three and Knit 3 over the previous purl 3
Row 5 – 6: Purl 3 Knit 3
Repeat rows 1-6 for the pattern.