Way back in my early knitting years, when I feared patterns and loved fat yarn and quick knits, I developed my super easy, fingerless, shapeless, fat and squishy “ninja mitts,” as I’ve always called them. The mitt design is great for finger mobility, can be pulled up over balled fists for extra warmth, or can be taken off the thumb and pushed back onto wrists for eating or added dexterity.
Sizes: small, medium, large - size small will fit kids or women with smallish hands, medium is for most women, and large is for most men.
Yarn: 60-80 yards of bulky or multiple strands held together
Needles: set of size US 11 double pointed
Gauge: 3 stitches/inch
Skills needed: knitting in the round, single cast-on, changing colors - pattern includes step-by-step photos for working in the round with double pointed needles, making this a great beginner pattern!
Oct 24, 2009: Now available as a free PDF! Enjoy!!
Pattern is in Craft: 10, on newsstands Feb. 10th, in the aricle Fingerless Mitts Times 3 (pg 115).
left out of magazine pattern, more specific yarn info:
30(35, 40) yards each of two colors of bulky yarn, or multiple strands of finer yarn held together (2 strands chunky, 3 strands worsted, 4 strands DK/sport weight)