Photog Mitts by Rachel Molenaar

Photog Mitts

February 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
250 yards (229 m)
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These fingerless, palmless mitts were designed to maximize warmth while leaving the hand as free as possible for work. Regular fingerless mitts cover the palm in fabric, which bunches up and slips while trying to hold a camera, for example. The Photog Mitts have an open palm that allows a secure grip.

The cuff is worked in the round, starting with a simple scalloped edge that comes to a point and continues in a subtle line of slipped stitches all the way up the wrist and hand. Stitches are cast off at the base of the palm, and the remainder of the mitt is worked flat with slip-stitch edges that hug the palm. A thumb gusset provides superior fit. The top is finished with i-cord edging that runs around the pinky and pointer fingers to hold the mitt in place – the thumb is also finished with i-cord edging.

Suitable for the most colorful hand-painted yarn, but stylish with subdued colors too, these functional yet charming mitts are quick to knit and fun to wear.

Pattern includes a small chart, but full written instructions are also provided.