Hello, People of the Pod. Do your hands get cold in the fall and winter? Do you like to take your digital music player with you wherever you go? Do you get tired of having to rip your entire mitten off of your hands in order to dial your iPod controls, thus exposing your delicate modern technology-addicted hand to the elements?
Worry no more, my knitting-capable friends. This convertible mitten/glove pattern is here for you. Be sure to note suggested modifications, including the simple addition of a peek-a-boo or ‘podster’ thumb, to allow your thumb to slip in and out of the glove for easy access to your music player controls without removing your whole glove.
(Shout-out to Sook Yin Lee, CBC radio announcer who begins podcasts of Definitely Not the Opera with the greeting, “hello, people of the pod.)
* To fit hand circumference 6-6.75 ins (7-8 ins) around; Roughly equivalent to Women’s Small(Women’s Large/Men’s Small).
To execute this pattern, knitters will be required to:
• Work in the round
• Work knit and purl sts
• Work increases (m1) and decreases (ssk, k2tog, p2tog)
• Pick up sts (for working fingers and thumb)
Note: The pattern instructions direct you to work in the round, however I do not indicate which method specifically. I assume that if you are making these gloves, you are comfortable with at least one method already and know which method that is. Use whatever method you are comfortable with - DPNs, Magic Loop, or 2 circulars. This sample was worked using Magic Loop method.