Stockinette and reverse stockinette separated by a slanting line of twisted stitches add texture and interest to these fingerless mitts.
Size S is knit at a gauge of 20 stitches of stockinette in 4 inches
Size M is knit at a gauge of 18 stitches of stockinette in 4 inches
Size L is knit at a gauge of 16 stitches of stockinette in 4 inches
DK, worsted, or aran weight yarn may be used, depending on the size desired and your individual gauge. Medium sample shown was knit with worsted weight (madelinetosh MCN Worsted) on US 6/4 mm needles. Large sample was knit with aran weight (madelinetosh Chunky) on US 7/4.5 needles.
Long-tail cast on
Knitting in the round with a small circumference using dpns, magic loop, or two circulars
Right and left twists
picking up stitches (just 4!)
needles of choice in size needed for gauge (sample was worked on two circulars with dpns used for the thumb gusset)
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
A note about needles - I knit the mitts using 2 circulars (my personal favorite method for small circumferences) and used 3 dpns to knit the thumbs while the hand was still on the needles.This gave me a nice thumb gusset with no holes and no mid-knit cast-on.