Whitman Fingerless Mitts
Customizable fingerless gloves that adapt to fit your hand with just the right amount of texture and character. Increases that are worked in pattern and an invisible bind-off create a seamless aesthetic and reversible comfort. The textured stitch and heavier yarn weight create a warm, durable and stylish mitt.
Instructions are included for two sizes (small, large), two lengths (short, long), and there are two design options for the forearm/wrist (1x1 rib or a 3x3 moss stitch / slipped stitch rib) and two options for the thumbs. Special instructions are included for using a limited quantity of leftover yarn. Even with all these options, the pattern instructions are just one page, and the entire pattern is three pages total. All measurements are given in inches and cm.
The “Leftover Yarn Version” featured in the pattern is designed to use leftover yarn from other projects. These mitts are a great companion to hats, cowls or other items that have left your stash bursting with leftovers! The small size can be knit with as little as 35g, the large with as little as 40g (please not this version requires a scale).
Small will fit most women, palm size 7 - 8.5 in (18 -21 cm)
Large will fit most men, palm size 8 - 9.5 in (20 - 24 cm)
Whitman Fingerless Mitts were inspired by the Whitman hat. They are available as a set at the discounted price of $7.50 by using the code: songofmyself. If you purchased the Whitman hat before the mitts were available, you should be able to get the discount by adding just the mitts and using that code.
The pattern includes embedded tutorial links.
For notes on modifying the pattern to make mittens, see cheerski’s project page.
I know I have the best of time and space - and that I was never measured, and never will be measured.
- Walt Whitman, Song of Myself