Work Horse Fingerless Mittens by Emaly Leak

Work Horse Fingerless Mittens

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
125 yards (114 m)
women's small
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This pattern is available for free.

As with most of my patterns, these fingerless mittens were designed out of necessity. I have pretty small hands, and I couldn’t seem to find a simple pattern that fit snug enough to be functional. I was looking for a pair of fingerless mittens that I could wear to death…thus the work horse fingerless mittens were born! I have done just about everything in these mittens…I wear them to walk the dog, work in the garden, feed the llamas, put up fence, even at my computer in the house when it is really cold! They fit great and are unobtrusive as you work.

The best thing about this pattern is how easy it is to memorize and how quick it knits up! I can make a pair of mitts in just a couple of hours.

These mittens work up to be approximately a women’s small size (or large child). You can make them bigger or smaller by adjusting your yarn and needle size, or adding/subtracting 5 stitches (4 knit and 1 purl).