Kid-Sized Camp Out Mitts
November 27, 2012
November 27, 2012

Kid-Sized Camp Out Mitts

Project info
Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by tante ehm
HandsFingerless Gloves/Mitts
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Noro Nadeshiko (old)
0 skeins = 0.0 yards (0.0 meters), 0 grams
Ewetopia Fiber Shop in Viroqua, Wisconsin

I modified Camp Out to fit my six year old. She loves them so much she’s sleeping with them on. <3 (Mods below!)

Worth noting - I made a full-sized pair for my sister but wanted the left and right to match, so I bought two skeins of yarn and chose accordingly. From the scrap from the two skeins I was able to do the same on this mini pair. (That’s why they match pretty well, where most Noro mittens don’t.)

Kid-Sized Modifications
(Including a variation without the provincial cast as requested by a beginning knitter.)

Measure your child’s (or a comparably sized friend’s) hand, around the palm. (Lupine - age 6 - is 5 1/2”) I do this sneakily by measuring a variety of parts: arms, legs, toes, teeth, noses, etc. They might know you’re up to something but they won’t know what. :-)

Cast on 6 stitches. (The pattern calls for a provincial cast on but if that is daunting just cast on how you normally do. Works either way.) (If your child is tiny cast on 4 or 5 stitches. If they are older, go for 7 or 8.)

Knit in garter stitch (knitting every row) so that moderately stretched it will fit the child’s hand. You don’t want it mad snug, so just a little stretch will suffice!

If you did a long tail cast on, use a spare needle pick up six stitches along your cast on edge. (If this is hard, try picking up with a smaller needle.) If not, ready your live stitches from your cast on edge.

Do a three needle bind off to create the top of the glove. (What you make will look like a wrist-band.) To do a three needle bind-off, knit one stitch from each needle together and bind off simultaneously.

Pick up one stitch in each rib of the band. (If your band has 50 rows for example, you will pick up 25 stitches.)

Knit in the round one row.

Begin Camp Out Fingerless Mitts pattern on Round 3 and follow to the end. Shorten final length to your desired length.

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by Noro
40% Angora, 39% Wool, 21% Silk
142 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: November 26, 2012
  • Finished: November 26, 2012
  • Updated: November 27, 2012