Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Handspun Fingerless mitts - Recipe

Easy Fingerless Mitts

These are simple enough for a beginner to knit.
They show off handspun yarn beautifully.
The garter stitch is stretchy enough to make for a great fit.

Knit a rectangle.

Fold the rectangle lengthways. Using one end, sew up about an inch.

Use the other yarn end to sew up the other end of the mitt. Leaving a hole for the thumb

In this pair. I used 6mm needles and a bulky weight handspun.
 I casted on 30 sts and garter stitched 18 rows.

The number of stitches you cast on makes the length of the mitt and the number of rows the width of the mitt.

For the mitt to fit snug the rectangle needs to be stretched a little to fit around your arm.

The fabric needs to be firm, I recommend a smaller size knitting needle than the yarn would normally require

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