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Carbon Fingerless Mitts- FREE PATTERN
These beautiful fingerless mitts are worked in the round with no need for seaming. Simple slipped stitches are worked and picked up on alternating rows to produce an eye catching texture as well as a thermal fabric to keep your hands nice and toasty. These mitts are perfect for any style, casual enough to wear with anything, and fancy enough to compel your friends to ask "How did you do that?"
Note: Theses mitts are designed to be fitted snugly around the wrist, but make sure you do not knit too tight! The slipped stitches need to be loose and relaxed to ensure some elasticity.
Make 2 mitts exactly the same!
Shown in Lambstrings Yarn Tralala Sock in "Red Maple"
Lambstrings Yarn Tralala Sock (200-225) yds
US#2 36"+ circular needles for magic loop or DPN's
Sizes: XS/S (M/L); 5"-6" (6"-7.5") wrist.
34 sts/44 rows= 4" in stockinette.
pm: place marker
EOR: end of round
SL5 (3): slip next 5 (3) sts to right needle, as if to purl.
WYIF: bring yarn to front of work
ULS: with right needle, lift the 2 running strands below from front to back, insert needle into next st knitwise, knit st and 2 strands together, transfer to right needle as one.
M1R: with left needle, pick up the bar between your sts from back to front, knit through front of st, transfer to right needle. (right slanting increase).
M1L: with left needle, pick up the bar between your sts from front to back, knit through back of st, transfer to right needle. left slanting increase).
Begin at wrist:
On US#2 needles, cast on 52 (64) sts, pm, and join for knitting in the round.
Rib: (K2, P2) to EOR.
Repeat Rib row 9 times total.
Rnd 10: Work rib for 25 sts. M1L, work rib to last st, M1L, P1 .
55 (67) sts.
Work Carbon stitch pattern A:
Rows 1, 3, 5 and 11: K all sts, slipping marker.
Rows 2 and 4: *(K1, SL5 WYIF), repeat to EOR.
Row 6: K3, *(ULS, K5), repeat to last 3 sts, ULS, K2.
Rows 7 and 9: K to last 2 sts, SL2 WYIF.
Rows 8 and 10: SL3 WYIF, *(K1, SL5 WYIF), repeat to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 12: *(ULS, K5), repeat to last 5 sts, K5.
Repeat rows 1-12 of pattern A: 3 times more, then rows 1-6 once more.
Next row: K2, pm, K to last 2 sts, pm, K2.
Work Carbon stitch pattern B: (Increase 2 sts every 3rd round)
Row 1: K to m, M1R, sm, K2, *(SL5 WYIF, K1) to m, sm, M1L, K to EOR.
Rows 2, 6 and 8: K all sts, slipping m's.
Row 3: K to m, sm, K2, *(SL5 WYIF, K1) to m, sm, K to EOR.
Rows 4 and 10: K to m, M1R, sm, K to m, sm, M1L, K to EOR.
Row 5: K to m, sm, K4, ULS, *(K5, ULS) to 3 sts before m, K3, sm, K to EOR.
Row 7: K to m, M1R, sm, K5, *(SL5 WYIF, K1) to 3 sts before m, K3, sm, M1L, K to EOR.
Row 9: K to m, sm, K5, *(SL5 WYIF, K1), to 3 sts before m, K3, sm, K to EOR.
Row 11: K to m, sm, K7, ULS, *(K5, ULS) to 6 sts before m, K6, sm, K to EOR.
Row 12: K all sts, slipping m's.
Repeat rows 1-12 of pattern B: 1 (2) times more, then rows 1-6 (1-4) once more.
Divide for thumb:
Row 1: Work across row 7 (5) of pattern B to 2nd m, remove m, M1L, place next 12 (14) sts on waste yarn.
Row 2: Place first 12 (14) sts on waste yarn , M1R, K1, remove m, K to EOR, M1L.
55 (67) sts palm, 24 (28) sts thumb.
Continue for fingers:
Beginning on row #4 (#2) of Carbon pattern A, work through to row 12, then rows 1-12 once more.
Next row: K25, M1L, K to last st, M1L, K1.
Rib: (K2, P2) to EOR.
Repeat Rib row 5 times total.
Bind off in Rib pattern.
Pick up 24 (28) sts from waste yarn, pm, join for knitting in the round.