It is funny how many times a good idea comes along while looking for something else. I ran across this free pattern for Finger Less Mitts. It looked fast to knit and I really liked the pattern.
Free pattern link (ravelry)http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/camp-out-fingerless-mitts
These fingerless mitts are worked in two directions. The hand portion is worked flat in garter stitch. Stitches are picked up and worked in rounds for the thumb and wrist portion. I enjoyed knitting this pattern! It was easy to understand and well written. I did add two modifications to the pattern. Even with my modifications I had this done with under 150 yards easy, I had a partial skein left over.
Above is the palm done and I’m ready to start on the arm, I decided to add a “thumb”, I did this by picking up 19 stitches around the thumb hole, and k1,p1 all around for 4 rows, or until it is long enough to make you happy When finish I cast off in pattern all around.
I also noticed in the photos that the sleeves are finished to roll. I like to wear mine under a jacket and was afraid this might bunch up for me, so I added a k1,p1 ribbing all around the last inch to the sleeve.
I love this pattern, I was able to wear it for several weeks before it warmed up. I’m planning on making another pair for my husband in more manly colors. He also wants finger holes which I think I can make by simply sewing together the finger edges in three areas.?? Well that is my plan, it works in my head, LOL, See below for yarn info and review, I plan on using a different yarn for these next time. This yarn is a tad bit bulky for the pattern.
I’m on a quest to test knit acrylic and acrylic blend yarns, so I picked up some Red Heart Boutique Treasure in the colorway Abstract. I was attracted to the softness of it. It is a 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool blend. It states it is Aran weight, I think it is a might thicker than that. The yardage is 151 yds. for 100 grams, I got mine at Michaels on sale, its normal cost is listed as $6.99. Yarn has a nice sheen to it and a fair number of colorways. I can’t be sure how many, I’ve seen 8 different colors. Knitting Tension:16 sts - 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) Suggested Knitting Needle:6 mm, US – 10 . The care: Label states to hand wash, I haven’t yet (I’ll update when I do) I’m afraid these may pill, due to the low twist of the yarn.
Color way has a long transition, So the colors transition in a pretty way.
Yarn is a tad bit splity, that didn’t bother me at all. If you need to frog it, the slight fuzziness of it will make it difficult. That being said, I love the feel of this yarn, and I did have opportunity to wear these for several weeks before the weather got warm. My hands were warm and dry. None of the clamminess that I find when wearing some acrylic yarns.
It took me I skein, and I had a might bit leftover. Also I did add some modifications to this pattern, so I believe one skein would be plenty to knit it up wit