I have been wanting to make proper fingerless mittens for a while, and even more after my failed attempt at crocheting cabled ones a few weeks ago. (I abandoned that project; I attempted to make them with at least 5 different hook sizes to get the gauge right, and it never got there, and I was frustrated beyond the point of enjoying myself, so I let it go.) Right around that same time, Design*Sponge wrote about how to host a knitting party (which honestly sounds like a lot of fun; maybe I’ll do something like that one day), and the post included instructions for knitting easy fingerless mittens.
I finally got around to visiting the yarn store near me, figuring that this pattern was straightforward enough (and didn’t call for a large amount of yarn) that it would be fun to buy some “fancy” yarn to use. I ended up buying Debbie Stoller’s Luxury Tweed Chunky in a dusty purple, because it looked amazing next to my pale gray coat.
These knit up super fast, even for this beginning knitter, and sewing the seam with a thumbhole couldn’t have been easier. Of course, I finished them just in time to … not need wristwarmers anymore, but that’s okay. I loved this project, and will definitely make another pair someday. (And I’m pretty sure there will be a few pairs to give as gifts, too.)
5 thoughts on “Week 18: Fingerless Mittens”
they look great! and let’s totally have a knitting party in the fall, okay?
They’re awesome! I love the tweedy look.
As long as you don’t lose them, they’ll probably be very useful in the future!
that yarn is AWE-SOME! And what a great pair of gloves. I have no desire to ever knit in the warm weather but by the time I do find the motivation it’s past the season. You rule, obviously!
They look fantabulous! That’s the joy of chunky yarn – knits up SO quickly! Enjoy wearing them (next autumn)!