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Youth Fingerless Mitts Pattern

Youth Fingerless Mitts Pattern

Keep your kids cozy this fall with my youth fingerless mitts pattern.  The Bumblebee Fingerless Mitts can be worked on either knitting needles or a knitting loom.

These mitts may look a little familiar to you.  When I was working on my Chic Fingerless Mitts pattern my son came to me and asked for a pair.  Since I’d only been working on adult sizes I had to do some quick calculations to resize the pattern.  (Thankfully, I have a handy cast on calculator right here on my blog!)  Since my little guy loves yellow I knew I wanted to make the mitts black and yellow striped.

Youth Fingerless Mitts Pattern

The basic stitches are the same as the Chic Fingerless Mitts, but the number of cast on stitches and row counts are adjusted to give a perfect fit to your grade or middle schooler.

Let’s take a look at the youth fingerless mitts pattern walk through:

I’ve got a brief video walk through that shows how to navigate the pattern whether you’re working on needles or loom.  Many of you have asked me to teach you how to follow a written pattern.  Join me while I give you a quick lesson on pattern reading and sizing:

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Needle Knit Pattern                      Loom Knit Pattern


Youth Fingerless Mitts Pattern in progress on needles

Needle Knit Bumblebee Mitts for Youth

(For older kids or teens you may want to use the Chic Fingerless Mitts pattern for Adult sizes S-M-L.)

PATTERN
The full pattern is right here on this page.  For a downloadable PDF version see my Ravelry Store.

MATERIALS
Contrast A Red Heart Chic Sheep (100g / 3.5oz, 170 m / 186 yards) Stiletto (affiliate link)
Contrast B Red Heart Chic Sheep (100g / 3.5oz, 170 m / 186 yards) Mimosa (affiliate link)
Needles US 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles, set of 4 needles (or circular needle) [I like Knitter’s Pride Dreamz. affiliate link]
Stitch marker

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximate(ly)
K = Knit
K1below = Knit into next stitch 1 row below, at same time, slipping off stitch above
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

GAUGE
4 sts x 5 rows in 1” in zig zag pattern

SKILL LEVEL Easy

SIZES Youth

MEASUREMENTS
7.75” x 6.25” (19.5 cm x 16 cm)

INSTRUCTIONS
(Make 2)

With A cast on 28. Divide sts on 3 needles leaving at least 10 stitches on last needle. Join in rnd, place marker on first st for beg of rnd.

CUFF (In contrast A only)
Work 1 1/2” (4 cm) in (K2. P2) ribbing. (10 rounds).

PALM
1st rnd:  With A purl.
2nd rnd: With B K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
3rd rnd: With B same as 1st rnd
4th rnd: With A same as 2nd rnd.

Rep these 4 rnds in zig zag pattern seven more times. (32 rounds total)

THUMB
1st rnd:  With A purl.
2nd rnd: With B K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
3rd rnd: With B purl to last 8 sts, loosely bind off 6 sts. Purl to end of rnd.
4th rnd: With A, K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to first bound off stitch. Cast on 6 sts using backwards loop cast on. Knit to end of rnd.

MITT TOP
1st rnd:  With A purl.
2nd rnd: With B K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
3rd rnd: With B same as 1st rnd.
4th rnd: With A same as 2nd rnd.

Repeat rnds 1-2.

CUFF (In contrast B only)
With B work about 1” (2.5 cm) in K2, P2 ribbing. (6 rounds).

Bind off in pattern loosely. Weave in all ends.


The Chic Fingerless Mitts Video demonstrates all the techniques you need to make the Bumblebee Mitts:

Chic Fingerless Mitts Right-handed Tutorial

Chic Fingerless Mitts Left-handed Tutorial

 


Youth Fingerless Mitts Pattern close up

Loom Knit Bumblebee Mitts for Youth

(For older kids or teens you may want to use the Loom Knit Chic Fingerless Mitts pattern for Adult sizes S-M-L.)

PATTERN
The full pattern is right here on this page.  For a downloadable PDF version see my Ravelry Store.

MATERIALS
Contrast A Red Heart Chic Sheep (100g / 3.5oz, 170 m / 186 yards) Stiletto (affiliate link)
Contrast B Red Heart Chic Sheep (100g / 3.5oz, 170 m / 186 yards) Mimosa (affiliate link)
Small Gauge (SG) 3/8” Loom. KB Looms Adjustable Sock Loom used in sample. (affiliate link)

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximate(ly)
HH = Half Hitch (thumb) Cast on
K = Knit (UKnit Stitch; if loose knitter use Flat Knit)
K1below = Knit into next stitch 1 row below, at same time, slipping off stitch above
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
SlwyifP = Slip with yarn in front of Peg
St(s) = Stitch(es)

SKILL LEVEL Easy

MEASUREMENTS
Youth: 7.5” x 6.25” (19.5 cm x 16 cm)

INSTRUCTIONS
(Make 2)

With A cast on 28 sts. Join in rnd, place marker on first st for beg of rnd.

CUFF (In contrast A only)
Work 1 1/2” (4 cm) in (K2. P2) ribbing. (12 rounds).

PALM
1st rnd:  With A P1. *SwyifP. P1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: With B K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
3rd rnd: With B same as 1st rnd.
4th rnd: With A same as 2nd rnd.

Rep these 4 rnds in zig zag pattern eight more times. (36 rounds total)

THUMB
1st rnd:  With A P1. *SwyifP. P1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: With B K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
3rd rnd: With B P1. *SwyifP. P1. Rep from * to last 8 sts, loosely bind off 6 sts. Purl to end of rnd.
4th rnd: With A, K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to first bound off stitch. Cast on 6 sts using backwards loop cast on. Knit to end of rnd.

MITT TOP
1st rnd:  With A P1. *SwyifP. P1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
2d rnd: With B K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
3rd rnd: With B same as 1st rnd.
4th rnd: With A same as 2nd rnd.

Rep rnds 1-2.

CUFF (In contrast B only)
With B work about 1” (2.5 cm) in K2, P2 ribbing. (7 rounds).

Bind off in pattern loosely. Weave in all ends.


The Loom Knit Chic Fingerless Mitts Video demonstrates all the techniques you need to make the Bumblebee Mitts:

Loom Knit Chic Fingerless Mitts Tutorial – Counter Clockwise

Loom Knit Chic Fingerless Mitts Tutorial – Clockwise

Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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