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March 8, 2019

Fingerless Mitts | Knit in the Round

Let’s face it, fingerless gloves are a necessity when you use your fingers for, well, everything. I’m always crafting, filming, editing or swiping on my phone and I need my fingers. I’ve got a stunning pattern by Kristin Omdahl to show you in the video tutorial below.

The Fingerless Mitts pattern is from the book Beginner’s Guide to Knitting in the Round from Leisure Arts (used with permission). (Thanks, Leisure Arts, for sending me this wonderful book of patterns! Use the link I provided to get the book from Leisure Arts and help out GoodKnit Kisses too!)

The mitts feature ribbed cuffs at the top and bottom, a beautiful open textured stitch pattern and a knitted thumb. If you’re new to working with DPNs, those are double-pointed needles, I’ll give you all my tips to make it easy for you.

I love using DPNs because they can actually help you follow your stitch pattern without counting loads of stitches. But more about that in the video.

PIN IT!

Fingerless Mitts Knit In the Round finished shown with DPNs

I like to use existing patterns to teach you how to read and follow a knitting pattern. I’ve been knitting for many years, but I still remember struggling with the terms and understanding the abbreviations. With that in mind I want to help you by sharing the many tips I’ve picked over the years.

I’ve got an entire playlist dedicated to not only showing you the stitches, but going over the written directions printed in the pattern. I’ll link that playlist below so you can subscribe to it.

Be sure to check out my other pattern reading videos for needle knitters:

How to Read Knit Patterns: Basic Hat on Straight Needles

How to Read Knit Patterns: Ribbon Mug Cozy

How to Knit Lace: Winter Lace Afghan


Let’s take a look at what we need to make Fingerless Mitts knit in the round.

The Pattern

Fingerless Mitts

The Fingerless Mitts….. The pattern is found in the Beginner’s Guide Knitting in the Round from Leisure Arts.

The Materials

Yarn – Lion Brand Landscapes in color Desert Spring
(Thanks, Lion Brand Yarn, for supplying the yarn for today’s tutorial!)
Needles – Size US 8 (5 mm) DPNs (double pointed needles) set of 5

Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
split ring stitch marker
measuring tape

Gauge

2 repeats (8 sts) and 12 rows/rnds = 1 3/4″ (4.5 cm)

Size

7″ circumference x 8.5″ long (18 cm x 21.5 cm)

Stitches

K – knit
P – purl
Kfb – knit into the front and back of the stitch
Psso 3 – pass slipped stitch over 3 stitches
Sl – slip stitch
YO – yarn over


Helpful Video Links:

How to Knit
How to Purl
Longtail Cast On
Bind Off

Skills Taught in this Tutorial:

Easy DPN Cast on
Bottom Ribbing
Stitch Pattern & Body of Mitt
Thumb Opening (Flat Panel)
Top Ribbing & Bind Off
Pick Up Stitches & Knit Thumb


How to make Fingerless Mitts knit in the round tutorial:


Fingerless Mitts tutorial for Left-handed knitters:


How to Read a Knit Pattern Playlist:

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Kristen Mangus
About 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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