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6/19/13

Twilled Stripe Fingerless Mitts





Twilled Stripe Fingerless Mitts

Pattern:  Twilled Stripe Arm Warmers by Gretchen Tracy, made for Knitwits.

Yarn: Unknown
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Heather gray

Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 8

Cast on: June 9, 2013
Completed: June 19, 2013

Comments: I knit these mitts while participating in the Underappreciated KAL in the Fingerless Mitts Fanatics group on Ravelry. I chose this pattern because it had no projects. It's really very pretty.



 The stitch pattern is easy peasy to knit and memorize. 



Just nothing done for the thumb part of the hand. I've modified the pattern quite a bit. I shortened it a bit, and added a thumb gusset. Instructions for the thumb as follows:

Knit 3 repeats of the pattern, then begin thumb gusset.

Rnd1: Knit in established st pattern on first 22 sts, M1, K in pattern on remaining 20 sts.

Rnd 2: Knit in stitch pattern on first 21 sts. P1, K1, P1, continue in st pattern on remaining 19 sts.

Rnd 3: Knit in stitch pattern for first 21 sts. P1, M1R, K1, M1L, P1, continue in st pattern on remaining 19 sts.

Rnd 4: Knit in stitch pattern for first 21 sts. P1, K3, P1, continue in st pattern on remaining 19 sts.

Repeat rows 3 and 4, increasing 2 sts as established until there are 15 sts between the 2 purl sts.

Next row: Knit in stitch pattern on first 21 sts. P1, place next 15 sts on a stitch holder, P1, continue in st pattern on remaining 19 sts.

Next row: finish as pattern instructs on remaining 42 sts.


After you have finished the mitt top, place thumb stitches on needles. Knit across first round, pick up 3 sts over thumb gap. There will be 18 sts on the needles.

Knit 3 more rounds, then 4 rounds of 1x1 rib. Bind off.



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