Keeping Warm Indoors
My daughter has very cold hands in the winter, and her office is definitely not over-heated. When she told me that she had to type a bit, then sit on her hands to warm them up, then type, I knew she needed some fingerless gloves for working. Last year I made my husband a pair, and he now brings them back and forth from work (need to get a second pair for him also). Even though I had been promising her flap mittens, I thought that these were in order first.
A simple pattern. Since I am a numbers person, all multiples of 4. Adjust lengths as needed…
- Use a fingering weight yarn of your choice
- Size 1 needles
- Cast-on 48 sts, join in a round
- K2, P2 for 24 rows
- K 12 rows St st.
- Increase for thumb gusset as follows:
- K 23, PM, inc 1 st (by lifting up bar below)
- K2, inc 1 st, PM
- Knit next round plain (26 sts, 4 for thumb)
- Increase row by doing one increase inside each marker
- Knit 1 row plain
- When there are 22 sts for thumb, place thumb sts on holder after st st row
- Knit hand portion, CO 2 sts at thumb area (48 sts total).
- K24 rows st st
- *For top of mitt, Purl 1 row, K 1 row (to obtain garter st pattern) for 8 rows, last knit row is the bind-off row*
- Put 22 sts from thumb on needle, CO 2 sts at opening and K 4 rows
- Repeat * to* as for top of mitt.