I've been told perfection is boring. Well, I'm certainly not boring (just ask my friends) and I'm definitely not perfect (just ask my kids)! Because of this I have a standing policy of rewarding people who nicely bring an error to my attention with a free single pattern download from my Ravelry pattern store.
Techniques Used: Twisted German Caston, directional increases and decreases, Phalangee Technique, Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
I designed these mitts in honor of my son’s 21st birthday. He’s rather notorious for both loving and losing fingerless the fingerless mitts I make for him. For his birthday, I came up with the solution to his dilemma. He chose his favorite sock yarn from my stash and I promised to keep knitting these mitts until the yarn ran out. That way he would have a few spares in case one went missing. It looks like my 100 gram skein of sock yarn will make 5 mitts…hopefully that will keep him in fingerless mitts for a few years!
The mitts are a simple 1x3 rib, with a patterned gusset. The thumb and finger openings are created with my Phalangee technique which was published in Knitty’s Deep Fall 2012 issue. Also, I took the opportunity to finally record a demonstration video of the technique while making these mitts.