Whether you have experience using double-pointed needles or not, you can knit these fingerless mitts! In this tutorial, we learn how to get started on DPNs, how to knit in-the-round, how to create a “buttonhole” thumb, and how to bind-off in pattern. The only skills you really need are confidence in both knitting and purling.
This pattern is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD, and includes links to a 4-part video tutorial. (Video also at the top of this post.)
Sizes: Women’s Small/Medium, Women’s Large (to fit actual hand circumferences of 7-7.5”, 8”; measured around the knuckles of the hand)
Needles: Size 7 US (4.5mm) set of double-pointed needles
Yarn: 50g (about 100 yards) of worsted weight (10 ply) wool or wool blend
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch in stockinette
Sizing note: These mitts are quite stretchy. Most women will find that the smaller size will fit fine. The larger size is appropriate if your hands are wide across the knuckles, and/or you have wider wrists.
Information on things you’ll see in the video:
My finished purple mitts were knit with Madeline Tosh, Tosh Vintage, in colorway “Flashdance”.
The bulky yarn I use for demonstration is Berroco Peruvia Quick.
The pink swatch I use when checking gauge is knit with Cascade 128.
The bamboo pins I use to check gauge are by Clover.
The wood needles I use for demonstration are by Clover, size 10.5 (6.5mm).
The sweater on the mannequin is my Women’s Zippered Letterman’s Jacket, pattern + video tutorial.
The new animation at the very end of the video is by TJ Morris of Toonicatures.