Align Fingerless Mitts Tutorial

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Many thanks to Courtney Spainhower of Pink Brutus Knits for this fabulous free pattern! You can see Courtney’s other designs on in her Ravelry store.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The yarn I used on my finished blue mitts is Alpha B, Single Silk B, in color Crater Lake.
The yarn I used on my finished dark purple mitts is Alpha B, Single B, in color Marionberry Coulis.
Alpha B yarn is available at Knit Purl.

The double-pointed needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo.

The ball-chain stitch markers I use are from RyCrafty on Etsy.

The green yarn I used for demonstration is Cascade 200 – color name unknown!

The sweater I’m wearing (not my design) is this pattern, knit in a discontinued cotton yarn.

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep, color Sushmita.

43 comments on “Align Fingerless Mitts Tutorial

  1. I could NOT be more pleased about this – a good, clean-lined mit with a snug fit – AND there’s enough room on the stockinette side to put in a little cable or other definition to jazz them up if I want to. THANK YOU – Kathie

  2. Thanks for showing us this great pattern and creating a tutorial to go along with it. I picked up a bag of great sock yarn on sale at my local YLS and am looking for things to make with it.

    I would love to see you do a tutorial on a headband. I’ve found lots of patterns on Ravelry, but they all seem to be made for larger heads or the pattern isn’t written clearly, so I’m still looking for that perfect one (which I know you could come up with). Just an idea…….

    D:)

  3. Question about using a heavier yarn then the pattern calls for.

    I’m a fairly new knitter and usually stick to the pattern 100%. In this case I have a bunch of Light Worsted Weight yarn I’d like to use up. If you use a heavier weight, I’m presuming you just use the size needles recommended for that weight or what is recommended on the label? Or when you’re substituting do you make any other modifications to the pattern?

    Thank you!

  4. Ashley – you can, in theory, use any yarn you like as long as you get the same gauge the pattern calls for. I would worry that using a much heavier yarn might create mitts that are stiff and inflexible, but it will only take an inch or so of knitting to know if the size and fabric flexibility is turning out okay. Worth a try if you really want to use that yarn.

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  5. woohooo!!! I’m so happy to see this tutorial! I have tried the Easy Fingerless Mitts and love them! now I am so excited to try a different style with a thumb! it is great to see a pattern that is simple, yet really pretty and will fit really well!! thank you Staci for this doing this tutorial!! oh yeah…and finally something for myself 🙂 Keep up the great work!!

  6. Ann – these mitts are knit in-the-round, which means you can either use double-points or the magic loop method (on one long circular, if you’re comfortable with that).

    S t a c i

  7. I like to try to knit these fingerless gloves, but miss somehow ,what size double pointed needles you use!
    The yarn you use is sock yarn, correct?
    Does this yarn come in one thickness?
    Barb

  8. I Love your videos. You are by far the best knitting guide there is! I noticed that there were only 10 stitches before the increase, as the pattern says 12; or 6 knit and purls. Is there a reason for that? Also, In order to make the mitts bigger, I too have larger hands from playing piano :); Do I have to change the number of stitches in the increases. Thanks so much. Dee

  9. Dee – the video is meant to show techniques used in the pattern, be sure to follow the pattern for the most accurate numbers. (I miscounted up to the first marker in the video.) To make a larger glove, try using a needle size larger (or two).

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  10. Hi S T A C I

    Thanks for the amazing video. I was starting my second mitt when i found your video on this (having watched all of your other videos, i was excited to see your expertise on a current project). Can i ask which yarn you used, i love both the blue and the aubergine colour. thanks and keep making those videos 🙂

  11. Yeah!FANtastic tut! It was nicely filmed in terms of clarity & styling.I really appreciated the contrast between the background, yarn, hands, nails etc.. The blue background is less stark than the white. Thank you for the free pattern. I’m excited to try it. Mostly,I’ll be using 9″ circular needles, because they are so ez to use. Have you tried 9″ circulars?
    Thanks for the link to JULEP! I signed up for their offer to try the Halloween kit.
    -THANKS for everything!

  12. I have been knitting for all my life
    I am now 74. Now i have not seen such beautiful knitting and
    Explaining i love the way you explain your thumb that will stay
    With me forever thank you so much
    Jeannine

  13. Love this pattern and tutorial – thanks to you both – making several pair for Christmas gifts – and of course one for me! Great job and thanks for such wonderful tutorials!

  14. Love the tutorial, would like to download for a friend of mine,, I am unable to do so not sure where I go wrong with this.
    please can you advise me on this, many thanks.Theresia

  15. Hi Staci!!

    I really enjoy your tutorials. They have helped me alot since I only started knitting and I am making this mittens for the first time. My cuff is looking good!!

  16. Hi there, I’m knitting these with a worsted yarn. I’m 15 rounds into the cuff, and they still seem kind of big for my wrist. Granted, I have Pretty small wrists and hands, but should I stop and switch to the sock yarn? Or keep going and hope for the best? Thanks!

  17. Hi Stacy,

    Newby here. I made the other pair as suggested and they turned out so beautiful that I thought I’d try this pattern. I made a pair of these with modifications to make them a little longer and made notes along the way. Even though I was careful, one is longer (but with the same stitch count) than the other one. I’m sure the tension must be tighter on the second glove. Is this something that you’ve heard before and what can I do to avoid this type of error?
    Thanks!

  18. Hi staci
    i knit a pair of these and i noticed that even though i knit it with a size one yarn, i still saw that my gloves were to loose and big for me. Am I doing something wrong?

  19. Farnaz – you have to be sure to check your gauge (stitches per inch), and make sure your gauge matches what is listed in the pattern. If your gauge does not match, you should adjust your needle size until your gauge matches. That is how to achieve the same size as listed in the pattern.

    S t a c i

  20. Staci- I knitted these gloves through the magic loop but when I finished the thumb was too loose. Thanks

  21. Hi. I was just wondering, how long/many rows did you knit the thumb for? Thanks for the amazing videos!

  22. Hi Tanya – the pattern suggests three rounds for the thumb, and I suggest trying the mitt on to help decide how many rows you want for your own mitts. I did ten rounds, but I have really long thumbs, and I don’t recommend that many rounds for most hands!

    S t a c i

  23. Hi Staci,

    I have bought a no. Of your patterns and love them.
    I am making the Aligen Fingerlss mitts for my son.
    I put 29 on N1 N 2 16 and n 3 15 for a total of 58 stitches.
    My question is how many inch for cuff before I start the thumb. I want them to be long like yours. Never made anything like this with thumb so I need your expertise.
    Thank you , Linda

  24. Hi Staci…I would love to do the Align Fingerless Mittens, but cannot find the printable version of the pattern….could you clue me in as I must be missing something. Many thanks…love your video tutorials!

  25. I’m not sure there is a PDF version – you can just copy the text and paste it in to your word processing software, and print from there. Or you can read the pattern from any mobile device.

    S t a c i

  26. Hi there! was the weight of 33g for both mitts? I just finished a lovely hat and would love these mitts to match it, but i only have about 45g of yarn left over, would that be enough for the pair? thanks so much

    R

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