Knit a pair of ribbed, bulky weight fingerless mitts for yourself or as a last minute gift. This pattern is ideal for adventurous beginners.
Since fall has just started, my mind is turning to all things cozy; fires, snuggly blankets, hot chocolate, and squishy knits. But as I live in Los Angeles, most of these will have to wait at least a few more weeks. Except for the knits. Why? Because air conditioning is both a blessing and a curse! I often get very (very!) cold hands and feet. To the point where their icy presence was mentioned in our wedding vows! Yup, my husband promised to warm up my feet forever in front of our dearest friends and family. So as you might imagine, I’m always looking for ways to keep my hands from becoming ice cubes throughout the year, and fingerless mitts are my go-to method.
The Story So far
I was looking for a quick project a few months back and didn’t have anything specific in mind. After digging around in my yarn stash for a while, I pulled out a skein of bulky weight yarn. It was brightly colored and calling my name. But I’d only bought one skein (I really must stop doing that!). So I looked around to find something to make with this lovely squooshy ball of yum. Nothing seemed quite right. I looked some more figuring that something would pop out at me, but that just didn’t happen. So I decided to make a simple pair of fingerless mitts for myself, and the Quick Ribbed Mitts pattern came into existence.
About the pattern
This pattern is ideal for both men and women, and the size can easily be adjusted by changing gauge or yarn weight. A future version of this pattern will be released with additional sizing, but it’s still in the works. A pair usually takes me (a moderately fast knitter) about 3 hours to complete. A new or slow knitter might need a long evening or a leisurely weekend to savor the process. They also make an ideal gift knit for anyone in your life who has been deemed knit worthy. So whip up a pair for your mom, sister, dad, brother, best friend, or yourself. Definitely make a pair for yourself!
This pattern is ideal for an adventurous beginner. It may seem like there is a lot going on, but they are very straight forward. You will need to know the knit stitch, purl stitch, knitting in the round, make 1 increase (knitwise), knit front and back, make 1 increase (purlwise), and purl through front and back. These links will bring you to the appropriate tutorials on YouTube.