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Monday, 7 May 2012

Storm Fingerless Mittens (free knitting pattern)

Storm Mittens 
This is a pattern for fingerless mittens, knitted in the round on a circular knitting needle using the  magic loop method. 


2x Rowan Kidsilk Haze (25g each) in contrasting colours (knit with each colour held double)
3.5mm circular needle
Set of 4 3.4mm double pointed needles for the thumb
waste yarn
darning needle


Divide each ball of Kidsilk Haze into two equal balls. These mitts are knitted with the yarn held double in stripes of two rows.

Cast on 50 stitches and using magic loop divide the yarn into two halves of 25 stitches. Join and...

Row 1: K1P1 rib in the round for 7 rows in colour A (I used the darker colour for the ribbing at the top, bottom and thumb)
Row 8 & 9: Knit 2 rows in the round in colour B
Row 10 & 11: Knit 2 rows in the round in colour A
Continue in stripes until you've knitted 21 stripes
Row 52: Change to colour B, Knit around
Row 53: K10, Knit into the front and back of the next stitch (KFB), K3, KFB, K35 (colour B)
Row 54: Change to colour A, Knit around
Row 55: K10, KFB, K5, KFB, K35 (colour A)
Row 56: Change to colour B, Knit around
Row 57: K10, KFB, K7, KFB, K35 (colour B)
Row 58: change to colour A, K10, slip 11 stitches onto waste yarn, knit to the end of the row
Continue to knit in stripes for desired length for fingers
Ribbed top edge: K1P1 rib for 5 rows.
Cast off in K1P1 pattern.

Pick up the stitches on the waste yarn over two double pointed needles, and with the yarn (I used the same colour as the ribbing) pick up an additional 3 stitches across the top of the thumb with the third double pointed needle. Join in the round and knit for 7 rows in K1P1 rib. 
Cast off in K1P1 pattern.

Weave in all ends with a darning needle and enjoy!

Copyright KnittingPony. For personal use only. Please do not sell any wrist warmers you make from this pattern, or distribute or sell this pattern. Please contact me for any other information or for any errata submissions.


  1. very nice! thanks for sharing.

  2. these are beautiful! thank you for sharing such a cute pattern!

  3. Your mittens look divine - like little cuddly kittens. x

  4. I just love them. Thank you for the pattern.

  5. Oh my gosh, they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

    How appropriate that I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. And I did it nearly blind too - I've only been following for a bit, and hadn't read this post yet even, but I've been liking what I see :) Keep up the good work!

  6. Surprisingly this yarn isn't light in terms of completed weight and it can sometimes feel a little rough to the touch. garn rea