Continuing with my commitment to document and share my finished projects, today I have these pretty new fingerless mitts to show you.
There isn’t a pattern, I just cast on 52 stitches, knit K2P2 for a while to make a cuff, and then just went round and round.
When I got bored I’d do a few rows or purling or a row of K2tog YO just to liven things up. The biggest struggle for me? Not making them match!
I didn’t bother with thumb gussets, I just stopped knitting in the round when I got to where I thought the thumb opening should be. Then, when I thought that opening was big enough, I joined up again and started going round and round like before. I finished with some ribbing at the top and then went back and picked up stitches around the thumb opening. They stick out kind of funny because there’s no gusset but they look just fine on my hand. Also, I didn’t want to poke my eyes out because the thumb part was fussy.
I call them Cranberry Country Mitts because the yarn is the color of cranberries (It’s Woolen Rabbit Opal in the color Oh Ruby, leftover from my Cactus Flower shawl of 2014) and because, well, I work in cranberry country.
Simple and easy, they are just what I pictured when I decided to make them. I can’t ask for more than that when I decide to wing it with a knitting project.