Reversible Knitting Mitts Using Blue Sky Fibers Techno
Cozily clever, these fingerless mitts—a free pattern—knit up in a jiffy! The knit two, purl one ribbing is worked in the round, interrupted only by the button-hole-style thumb opening. It’s easy to make these mitts as long as you like. And if you fancy a different look, simply turn them inside out—they’re entirely reversible!
We knit these Reversible Knitting Mitts in tech-savvy Blue Sky Fibers Techno. This multi-talented heavy worsted-weight yarn has a core of silken mesh blown through with delicate baby alpaca fibers. Weightless and lofty, Techno’s soft and airy fuzz promises to keep fingers nice and warm!
Child (Adult S/M, Adult M/L): Fits up to 7 (8, 9)"/18 (20, 23)cm palm; 9 (10 1/2, 10 1/2)"/23 (26.5, 26.5) cm long.
Approx. 75 (120, 140) yds/69 (110, 128)m of soft, chunky-weight yarn.
Add or subract approx. 5-6 yds/m yarn per knitted 1"/2.5cm per pair.
Shown in Adult S/M in color 1970 Fame.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 8 (5mm) set of 4 double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
1 locking marker.
Darning needle to finish.
20 sts = 4"/10cm in K2/P1 ribbing, not stretched.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size and supply information.
K = knit; P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es).
Instructions given for child size; larger sizes in parentheses ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To make larger or smaller, add or subtract in multiples of 3 sts.
Using cable cast-on method and working quite loosely, cast on 24 (30, 36) sts onto one needle.
Set-up row: *K2, P1*; repeat between * * around, dividing sts onto two more needles. [12/6/6 (12/9/9, 12/12/12)]
Join in round, being careful not to twist. Clip locking marker into first st to designate beginning of round; move up as necessary.
Round 1: *K2, P1*; repeat between * * around.
Repeat Round 1 until work measures 7 (8, 8)"/18 (20, 20)cm, or desired length to thumb hole.
Round 1: K2, P1; keeping yarn in front, slip next st purlwise, bring yarn to back; *slip 1 st purlwise, pass second st on right needle over first to bind off*; repeat between * * until 5 (5, 8) sts are bound off. Slip last st remaining from bind-off back to left needle. Turn. Using cable cast-on method and working quite loosely, cast on 6 (6, 9) sts. Turn. With yarn in back, slip first st on left needle to right needle purlwise and pass last cast-on st on right needle over. Complete round in pattern as established. [24 (30, 36) sts]
Continue in K2/P1 ribbing for 13⁄4 (21⁄4, 21⁄4)"/4.5 (6, 6)cm, or desired length.
Working a little loosely (a little tighter if your hands are very small), bind off in pattern. Cut yarn; fasten off. Weave in ends as invisibly as possible.
Repeat for second glove.
Soak for 20 minutes in tepid water with a little no-rinse wool soap. Gently squeeze out as much water as possible. Roll in towel; gently squeeze out more moisture. Lay flat on blocking board (don’t stretch out ribbing). Let dry thoroughly.
Free digital Reversible Knitting Mitts pattern (Download).
COLOR: 1970 Fame. Fluffy whipped cream.
COLOR: 1971 Metro Silver. Misty silver.
COLOR: 1974 Smoke. Medium smokey grey.
COLOR: 1975 Club Gray. Dark charcoal grey.
COLOR: 1984 Jive. Olive green.
COLOR: 1985 Mellow. Golden yellow.
COLOR: 1988 Tranquil. Darkest navy.
COLOR: 1989 Wicked. Deep wine with dark depths.
COLOR: 1973 Rogue. Tree bark in winter.
COLOR: 1983 Fringe. Oatmeal with brown sugar.
COLOR: 1986 Mood Ring. Strawberry ice cream.
COLOR: 1987 Serene. Early twilight sky blue.