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Fingerless Sock Yarn Mittens

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  • Craft:                   Knitting
  • Suggested yarn:  Any fingering/4ply sock yarn - plain, striped, or self-patterning
  • Yarn weight:         Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
  • Gauge:                 34 stitches and 48 rows = 10 cm/4in stocking stitch on 2.25 mm needles
  • Needle size:         2.0 mm / US 0,  2.25 mm / US 1
  • Yardage:              200 - 210 m / 219 - 230 yards
  • Sizes available:    child (8-12yrs), teen, small adult, medium adult with options to amend size

These full mittens can be made in any sock yarn, leftover scraps are ideal for striping or colour blocking. It is written to fit child (8-12yrs) (teen, small adult, medium adult). Finished sizes (palm circumference) 16 (19, 21, 23.5) cm / 6½” (7 ½”, 8 ½”, 9 ½”). The samples shown are all sized for a teen/small adult. The pattern can be easily adapted to fit larger hands.

The mittens are knitted finger-tip to cuff on circular needles/DPNs, and feature a gusseted thumb and a ribbed cuff. About 50 g of yarn is required for the pair as described, more would be needed for larger sizes.

The samples shown were knit in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply: Fingering/4ply; 400 m / 460 yds in 100 g / 3.53 oz; shown in Zara’s Rainbow (stripes) and Woodland Awakening (variegated).

The pattern features lots of ideas for you to create unique mittens.

This pattern has been tech edited but not test knit, except by me, although the overall technique of top-down mittens and incorporating a thumb in this way have been both tech edited and test knit for similar patterns. If you find any errors or unclear passages in the pattern, please let me know so that I can correct/clarify. Full pattern support is available by emailing me.
For more information on incorporating the thumb, see:
This pattern can be knit in any sock yarn, it is very adaptable to your budget and stash. As always, when substituting yarn, be sure to knit a swatch to check that you are able to get the right gauge for the pattern. Suggested yarn substitutes can be found at
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