Friday, November 11, 2011

Simple Projects Fingerless Knits-Knit with the Magic Loop Method

I have been wanting to expand my knitting repertoire beyond scarves.  So I decided to try fingerless mitts--

I used this free pattern from Ravelry.  I choose it because it uses the Magic Loop method and I thought that would be easier then double pointed needles.  They were very easy to make and they have a pretty cable pattern on the cuff, my lousy too dark pictures definitely don't do them justice.  Since I knitted them up in October, for a friends birthday, I used a nice, inexpensive pumpkin colored yarn from lion brand.  I did make two changes from the original pattern, since I am a very loose knitter I used size four needles instead of the size sixes recommended in the pattern. (if you are a new knitter like me I would recommend making a gauge.  I also extended the cuff by adding five extra rounds of ribbing before the first cross stitch round.  As for the cross stitch in the pattern its really easy once you get the hang of it, it helps if you are a bit of a loose knitter like I am. 


  1. I love the fingerless mitts. I knitted a pair last January but just a basic pattern on circular needles. I have not tried the magic loop. I like to read about your knitting projects.

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