It's been a while since I linked in with FO Friday and today I have not one but two Finished Objects:
YARNS: Robin Chunky 100% Acrylic (and I don't like it)
Ravelry Project notes here.
The improvised mitts were knitted up in about an hour and a half out of the yarn left from the hat. My friend Anna, who is learning to knit, asked me to post the instructions for her to make some, so here goes.
These will fit approximately 2 to 5 year old hands, but can be easily made bigger or smaller by adjusting the number of stitches (or using different sized yarn/needles).
Using Chunky yarn and 6mm circular needles cast on 24 stitches and join (without twisting) to knit in the round. If necessary, place a marker so you can identify the beginning of each round.
- Rounds 1 to 5: K1, P1 rib
- Stocking stitch (knit all stitches) for 4 cm or to desired length from cuff to thumb
- To leave a thumb-hole on one side, knit back and forth in stocking stitch (knitting RS and purling WS) for the next 3 cm
- On the next RS row, rejoin to knit in the round and knit one round, then
- K1, P1 rib for 5 rounds
- Cast off. I used Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off so there is no restriction to the finger movement.
- You can pick up the stitches around the thumb hole if you prefer to have a proper thumb. I didn't do this as I like the option to use them interchangeably as arm-warmers or mitts, depending on the weather and activity.
- Decorate and adorn as you wish!
Have a great weekend!