basic seed stitch fingerless mitts (short)

materials:

4 size 7 dpns

approx. 200 yards worsted weight yarn. this pair took me roughly a 1/3 of a skein of blue red heart super saver solids (don’t judge me. i’m stash busting).

darning needle

3 stitch marker

waste yarn or stitch holders

gauge:

not set in stone. work for roughly a 20 x 20 = 4 inch gauge, but mitts are fairly forgiving. go up or down a needle size to achieve the desired fabric with a worsted weight wool or acrylic (or blend) yarn.

stitch pattern

seed stitch in the round

rnd 1: *k1, p1*

rnd 2: *p1, k1*

directions

cast on 32 stitches evenly across three needles (10, 11, and 11) and join, being careful not to twist the CO row and place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

work in desired ribbing in the round for 2.5″- i used 1×1 ribbing for the pair in the photo.

work 1 round in seed stitch, inc 1 stitch at the end of the round to bring to an odd number of stitches.

thumb gusset

next rnd: work 16 sts in seed stitch, PM, inc 1, work 1 stitch in patt, inc 1, PM, work to end of round

** next round: work in patt

next round: work in patt

next round: work to markers in patt, inc 1, work 3 in patt, inc 1, work to end of round in patt**

repeat last three rows 5x (to 15 sts between markers), or desired gussest depth and width- i prefer my thumbs tighter than some people and my fingers are short, so i prefer to knit to 13 sts.

next row: work in patt to gusset, remove marker, place next 15 sts (or number of gusset sts worked) onto a stitch holder or waste yarn, then work in patt to end of round.

body:

work in patt to desired length, or until piece measures 5.5″ from CO edge.

next round:

*k1, p1* to end of round, dec 1 st at end of round

work seed stitch to 1.5″ and BO all sts. (or work the same ribbing you used for the cuff).

Thumb:

pick up live stitches from gusset, and divide evenly across three needles. work 3 rows and BO. (again, i prefer a shorter thumb, so the mitts in the pic have 1 row and then a  BO).

weave in ends

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