Basic Elements Mittens and Fingerless Mitts Knitting Pattern

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

MATERIALS 

Yarn: 125 (140, 165, 190) yds DK weight yarn 

The sample was made with the following: 

1 skein Berroco Vintage DK (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 290yds/100g) 

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT GAUGE. 

Notions: Stitch markers, scrap yarn to use as stitch holder, tapestry needle 

GAUGE 

24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch, after blocking. 

Save time by taking time to check gauge. 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 

To fit adult size S (M, L, XL) 

Hand Circumference: 6¾ (7¼, 8, 8¾)” 

Sample shown is size M. 

CONSTRUCTION NOTE 

The mitts/mittens are knit in the round from the cuff up. The right hand and left hand mitts/mittens are identical. 

ABBREVIATIONS 

k knit 

k2tog knit two together (right-slanting decrease) 

M1L Make 1 Left: Insert left needle, from front to back, under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through back loop. 1 stitch increased. 

M1R Make 1 Right: Insert left needle, from back to front, under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through front loop. 1 stitch increased. 

p purl 

rep repeat(s)(ed)(ing) 

rnd(s) round(s) 

sl slip 

st(s) stitch(es)