18 October 2008

Disappearing Finger Mittens

Disappearing Finger Mittens!
Size 3 double pointed needles
3-ply baby yarn
Gauge: 7 sts/inch
If you need any help with a different gauge or size, comment and I'll convert it for you! You put a lot of effort into this, make sure everything is right!
-This is for MY hand. I have a 6 inch wrist circumference, and a 7 inch palm! If your hand is smaller, CO less, if your hand is larger CO more. This is why some of my directions are general.
-When I say 'Kfb': use your favorite increase! Who am I to tell you different?
-Straight needles: On the fingers, I said ‘straight needles’ so that it would be understood not to work in a round

CO 44 sts,
Join in a round
Row 1: *K2, P2* Rpt between * until end of row
Rpt Row 1 until cuff measures 2 inches.
Row 1: Kfb, K1, Kfb, pm, K21, inc1, K to end (5 sts before marker)
Row 2: K
Row 3: Kfb, K3, kfb, sl marker, K22, inc 1, K to end (7 sts before marker)
Row 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14: K
Row 5: Kfb, K5, kfb, sl marker, K23, inc 1, K to end (9 sts before marker)
Row 7: Kfb, K7, kfb, sl marker, K24, inc 1, K to end (11 sts before marker)
Row 9: Kfb, K9, kfb, sl marker, K25, inc 1, K to end (13 sts before marker)
Row 11: Kfb, K11, kfb, sl marker, K26, inc 1, K to end (15 sts before marker)
Row 13: Kfb, K13, kfb, sl marker, K27, inc 1, K to end (17 sts before marker)
Row 15: K44, inc 1, K to end
Row 16: K45, inc 1, K to end
Row 17: K46, inc 1, K to end
Row 18: K
Rpt Row 18 until piece reaches the webbing of the thumb
Row 1: Place sts 1-17 on a holder, M1, K to end
Rpt Row 1 until piece measures ½ inch (Or just below knuckles)
(This is where I changed colours in the pictures)
Row 2: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2tog, P1* Rpt between * 5 times, K1, P1, K2tog, P2tog
Row 3: *K1, P1* Rpt between * until end of row
Rpt Row 3 until piece measures 1 inch (Or just beyond knuckles)
Pu 23 sts at the bottom of the knuckle rib on straight needles.
Row 1: *K1, P1* Rpt between * until 1 st remaining, K1
Row 2: *P1, K1* Rpt between * until 1 st remaining, P1
Rpt Row 1
CO 25 sts and join in a round
Row 3: *K1, P1* Rpt between * to end
Rpt Row 3 until finger rib measures 1 inch
Row 4: K
Rpt Row 4 until piece reaches tip of middle finger
Row 5: K2tog
Rpt Row 5 until 6 sts remain
Cut yarn, thread yarn through remaining sts, create a button loop with excess yarn, and secure.
Pu stiches on holder and 2-3 sts across gap to fill any holes
Row 1: K
Rpt Row 1 to tip of the thumb
Row 2: K2tog
Rpt Row 2 until 3-5 sts remain
Cut yarn, thread yarn through remaining sts, secure.
Weave in any loose ends
Sew on a button on the cuff or use some spare yarn to create your own!


Lori in Michigan said...

how cute!

chris said...

Nice first pattern! Will look forward to more. Welcome to the world of blog-knitting.

Jillian said...

Cute pattern! I linked to it from knittingpatterncentral.com. I've been thinking about knitting gloves for a month now--I guess it's time to just go for it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathryn. My name is Sandra. I found your beautiful mittens through knittingpatterncentral. I fell in love with them at first site. I have been looking for an idea for mittens for my sister. No matter how many patterns I looked at I always came back to yours. I am an ok knitter. I have made many scarves and hats. I haven't done intarsia or cables yet. I do not know how to convert a pattern to yarn I have on hand. I would like to take advantage of your gracious offer to convert for me if it is possible. I would like to use caron simply soft yarn. it is 18 st by 24 rows and a recommended needle size of 8. I would like to use a needle a bit smaller to make the mittens more dense. Is this possible? I really did not want to buy more yarn but if you think it is a good idea to use yarn with a closer tension I will consider doing so. Thank you for your kindness. Sandy

Kathryn said...

Well first off, I'm going to need your knitted gauge. So take out whatever yarn and needles you want (Not the recommended on the yarn label, what YOU knit it at!) And find the gauge for 1 inch, also please include your email in the next post so I can email you the finished pattern!

(Don't worry, I will delete the post w/ your email as soon as I get it for your own privacy!)

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for mittens that are convertible for weeks and yours is the nicest one! I am new to knitting & tried to convert other patterns for my 4 and 6 yr old granddaughters to no avail. Can you help me? Their palm circumference are 5 1/2" & 5 3/4", their wrists are 5 1/2" & 5 3/4" as well.
I have # 2 dpns & 2 skeins of 100 % merino wool & 2 seins ofLana Grossa Meilenweif cotton fun. Thank you for your input. My email is swiehe@aol.com I am open to any of your suggestions.

Nicole said...

Very cute!! I am very new to knitting, I was just wondering what your abbreviations were. mostly kfb ans the sl marker the rest i get! thanks so much!!!! Please email me or post it, my email is sweetthangmeh@aol.com

thank you

Anonymous said...

HI, nice site! I was wondering... can you use circular needles for that?

Anonymous said...

Abbreviations - kfb, inc. ms all mean the same increase. Right.

Anonymous said...

Hi - I started making the mittens today on long circular needles. I think I must have done something wrong as the thumb pattern on the back doesn't match up to the front - is this the way it is supposed to be. I tore it all out thinking I would start over, but then I thought I had better ask. Thank you so much for the pattern.

tarahallen said...

I want to make these so bad but my knitting gauge never is quite the same as patterns call for. Can you help me convert this? My gauge is <26 st in ribbing = 4 in> and <22 st in stockinette = 4 in> Thanks a million!

javieth said...

Thats gloves are really amazing, they look very warm and comfortable.
I am interested to get ones for me, but for when i am playing with my husband specially the days when he buy viagra

joyous92000 said...

Hi, I love these mitts but wonder if the pattern has to be reversed for the other hand as I'm discovering I'm not too good at doing that part for myself!!!

Jennifer said...

Hi! this is an awesome pattern!
Im knitting with thick yarn.. 3.25=1"
with 10.5 dpns.. and having trouble converting this pattern with the increases and such. if you could help thatd be great! my email...

thaaank you

Anonymous said...

I too love these mittens, but am confused about what to do with the stitches that are after the marker. I plan to make 2 possibly three sets, and at this time cannot get past the cuff. Could you or anyone else reading this blog give me some help. Thanks so much

Evelyn said...

I would like the pattern converted to use size 6 needles, and regular 4 ply knitting yarn. Could you do that for me. My e-mail is emdahl@wiktel.com

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