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Merino 5 Pocket Fignerless Mitts
Merino 5 Pocket Fingerless Mitts
Merino 5 Pocket Fingerless Mitts 
Merino 5 Pocket Mitts & Cable Scarf

(shown here with Woven Cable Scarf -
Click here for Woven Cable Scarf Pattern)

See more Merino 5 patterns here.

 

 

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Merino 5

Pocket Fingerless Mitts

Designed by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns

 

Description:  Merino 5 is a 100% machine washable Merino wool yarn with excellent structure and soft hand. Merino 5 comes in a huge range of printed and solid colors.  Use Merino 5 to make these terrific fingerless mitts. They are handy for walking, jogging, or commuting; even nice to wear indoors for that snuggly, warm feeling. The mitts have a handy pocket you can use Use these mitts to hold keys, cash, tickets, etc.

Use the Stitch Red color, Merino 5 in #1012 Crimson, to support heart health. 
Crystal Palace will donate 5% of the sales of this color to
the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH)
on behalf of The Heart Truth® and the Stitch Red Project.

Level:  Intermediate

Size: Adult hands

Materials:

*The double-pointed needles are optional.  If you do have these dpn's, then this method is recommended.  But if you do not wish to purchase extra needles, you can use the single-pointed needles for the pocket top and then transfer the pocket top sts to a stitch holder instead.

Gauge:  4.5=1" over St st on larger needles

Instructions: 
These mitts are worked back-and-forth.

Pocket Top (make 2): Using two double-pointed needles*, cast on 17 sts.
Work in garter st for 5 rows (end by working a wrong-side row).

Buttonhole: K8, yo, K2 tog, K to end. K 1 row.
Next row: K to buttonhole, K into buttonhole instead of into next st and drop this st from needle. (This will elongate the buttonhole.)
K 3 more rows.
Set aside and make second pocket top. Set aside.

Begin Mitts:
Using size 6 single-pointed needles, cast on 39 sts and work K1-P1 rib for 1". End by working a wrong-side row. Change to larger single-pointed needles. Work 8 rows St st. End by working a wrong-side row.
Right mitt:
K3, slip next 17 sts to holder, K 17 from pocket top, K to end.  Continue in St st until piece measures 3.5" from cast-on edge.
Left mitt:
K19, slip next 17 sts to holder, K 17 from pocket top, K3.  Continue in St st until piece measures 3.5" from cast-on edge.
Thumb gusset
- Right Mitt
: K20, place marker, m1, K2, M1, place marker, K to end of row.
P 1 row.

Next row: K to marker, sl marker, m1, K to next marker, M1, slip marker, K to end of row.
P 1 row.
Repeat last 2 rows until there are 14 sts between markers.
P 1 row.
Next row: K to marker, sl marker, m1, K to next marker (do not M1), K to end (15 sts between thumb gusset markers).
Next row: P to marker, K across sts of thumb gusset, P to end. K to marker, remove marker, K1, bind off 13 sts, remove marker, K to end.
Joining row: P to 1 st before thumb gusset, P2 tog, P to end. Thumb gusset - Left Mitt: K17, place marker, m1, K2, M1, place marker, K to end of row.
P 1 row.
Next row: K to marker, sl marker, m1, K to next marker, M1, slip marker, K to end of row.
P 1 row.
Repeat last 2 rows until there are 14 sts between markers. End by working a wrong-side row. Next row: K to marker, sl marker, M1, K to next marker (do not M1), K to end.(15 sts between thumb gusset markers).
Next row: P to marker, K across sts of thumb gusset, P to end. K to marker, remove marker, K1, bind of 13 sts, remove marker, K to end.
Joining row: P to 1 st before thumb gusset, P2 tog, P to end.

Both gloves:
Work 4 rows St st. Change to smaller single-pointed needles. Work K1-P1 rib for 1" fasten off. Sew side seams.

Pocket lining: Slip sts from holder onto size 8 single-pointed needle. Work in St st until pocket lining measures same length as glove to beginning of fingertip ribbing. Bind off. Sew lining in place. Attach button.

 

 

 

Pattern Copyright 2011 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

 

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December 2011