Pick Your POW: 3 Fingerless Mitts You Have to Try!
Fingerless mitts are one of my favorite projects come winter. They keep your hands warm and leave your fingers free to use your phone, grab your coffee, or crochet your newest project. Quick to complete, they make a fast holiday gift and don’t use too much yarn. Best of all, minimal shaping makes them perfect for trying out new techniques.
Find 3 ways to work crochet ribbing with the fingerless mitts patterns in Interweave Crochet Winter 2018. An article on how to work the ribbing technique accompanies each mitt pattern. The mitt patterns are so small, they are the perfect opportunity to try these techniques and discover which is your favorite. The real question is: which will you make first?
The Every Way Ribbed Mitts by Lisa Naskrent, found in our latest issue along with all of these mitts, feature ribbing techniques you may know already but combines them into one fantastic project. Lisa brings slip stitch, front/back-post stitches, and front/back-loop only stitches together to create fingerless mitts that are ribbed in every direction. Try these mitts to refresh your knowledge on all the more common ways to work crochet ribbing.
FINISHED SIZE About 7″ circumference and 7 1/2″ long, blocked.
YARN Mango Moon Mulberry Meadow (75% fine merino superwash, 25% mulberry silk; 218 yd [199 m]/1 ¾ oz [50 g]; ): #5653 rain cloud, 1 ball.
HOOK Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; st marker (m).
GAUGE 24 sts = 4″ and 8 rows = 1 3/4″ in patt.
The Diagonal Slip-Stitch Mitts by Janet Brani introduce a new and exciting stitch! Janet developed the diagonal slip stitch after looking at the top of a row of stitches and thinking, “What if?” These mitts are super simple to make and easy to customize in length and width. Get a perfect fit and fall in love with the knit-like fabric you’ll produce with this new stitch. Check out the latest issue for a tutorial on how to make it.
FINISHED SIZE About 6 1/2″ circumference and 7 1/4″ long, unstretched.
YARN Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts 100% Superwash Merino DK (100% superwash wool; 220 yd [200 m]/3. oz [100 g]; ): basalt, 1 skein.
HOOK Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; st markers (m).
GAUGE 15 sts and 20 rows = 3″ in diag slip stitch.
The Double-Hook Mitts by Darla J. Fanton make 2 mitts in 1! Darla developed a method to make reversible ribbed mitts using a double-ended hook and 2 colors of yarn. This technique is similar to Tunisian but has some differences. Check out the full tutorial in the issue to understand Darla’s reversible mitts technique.
FINISHED SIZE About 6″ circumference and 7 1/2″ long, unstretched.
YARN Manos del Uruguay Fino (distributed by Fairmount Fibers) (30% silk, 70% merino wool); 490 yd [450 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #427 mourning (A), #419 brass button (B), 1 hank each.
HOOK Size H/8 (5 mm) double-ended Tunisian crochet hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE 17 sts and 50 rows = 3″ in patt.
Which fingerless mitts will you try first? Let us know in the comments.
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet