Unlike most fingerless mittens this pattern is worked back and forth on straight needles. The pattern stitch is fairly easy and a pair of mittens can be knit quite quickly.
Ann V. Gallentine
Pattern stitch adapted from page 35 of Beautiful Knitting Patterns by Gisela Klopper
Materials: #8 needles, 2 ½ ounces worsted weight wool, large eye sewing needle
Gauge: 4 sts, 6 rows = 1 inch in st st
Size: 9 inches long
CO 47 sts
Row 1: (WS) *k2, p3, rep from * ending with k2
Row 2: *p2, sl 1, k2, psso, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2
Row 3: *k2, p1, yo, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 4: *p2, k3, rep from *, ending with p2.
Repeat rows 1-4 for 6 inches (or desired length), ending with Row 3
Work 20 sts in pattern. Make a 1 row button hole over the next 7 sts. Work pattern over last 20 sts. See note below.
Resume pattern for 3 additional inches (or desired length), ending with Row 3.
BO in pattern.
Sew seam and weave in ends.
Note: Alternate Thumb hole – If you are not familiar with the 1 row button hole, you can use the following instructions:
Work 20 sts in pattern, BO 7 sts, work to end of row in pattern.
Next Row: Work 20 sts in pattern, CO 7 sts, work to end of row in pattern.
Copyright © December 2008 by Ann V. Gallentine, Clayton KS