I know...I know... this is supposed to be a crochet blog right... well I just couldn't resist. I love to knit and had to share this pattern. My daughter, Ireland, is 3 yrs old (almost 4) and she loves fingerless mitts. I made her a pair last year and she wanted another pair in a brighter pink color.
These can also work for boys as well with a different color of course.
This pattern is so easy... and only takes minutes if you are a real knitter. If you are like me... a wanna-be... it might take a little longer.
These are worked from the wrist up with no ribbing
4 Size 6 dpns
worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft Brites)
Fits a child ages 3-5
If you would like a smaller or larger size just go up or down in needle size
Cast on 20
K in the round for 10 rnds
Rnd 11: Make 1, K 10, Make 1, K 10 (22 sts)
Rnd 12: Make 1, K 11, Make 1, K 11 (24 sts)
K in the rnd for 2 more rnds
Now you will create the thumb opening working in rows
1st row: Turn, K 2, P 20, K 2
2nd row: Turn, P 2, K 20, P 2
Repeat last 2 rows 2 times more
Resume working in the round, K each st
Bind off in K
You can add an edging to the thumb holes with a knitted edge or round of single crochet ... or leave as is.
I had to add a crocheted edge (size E hook and 18 sc) because my opening was kinda sloppy...and I'm somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to my projects.
Please let me know if you find any issues or problems with the instructions... I am not very experienced with writing knitting patterns