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Ribbon detail on knitted fingerless gloves

Creating Eyelet Mittens

By Natalie Gonzalez

Fingerless knitted gloves
Fingerless knitted gloves

Here is the first of a series of posts on the art of knitting.  Look for more tips, tricks and patterns to come!

EYELET FINGERLESS MITTS

YARN: 1 skein Aran weight yarn. (Shown in Debbie Bliss “Cashmerino Aran” yarn, #205, Denim, purchased at Flock!)
NEEDLES: US size 2 dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge
NOTIONS: Stitch Markers, tapestry needle, ribbon (optional)
GAUGE: 24 stitches = 4”


INSTRUCTIONS:
Cast on 36 stitches. Divide between two or three needles. Join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.

CUFF:
- Round one: *P1, K1; repeat from *.
- Round two: Knit.
- Round three: *K1, P1; repeat from *.
- Round four: Knit.
- Round five: *P1, K1; repeat from *.
- Rounds six & seven: Knit.
- Round eight: *K1, YO, K2TOG; repeat from *.
- Round nine: Knit.

INCREASING FOR THUMB:
- Round one: K1, P1, K1, P1, place marker, knit to end of round.
- Round two: K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, knit to end of round.
- Round three & four: Repeat round two.
- Round five: K1, P1, M1, K to last stitch before marker, M1, P1, slip marker, knit to end of round.
-Repeat rounds two through five, five more times. You now have a total of 16 stitches from start of round to stitch marker.
- Repeat rounds two through four once.

THUMB:
- K1, P1. Slip next stich purlwise. *Slip next stich purlwise, slip second stich on right needle over first stitch; repeat from * until you have bound off last knit stich over last purl before marker; remove marker.
- Slip last stitch from right needle to left needle.
- Working firmly, cast on three stitches to right needle. Slip first stitch on left needle back to right needle, slip last cast-on stitch over this stitch.
- Knit to end of round. You now have 37 stitches.
- Knit 17, k2tog, knit to end of round. You now have 36 stitches.
HAND:
Knit all rounds until piece measures four inches from end of cuff.
- Round one: *K1, YO, K2TOG; repeat from *.
- Rounds two & three: Knit.
- Round four: *K1, P1; repeat from *.
- Round five: Knit.
- Round six: *P1, K1; repeat from *.
- Round seven: Knit.
- Round eight: *K1, P1; repeat from *.
- Round nine: Knit.
BO all stitches