Spiralling Star Fingerless Mittens Digital Knitting Pattern
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The idea for the Spiralling Star Fingerless Mittens came from an online knit-along which challenged participants to create something using the Star Stitch pattern. While swatching, I found a particular version of the Star Stitch that created a spiral effect, and these mittens were born from that!
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These fingerless mittens are worked from the cuff-up in the round, with the Star Stitch pattern continuing onto the thumb gusset. The top cuff, bottom cuff, and thumb are edged with 1 by 1 ribbing.
The yarn used for the sample is MadelineTosh Eyre Light, shown in the colourway “Mill Pond”, but any fingering-weight yarn should work up fine. If substituting yarns, be aware that the yarn chosen should be a yarn with a considerable amount of stretch.
Please note that these these mittens are designed to be worn with no positive ease, and that the stitch pattern does not have a lot of stretch. They are specifically designed to be quite snug to the hand, especially around the thumb gusset. For best results, knit the size that is closest to or larger than your actual hand measurements. If in doubt, go up a size.
This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.
Sizes Available: Adult XS S, M, L
Hand Circumference: 6.5 (7, 8, 9) inches, 16.5, (18, 20, 23) cm.
150 to 310 yards (140 to 290 meters) of fingering or sock weight yarn. Sample is knit in MadelineTosh Eyre Light (60% Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Alpaca).
2.5mm (US 1.5) and 2.75 mm (US 2) circular or double-pointed needles (or sizes needed to obtain gauge).
1 opening or lobster-clasp style stitch marker
Stitch holder or scrap yarn
Gauge for Pattern:
28 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in Star Stitch
26 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches (10cm) square in Stocking Stitch.
decreases: k3tog, k2tog, k2togtbl
increases: YO, kfb, 5 stitch increase, knitting into front and back of the stitch
Make Star: (k3tog, YO, k3tog) in the same stitch
stretchy bind off using k2togtbl
working small circumferences in the round
backwards cast on method
long-tail cast on method
picking up and knitting stitches from a cast-on edge
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Photo Credit: Stephanie Wallace
1) Someone wearing a pair of fingerless mittens. The mittens are knit in a dark green fingering-yarn and use a textured star stitch over the body of the mitten.
2) Someone wearing a pair of fingerless mittens. The mittens are knit in a dark green fingering-yarn and use a textured star stitch over the body of the mitten.
3) A pair of fingerless mittens laying flat and slightly overlapping, with a spiralling textured pattern on the cuff and hand.