Friday, July 29, 2011

Amil Fingerless Mitts

These simple, knit in the round, fingerless mitts are intended to celebrate the beauty of the yarn. They can be made in any length from wrist to elbow. They are identical and interchangeable, so no need to worry about mirroring the thumbs. A quick knit in worsted weight yarn, they would be a good first mitt for a new knitter.

RockLady, whose first name begins with an A, came to me before Christmas and asked if I could knit a pair of fingerless mitts for her mother-in-law. The word "No!" is rare in my vocabulary when it comes to knitting. Heck, if someone actually wants me to knit something for them, I'm tremendously flattered. So I sat down and knit the mitts, which were a great success.

This spring, another friend was having trouble with cold hands as a result of chemo therapy, so I knit her a pair for her birthday and decided to formalize the pattern.

Thus were born the Amil (A's Mother In Law) Fingerless Mitts.

The pattern is free to good homes. It comes in pdf format in three parts:

The full, illustrated pattern -- gotta download this one, it's got all the bells and whistles.

A bare-bones version suitable for printing (I don't know about you, but I sure don't want to print out the color photos and extraneous verbiage.)

An addenda describing how to customize the longer mitts for more muscular (or voluptuous) arms.

And there's even a MAN size -- if you can manage to get a man to wear a pair of fingerless mitts...