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December 11, 2006

Noro Fingerless Mitts

[or, how to look like a high-class ragamuffin]

For last minute gift-giving, there's still time to knit a pair of these. I knit two pair this weekend.

I probably could have found a pattern, but it was easier to make up my own. The finger portion may be a little long for some. Adjust accordingly.

Noro7

Yarn: 1 skein Noro Kureyon* or Noro Silk Garden
Needles: US7 and US9 dpns

Rib-edge Version

Wrist (both):
Using one larger dpn, cast on 32 sts.
Switch to smaller needles.
Join in the round without twisting.
K1, P1 rib 15 rounds.
K plain, 11 rounds.

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Hand shaping:
Left mitt:

round 1: K to last 8 sts. Next st, knit into st below. K remaining 8 sts
of the round (inc 1).
round 2: K all sts.
Repeat these two rounds 7 more times. (40 sts).

K 32 sts, place next 8 sts on a holder or waste yarn.
Cast on 4 sts. Join and knit around (36 sts).

Right mitt:
Work as for left mitt to beginning of hand shaping.

round 1: K 8 sts. Knit into st below 8th st. K remaining sts of the
round. (inc 1).
round 2: K all sts.
Repeat these two rounds 7 more times. (40 sts).

Next round, put first 8 sts on holder or waste yarn.
Cast on 4 sts. Join and knit around (36 sts).

Fingers (both):
K plain, 10 rounds.
K1, P1 rib 5 rounds.
Bind off loosely next round in rib.

Thumb (both):
Pick up from 4 cast on sts at thumb and one st on each side of these sts (6
sts).
Place waiting 8 sts on two needles. Knit 7 sts.
SSK 8th st and first picked-up st.
Knit next 4 picked-up sts.
Knit together last picked-up st and next st (12 sts).
K 5 rounds plain.
K1, P1 5 rounds.
Bind off loosely next round in rib.

Weave in all ends.

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Garter-edge Version

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The wrist on these is shorter than for the ribbed version.

Wrist (both):
Using one larger dpn, cast on 32 sts.
Switch to smaller needles and divide sts onto 4 needles.
Join in the round without twisting.
Work 3 rounds in garter st, starting with a purl round.
K 15 rounds.

Work hand shaping as for ribbed version.

Fingers (both):
K 13 rounds.
Work 3 rounds in garter st, starting with a purl round. On first round, P2tog once at each side of hand (34 sts).
Bind off loosely next round in knit.

Thumb (both):
Pick up from 4 cast on sts at thumb and one st on each side of these sts (6
sts).
Place waiting 8 sts on two needles. Knit 7 sts.
SSK 8th st and first picked-up st.
Knit next 4 picked-up sts.
Knit together last picked-up st and next st (12 sts).
K 8 rounds plain.
Work 3 rounds in garter st, starting with a purl round.
Bind off loosely next round in knit.

Weave in all ends.

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*I'm not completely sure that the rib-edge version takes only one skein, because I knit them from scraps. I'm assuming they do, based on how much yarn I had left over from the garter-edge version, which I did knit from one skein. If anyone finds differently, please let me know so I can amend the pattern.

You probably won't get two matching mitts from one skein. My rib mitts match because I used some of the many leftover bits from happiness.

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Comments

Beautiful. Thanks!

Posted by: Kerstin at Dec 11, 2006 11:20:58 AM

I have to confess, I went out and found some Kureyon in the same color as your lovely "Happiness".

Yoink! ;o)

PS--I suspect I'm not the only one.

PSS--Thanks for sharing the pattern--I love the basics.

Posted by: Stephy at Dec 11, 2006 11:21:55 AM

very pretty!

Posted by: maryse at Dec 11, 2006 2:11:07 PM

So. Cute. I am going to be unravelling an unworn Noro scarf disaster to knit some of these. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: knittingphilistine at Dec 11, 2006 2:35:56 PM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing:)

Posted by: Barb at Dec 11, 2006 7:54:22 PM

ohhh I love them I love them! Thanks for the pattern :)

Posted by: Kelly at Dec 12, 2006 6:28:50 AM

Thanks for sharing - I also have a going-nowhere Noro scarf I could wind back up!

Posted by: Lydia / Windansea at Dec 12, 2006 7:18:38 AM

Wow, those look fab! I especially love the rib edged ones - what colour Kureyon did you use? (Your fave 126 maybe?). I've really got to get me some!

Posted by: Heidi at Dec 12, 2006 8:04:44 AM

I love how your Noro striped perfectly - what's the secret?

Posted by: Nora at Dec 12, 2006 10:46:14 AM

with all the amazing fingerless mits that I keep seeing, I'm going to have to just break down and make myself a pair.

Posted by: Nik at Dec 12, 2006 2:55:57 PM

I feel so lucky to have been on the receiving end of these tonight! They are fabulous! They kept my fingers warm all the way home~

Thanks again M!
Jen

Posted by: Jen at Dec 12, 2006 9:13:10 PM

Your mitts put a smile on my face! Thanks for the early holiday present of the pattern.

Posted by: Sidney at Dec 13, 2006 7:39:36 AM

I really like these, you first class ragamuffin. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Posted by: Joy at Dec 13, 2006 8:58:29 AM

Wonderful Mitts! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Posted by: Kirsten at Dec 13, 2006 3:06:53 PM

Lovely. I`ve been looking for such patterns for a month now since I bought NORO in Japan. Thanks for visiting my blog so I got the chance to find this pattern. :)

Posted by: Else at Jun 25, 2007 2:03:10 PM

I'm kind of dumb when it comes to knitter's math...but how would you adjust the pattern to fit a man's sized hand? My dad really wants a pair and I loved the simplicity of this pattern.

Thanks

Posted by: Lulu at Nov 30, 2007 1:51:27 PM

Really cute mitts! I'd love to make some, but what gauge are they knit at?

Posted by: Lisa at Dec 2, 2007 8:12:03 AM

Beautiful! I can't stop knitting with Noro, the colors are simply addictive. I made some very similar mitts last year of my own design with a cable right down the center. I loved them so much I made 3 pairs.

Posted by: Kendra Spicer at Dec 2, 2007 8:18:07 PM

HELP!I'm a little confused. In the garter-edge mitt, at the end of the hand-shaping section you have 36 stitches, and after P2tog once at each side of the hand, you have 38 stitches for the fingers. Shouldn't there be FEWER not more stitches after this P2tog decrease?

Posted by: Diane at Dec 15, 2007 8:53:55 PM

These are such beautiful mitts! My girlfriend just made a pair and I begged her to let me know where she got the pattern. I'm definitely going to make a pair of my own! P.S. I also work at https://www.yarnandfiber.com , so I'll try to get the word out about your pattern there, as well, if you don't mind : )

Posted by: Gina aka Sleepy Eyes at Dec 27, 2007 11:28:57 AM