Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mini Mitts

By special request, mini fingerless mitts. I practically squealed the entire time it took me to make these. They are so cute and tiny and the best part - they took only a little over an hour to make the set. Only problem - she thinks they are for ice fishing. I had trouble explaining that hand knit Malabrigo yarn should not come in contact with slimy fish.

Just in case you wanted to know...

Yarn: Malabrigo worsted weight yarn in Melilla (226)

Needles: DPN size US 10 1/2

Size: Ages 2-5, just adjust the length to fit.

Cast on 21 stitches. Knit in the round until they are 3 1/2 inches long (or measure your own little one for thumb placement.) Cast off three stitches. Continue the row. Next row cast on three stitches and continue knitting for 3 rows or until they are the desired length. Use a stretchy bind off (I use this method.) Done!

7 comments:

CherryTreeLane said...

fabulous!

Katherine said...

These are darling! Such pretty yarn. Definitely do not want them tainted with slimy fish ;o)

Rachel said...

Those are adorable Roxy! I can't wait to knit with you this weekend!!!

Dot said...

those are just beyond adorable! If i had a little girl I might just have to dig in the closet to find my knitting needles. :)

dot

Lauri said...

These are so perfect! I'm trying to learn how to knit, and the first real thing I want to make are these. I only hope they turn out half as cute!

Stacy said...

Super cute. You are sooooo creative. ;)

amandajean said...

swoon! my kids have been requesting their own fingerless mitts. i need to make some, i think. they are so very adorable!!! i have a feeling you have your work cut out for you with the ice fishing argument. :)