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Kellie Fingerless Mitts

March 18

My nephew and niece-in-law (I call her our “nice-in-law) are avid photographers. They love catching early morning light, but it can be mighty chilly! Fingerless mitts are just what they need to keep their hands warm, while their fingers are free to move the controls on their cameras.

I adapted my Kellie Fingerless Gloves pattern, replacing the fingers with ribbing at the tops.

Kellie Two

The good thing about having a big stash of sock yarn (well, my husband might call it “justification”) is that I had some great jacquard patterned yarn on hand. My nephew and his wife each picked the color that appealed to them for the hand section, and I chose some solids to match for the ribbing.

Kellie fingerless mitts, free pattern

Kellie fingerless mitts, free pattern


Kellie Fingerless Gloves patttern

Lang Yarn Jawool Aktion Color

Regia 4-Ply solids


2 Comments to

“Kellie Fingerless Mitts”

  1. On February 14th, 2016 at 10:33 pm Sally Kiewicz Says:

    Guess what. I kept going back in your blog and found the answer. Only thing I don’t know how to knit onto waste yarn but it’s late and I will look for help on that tomorrow. Sorry I bothered you but love having found your blog. Better late than never as I am 74 and relearning all this


  2. On February 15th, 2016 at 8:41 am AudKnits Says:

    Hi Sally. I’m glad you figured out the answer to your previous question. As for knitting onto waste yarn for the thumb opening….The instructions call for “of the sts that were just knit, sl last 10 sts from right needle back onto left needle. With a piece of waste yarn, knit these 10 sts again. Work to end of rnd in pattern with MC.”
    A more detailed explanation would be: you slip 10 of the stitches you just finished knitting back onto the left-hand needle. Your working (MC) yarn will then be dangling from 10 stitches in on your left needle. Now, take a piece of waste yarn (it needs to be in a contrasting color of about the same weight). Just as if you were starting with a new ball of yarn, you just knit the 10 sts from you left needle with the waste yarn. What this does is act as a holder for the thumb sts which you’ll go back and work later. After you’ve worked the 10 sts using waste yarn, you’ll be back at your MC working yarn again. (A tip: At this point I like to tie a knot in the ends of the waste yarn, leaving slack for maneuverability, so that it doesn’t pull out of the work.) When you’ve worked all the way around, you work the sts that are on the waste yarn as normal.

    I hope this helps. Please write again if you have further questions.

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