Saturday, December 13, 2014

Free Cowl and Fingerless Mittens Patterns

Made these quick and easy knit cowl and fingerless mittens for my coworker Chantal. Chantal and I are work partners. She likes cats and this yarn reminded me of a Tabby or Manx. The yarn is a chunky/weight 5 and is super light and very soft. I used yarn that my sister Deb gave me and I had set aside for that perfect project. The yarn is Sensations(Purl Essence) Angel Angel HairHair,colour#601, lot#284, black and white mix. The cowl is a super simple pattern that works up in a few hours. The fingerless mittens I did two at once on one circular needle but I'm certain that you could do them on DPNs/ a small circular needle. I used only two balls to make both projects.


Abbreviations:
st=stitch
sts=stiches
rnd=round
DPN=double pointed needles
LHN=left hand needle

Cowl

 Materials:
Approximately 200 yards chunky weight yarn
 24" inch 9mm (US13) circular needle or size to get gauge
yarn needle
Stich marker
Gauge:9sts X 9rows=4 inches (10cm)
Size: apx 35inches round by 20 inches tall
Method:
Cast on 50 stitches and join for knitting in the round without twisting stitches. Place stitch marker to mark beginning.
Knit every round until piece measures 20 inches or desired height.
Bind off loosely and sew in ends.
 

Fingerless Mittens

Materials
Approximately 50 yards chunky weight yarn
40" inch 5.5mm (US 9) circular needle or size to get gauge
yarn needle
stitch marker5.5mm (US 9)
2 pieces waste  yarn
optional 3 DPNs
Gauge: 6sts X 9.5 rnds= 4 inches (10cm)
Size: Ladies one size

Here are sites where you can learn/refresh your memory on cast ons:
*Note you commence knitting on mitten A on the top of the hand then the palm of the hand then mitten B the palm of the hand and then the top of the hand. This completes one round.
Method: Cast on 24 sts for each mitten. Join mitten A without twisting sts. Place a marker in one of the sts to let you know that this is mitten A.
Knit 2x2 ribbing on these 12 sts for the top of hand. Knit plain the next 12 sts for the palm of the hand.
Mitten B
Knit 12sts plain for the palm of hand.
Knit 2x2 ribbing for the top of hand.
End  of round.
Continue in this manner for 5.5 inches.
Create thumb opening:
Knit ribbing on A top of hand.
On A palm of the hand knit 1st stitch, with waste yarn knit the next 3 sts, slide these same 3 sts back to the LHN and with main yarn knit.
On B palm of the hand knit until last 4 sts. Knit the next 3 sts with waste yarn and slip these 3 sts back to LHN and with main yarn knit last st.
Knit ribbing on B top of hand.
Continue knitting in pattern for 2.5 inches.
Bind off.
Thumb:
*Thumbs are knit one at a time. I use the same circular needle as I used to knit the mittens but you may like to use 3 DPNs.
With palm of hand of mitt facing you pick up 1 st in corner then 3sts from waste yarn and another corner st. Pull cable through and repeat for other part of thumb. Remove waste yarn. Total of 10 thumb sts.
With main yarn knit plain for 5 rounds
Bind off.
Repeat for second thumb.
Weave in ends and enjoy.

Feel free to make and share but remember to give credit where credit is due. Thank you.
@Cindy Greenslade
December/2014

I hope you enjoy the  patterns .
Cinna


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