This weekend I found myself wanting a pair of fingerless gloves made with chunky yarn. Nothing fancy since the yarn I picked was variegated. I just wanted a pair of ribbed fingerless gloves with a thumb gusset. Every pattern I looked at wasn’t what I wanted. Most had part of the elements, but not all. There were plenty of patterns for ribbed fingerless gloves but with no thumb gusset – just a hole to stick your thumb through. If the pattern did have a gusset, it was ribbed to the wrist, knit in stockinette for the thumb gusset and hand, then ribbed around the top for the fingers and thumb. So failing to find what I really wanted, I decided I’ll just make my own pattern! It was pretty simple and at first I wasn’t going to bother writing it up. Then I thought about it more. I figured that since I wanted a pattern like this and couldn’t find one, there might be someone else out there wanting the same thing. So here it is, my first written up pattern!
Funky Chunky Mitts
Pattern: Funky Chunky Mitts (My Ravelry project page.)
Started: November 28, 2009
Completed: November 29, 2009
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in Brillante
Needles: US 9 bamboo DPNs
Notes: I could have easily finished these in one day, but I was playing around with the thumb gusset to get it just right. They are a quick knit, keep my hands nice and tosty, and I’m actually ready to make a few more pairs to wear! I just under the 104 yards in the skein and you can probably make these 6 inches before starting the thumb gusset if you wanted to make them a little bit longer or use up all the yarn.
Right now you can download the free PDF here. As soon as I get hooked up as a designer in Ravelry, it will also be available as a free download from there. You can find the pattern in the Ravelry database here: Funky Chunky Mitts Feel free to start them right away or add them to your queue for later! 🙂