View Full Version : Can I adapt a pattern?

10-05-2008, 04:22 PM
I have made these (http://www.zenknit.com/mitts.html) fingerless mitts--quick and easy (although next time, I may add a cable on them for added interest)! They use worsted weight yarn. While wearing them, I wondered if I could make kind of like a "cap" to fit over the exposed fingers to turn these fingerless mitts into mittens. I stumbled across a pattern (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTtatiana.html) on Knitty that does exactly this--it's almost like a little hat to fit over those fingers. The Knitty pattern uses fingering weight yarn, but as I pointed out, the pattern I used uses worsted.

In order to make these little "caps" for my fingerless mitts, do I treat it kind of like a hat, in that I'd cast on the same amount of stitches as I did for the fingerless mitts, do some rib, knit in the round using stockinette, do decreases until I reach the end and then pull the yarn end through the few remaining live stitches to finish off?

10-05-2008, 04:57 PM
Pretty much, Cookworm. Think "glittens." Here are few more patterns along the same line of thought.




"Glittens" can be practical when you still need the manual dexterity of your fingers; however, it may be too cold to expose the digits all the time.

10-05-2008, 05:02 PM
Think "glittens."

Glittens!:teehee: :rofl: That's cute! Thanks for the links and the help!