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susanc
11-29-2006, 06:20 PM
Does anyone know where I can find a pattern for fingerless mittens for a child (he is eight years old). I have a pattern to fit adults, but not for children. I would like it to be in the round. Thanks!

Cleo
11-29-2006, 08:44 PM
Here are a few patterns I have recently searched, using circular needles or DPN needles.

The last one my daughter found today and said it is really easy! Good Luck and I hope my searching helps you... :hug:


http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~kfairchi/fingerless%20gloves.html

http://www.knittingatknoon.com/fingerlessmittenpatt.html

http://mlminspirations.com/patterns/HFMGloves/HFMGloves.html

http://www.knitlist.com/99gift/fingerless-gloves.htm
http://www.zenknit.com/mitts.html

Julie
11-29-2006, 09:18 PM
This one is totally customizable -- for whatever hand size you want, with whatever yarn at whatever gauge...you just plug your measurements and gauge into the worksheet and voila!

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/mittens/mitts-to-fit.html

brendajos
11-29-2006, 11:46 PM
I love the Knucks (http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTknucks.html) pattern! :thumbsup:

susanc
11-30-2006, 12:07 AM
Thank you Cleo, Julie & Brendajos. I checked out all of your suggestions.

Cleo - I have made the one that your daughter found and they were easy. They were my very first project on dpns! I've made quite a few pairs of them.

Brendajos - Have you made the "Knucks" pattern? It's really cool that it's made from the fingers down. I think I may give that one a go, since they have a child's pair.

Julie - I printed out all the info for the customizable ones. That is great to have.

I again thank all of you. I'll post a picture of them when I get them done. My SIL just asked me today if I would make up a pair for my nephew Joey who turned eight a month ago because his little hands get cold in the morning, so I'm going to give it a go, eventhough the "Knucks" pattern seems a little complicated. Hopefully I'll get through it okay. If I have any questions, I know I can come here to KH and get the answers I need! That is so awesome!

Have a good night! :muah:

brendajos
11-30-2006, 12:28 AM
yup yup....i love the pattern. I went and got more yarn to make more pairs. going to make knucks with different colored fingers next! :thumbsup:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/brendajos/Knitted%20Stuff/Knucks.jpg

susanc
11-30-2006, 12:36 AM
Those look GREAT! Love the stitching! One question though ~ probably a dumb one, but here goes ~ when doing the fingers, do you put them on stitch holders until you have them all done and are reading to put them back on the needles? I've never made a glove with fingers before, so it's a little intimidating, but I want to be able to do this! Any tips you could give me would be very much appreciated!

Thank you!

susanc
11-30-2006, 12:38 AM
Brendajos ~ I love the quote from Mahatma Gandhi in your signature. I only pray that he was right. It's getting to be a very scary world that we live in now. :pout:

brendajos
11-30-2006, 12:50 AM
i love the quote too! :D

I put each of the fingers on waste yarn until i was done. I actually made all the fingers (except the index finger) before I started and marked them as to what they were. When i was ready to knit them up i took them off the waste yarn and put them on the needles like shown in the picture. I did mine on two circs because i would prefer it to DPNs whenever possible. I had never done fingered gloves either and I am terrible about following patterns because i have the attention span of a gnat! these were so super easy i would encourage anybody to do them! The hardest part for me was the stitching since i have never done any embroidery at all. you can dooooooooo eeeeeeeeet!

susanc
11-30-2006, 12:56 AM
That's very encouraging! Thanks Brendajos. They look great and they were your first pair with fingers ~ wow! I'm impressed. :yay:

I'll keep you posted as to my progress and post a picture when I get done. I'll probably start them tomorrow. I have to go through my stash and make sure I've got the right yarn and needles ~ I think I do.

Thanks again for all your help. Have a great night. :waving:

susanc
11-30-2006, 08:27 PM
Hi Brendajos:

Just wanted to let you know that I have almost one of the Knucks fingerless gloves done! :cheering: It really isn't too bad! I'm doing the ribbing at the cuff now and I'll probably start the other one tonight. I'm just doing out of Lion Brand Woolease in "Blue Mist" and leaving it plain, since it's for my eight-year-old nephew.

Thanks for the suggestion and the encouragement. This is a fun and easy pattern! Yay!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

brendajos
11-30-2006, 08:31 PM
wow you are way faster than i am! i don't have a lot of time to knit though so i was happy that i was able to finish them within two weeks! I think the pattern is brilliant in how easy and quick it is! Can't wait to see them. :cheering:

susanc
11-30-2006, 08:46 PM
Not that fast! I've been working on them all afternoon. I'm getting a bad cold and cough, so I'm laying low and knitting! I love how the pattern is written from the fingers down, instead of from the cuff up. I think that's my favorite part of the pattern! It gets a little awkward when only using the 2 needles when joining the "fingers", but not too bad. I'm really enjoying these. Thanks for suggesting them. I had seen them when the Knitty issue came out, but I thought that they would be too hard. I've only made the fingerless type with just the thumb and the opening for the rest of the fingers. I like this one. I'm going to make a pair for my dad and my mom, and then a pair for me! I'm always making stuff for other people and not myself! Isn't that always the way?!

susanc
11-30-2006, 09:28 PM
Here is my first "Knuck" almost done. I have just a few more rows of ribbing to do and then close up the gaps between the fingers. I think it looks okay for my first try. I know my nephew Joey will be glad to have them to keep his hands warm. He's been wearing big snow gloves right now! At least with these he can keep them on in class if he's cold and still be able to write, draw, whatever!

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/susanc_album/KnucksforJoey.jpg

brendajos
11-30-2006, 09:47 PM
oooh it looks great!!! Nice work :cheering:

susanc
11-30-2006, 09:52 PM
Thank you! I love yours. :heart: When I make mine, I'll add some decorative stitching to them. I didn't think my nephew would appreciate it! :teehee:

brendajos
11-30-2006, 10:19 PM
ooooh i don't know...if i do some for my nephew i will likely add something...just words to the fingers i would suppose, but still something cool ya know! ;)

susanc
11-30-2006, 10:34 PM
Maybe I will then ~ I'll have to think of something clever! :?? I just wasn't sure. :shrug: I think it would look cute.

brendajos
11-30-2006, 10:52 PM
does he have any hobbies that you could incorporate into it?

susanc
11-30-2006, 10:57 PM
He's really into Star Wars right now. Maybe I could spell that out ~ it even has the right amount of letters! What do you think? Is that kinda stupid? :shrug:

susanc
11-30-2006, 10:59 PM
Oh, Brendajos - did you find that the cast off doesn't stretch like a regular bind off? I did it like it said, snug not tight, but it seems a little tight to me. I think I might frog back a little bit and redo it in a regular cast off in pattern. I think it will be stretchier that way. :shrug:

brendajos
11-30-2006, 11:09 PM
i don't know much about star wars but i would think you could come up with something there.


I just did a regular bind off. I remember thinking I didn't want to think that much about the bind off and just did the regular ol' bind off.

susanc
11-30-2006, 11:13 PM
I'm with you! I'm frogging it now and I'm doing just a regular bind off. It's just not stretchy enough with this type of bind off. Maybe I just needed to do it less snug, but I don't want to bother with it! So, regular bind off it is! :thumbsup:

madametj
12-03-2006, 06:43 PM
brendajos, what embrodery floss did u use? its very nice

brendajos
12-03-2006, 06:55 PM
umm....i don't remember the brand, it was Weeks Dye works or something like that. I would guess that there are probably similar colors in DMC but i bought this stuff at a store that was closing so i couldn't resist the price. I did see a lot of discussion that said a heavier thread than floss would actually work better, which makes sense because i did have some trouble with the stitches getting lost in the yarn until i came back the second time. some even said they used yarn i believe.