Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fingerless mittens

Sunday I tried my hand at knitting fingerless mittens with the magic loop method and it was super easy.  This is what it looked like on the circular needle.  You can find different videos showing how the technique is done; I especially like the one shown on KnittingHelp.  Just go down to the section "Small Diameter Circular Knitting" and you will find the Magic Loop video.

This is the finished product.  I only have one hand knit since I showed it on a forum and already have an order to knit a pair so finishing mine can wait.  I especially love the Bernat Satin yarn I used for the project. It will go great with the fringe scarf I made for myself.


I brought it to work to show some people who also love to knit and I was telling the receptionist how I have lots of ideas to knit  some of these with different stitch pattern; cables being one of them.  Here I was enthusing about the different cables and lace patterns when she looked at me and asked,"You really love knitting don't you?  Here you are all excited about what you want to knit.  I just knit for practical purposes but not you."  Yes, I really do love knitting this much and I get excited just looking at stitch pattern books.


  1. I have yet to try magic loop, circular needles tend to hurt my hands after a while though. I'm more of a dpn girl!

  2. I'm always dropping the dpns when I knit with them and I use circular needles for everything. I find them handy to knit in the subway; they don't get in the way like longer needles.