Alpaca Fingerless Mitts
US size 5, 40” circular needles.
1 skein worsted weight 100% alpaca.
8 inches different color waste yarn.
Gauge: 4 sts/inch
Abbreviations: k = knit, p = purl, m = add stitch, ( ) = repeat to end of round,
sts = stitches
Cast on 32 sts and join in round (magic loop method).
Round 1: (k1, p1)
Round 2: (p1, k1)
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 for 2 inches. (Seedstich pattern)
Knit 6 rounds in stockinet (= knit every stitch of every round).
Next round increase 4 sts as follows:
k2, m1, k12, m1, k4, m1, k12, m1, k2
Knit in stockinet for 2 inches.
k1, k6 with waste yarn, move these 6 sts back to left needle and knit them again with working yarn, knit to end of round.
Knit 2 inches in stockinet.
Add 8 or 10 rounds of seed stitch pattern:
round 1: (k1, p1)
round 2: (p1, k1)
(repeat rounds 1 and 2 four times)
Take out waste yarn and move live stitches to needle.
Attach yarn and add stitches in gaps to a total of 18 sts and join in the round.
Knit in stockinet for 10 rounds and 8 rounds in seed stitch. Bind of, weave in all the ends.