September free pattern of the month

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.

Thumb insert:

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)

Bind off.



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.



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