Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Fingerless Brân Lwyd (sneak peek at the pattern!!!!)

the other night i was in need to knit a christmas gift for a dear friend and thus i came up with these...well.. with a whole lot of different variations before hand until i decided on what is shown :)

the pattern is pretty simple really.. although i truly suck at actually writing them out :/ but i'll try anyways..

knit the band first! ;)
this way its easier knitting everything together when it calls for it.

using 3.5mm needles cast on 4 stiches and knit them in seed stitch
(knit 1 purl 1 - switch!)
do this until the length measures 7cm (or 3 inches)
leave the stitches on the needle to knit them together later on ;)

now begin knitting the fingerless mitts!

using 3.5mm dpn cast on 30 stitches dividing them up on three needles
for the first rows working in the round, knit the ribbing using the technique knit 1 purl 1 (until it measures an inch)
knit the next 4 rows (alternating each row with either black or grey)
5th row: ktog the 1st stitch in the band and the 1st stitch in the row.
(keep the band infront of the work)
use this technique the other three rows until the band is knitted tightly into the mitts
carry on knitting for another inch alternating the colours with each row

now its time for the thumb!

to make the thumb instead of joining the first and last stitch like you've been doing - stop!!
when you get to the last stitch turn your work and knit from the inside moving backwards (purling) until you finish the row.
knit the same with the contrast colour.
(this way you're not cutting your yarn every row and starting again)
knit front ways again but when you reach the end of the row continue going backwards in the contrast colour alternating the rows.
knit this way for about an inch!

(i know i'm so sorry this sounds so lame but i really should write the patterns down as i go instead i just end up knitting things completely)

when you're ready and think there is enough space for your own thumb, it's time to close the hole :)

instead of knitting backwards like you have been, just continue back to knitting in the round. this will snuggly contect the sides again :) see... i told you it was simple. :P

knit this way for another inch!

now let's make the final ribbing!
just in black knit 1 purl 1 for about 5 rows and then cast off.

and then voila!

i hope that was remotely helpful but within the next couple of days i'll revise it so it reads and sounds better :P



  1. wow, this is a brilliant pattern... I cannot wait until the holidays are over so I can knit something wicked for myself already, thank you for this!

  2. likewise!!! i've been knitting gifts for everyone else that i have projects i keep dreaming about knitting for myself that have been on the back burner for quite sometime. :/ a couple more weeks left to knit for a few other people and then its knitting just for me time ;)

    hope your holidays was warm and wonderful :)

  3. I like this pattern. I've been experimenting with crocheted fingerless gloves and I'm liking the look very much. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hello are you still doing this and how can one contact you