Crime-fighting garter stitch mitts.

So, I made some gloves. They're pretty much an incredibly simple riff on Ysolda's Garter Stitch Mitts, with a bit of lace and a couple of buttons. This picture was chosen mainly to illustrate that I have an awesome hat. Seriously. I am now contractually obligated to fight crime because of it.

It is that awesome.

Right, yeah, the gloves. I actually started them as a present for a male friend of mine - then I thought "hey, these would look great with some lace!" and they became a present for, well, me. So I can fight crime with them.

Apologies for the bad photo; turns out it's really difficult to take a picture of your own hands. Who knew?
These were a quick, easy but still interesting knit, and quite comfy to wear. They keep your fingers and thumb free to fight crime. However, I think there isn't quite enough short row shaping, leaving the wrists too loose.


CO 35 sts
Rows 1-20, k all sts
Row 21, k20, BO 5sts, k10
Row 22, k10, CO 5sts using backwards loop method, k20
Rows 23-25, k all sts
Row 26, p1 *yo, p2tog* rep until 2sts before end, p2
Rows 27-29, k all sts
Row 30, p1 *p2tog, yo* rep until 2sts before end, p2
Rows 31-33, k all sts
Row 34, as Row 26
Row 35-45, k all sts
Row 46, k20, wrap and turn, k20
Row 47-48, k all sts
Row 49, as Row 46
Row 50, k all sts

Continue in garter stitch until the glove fits around your hand when stretched slightly. Bind off, close the seam with mattress stitch and weave in ends. Sew on a couple of buttons at the wrist.

For the second glove, do the same, except:

Row 21, k10, BO 5sts, k20
Row 22, k20, CO 5sts using backwards loop method, k20

and knit Row 46 one row earlier, so the short row shaping is at the other end.


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