I had to jump on the bandwagon and make myself a pair of fingerless mittens. I searched out this nifty pattern for Basic Fingerless Mittens on Ravelry by Julia Viconsin from Crochet Me. It's in 400 queues and completed in 294 projects.
Here are mine:
While Julia's pattern calls for Lana Grossa Bingo Print yarn which is an Aran 10 ply, I used some Patons Classic Wool from my stash. I reduced the hook size from the 5.0 mm in the pattern to a size 4.5 mm. Doing this and still using the same amount of stitches called for in the pattern, the mittens fit my size 7 hand perfectly.
What I like about these mittens is that they are not bulky and crocheting through the back loop of the single crochet gives the mittens texture.
I also learned a new technique. You can teach an old crocheter new tricks! The mittens are started off using foundation single crochet. Snuffykin's Journal has an easy to follow tutorial on how to accomplish this technique.
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