Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Skully Fingerless Mitts - Knit

Skully Fingerless Mitts
Knit pattern by Nadine Borovicka
I needed a project for a teenager’s graduation party. I crossed my fingers and hoped that skulls were still in fashion and tried my first attempt at duplicate stitch.

Size 4 DPNs
Caron Simply Soft or similar yarn of your choice in two colors

DPN- Double pointed needles
MC – Main color
AC- Accent/ Duplicate stitch color
K – Knit
P – Purl
M1 – Make 1 (increase method)

Cast on 40 stitches. Place marker for the beginning of round (slip this marker every time you come to it).
Join in the round and work around in K2, P2 ribbing for 4 inches (or longer if you like)
Knit around for 3 rows.
Beginning Thumb:
M1, K2, M1, place second marker, K around (42 stitches)
Knit around
Knit around
M1, K4, M1, slip second marker, K around (44)
Knit around
Knit around
M1, K6, M1, slip second marker, K around (46)
Knit around
Knit around
M1, K8, M1, slip second marker, K around (48)
Knit around
Knit around
M1, K10, M1, slip second marker, K around (50)
Knit around
Knit around
P2 (K2, P2) 3 times, slip marker, K around
- Repeat row 16, four times.
Bind off 14 stitches, drop second marker, K around
Cast on two stitches using Knit On method, continue working in the round by joining to the next stitches, K around.
Starting at the marker indicating beginning of round, start K2, P2 ribbing and continue for 6 rows.
Bind off in pattern
Duplicate stitch skull onto back of mitts. Make sure to try on the mitts and find the center for the design. Trust me. Just laying the mitt flat and putting it on will give you a way off center design. Also feel free to graph out whatever design you want and put it on the back.

Graph for duplicate stitch.

Copyright © Nadine Borovicka 2008 All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or distributed without written consent from the author.


CAR said...


I would like to knit these Mitts, but 40 stitches divided over 3 dp needles (13 ea. needle) don't seem like enough stitches to make adult Mitts.

What am I missing?

Thanks for these unique mitts.
Anything else Skully??

Deeners said...

My wrist and hand are about 7 inches around. If your hand is larger around, you could cast on more stitches.

I also like my gloves and anything on my hands to be more fitted. I was looking on Ravelry at other folks who made these, and I didn't see any notes of people casting on more. I really should have measured my gauge before I sent these off to my cousin.