knitting - fingerless gloves/mittens

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15 years 3 weeks ago #492 by ardnas
I have seen children at my kids kindy with fingerless gloves and have what looks like a minature beanie attached that goes over the top to convert them into mittens.

Has anyone seen a knitting pattern anywhere for these, and if so, where? I have looked but not found anything as yet.

I haven't asked the kindy kids' parents as I can tell that the ones their kids are wearing are shop bought ones.

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15 years 3 weeks ago #45867 by Toni - Northland
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I would love this pattern also and don't think I have one, but will have a look in my junk house that has corners in every room stuffed with craft/wool/etc. If I find one I will post it here. But, if anyone else has the pattern that would be great.

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15 years 3 weeks ago #45878 by Celtic_Kiwi
I am 90% certain I have a pattern. Will check.

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15 years 3 weeks ago #45918 by Jen - Featherston
hhere is a free pattern for crochet mittglov: ttp://www.crochetandknitting.com/mittglov.htm

And here is one for a knitted mit glove: www.berroco.com/exclusives/pele/pele.html

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15 years 3 weeks ago #45940 by ardnas
Thanks Jen. I don't crochet, so have had a look at the knitted mit glove. The pattern sizing is for men, any idea how I could convert it to a size suitable for my 3 and 4 year old boys? I don't have any idea how to do that sort of thing.

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15 years 3 weeks ago #45956 by grannie Mary
what size needles/wool thickness do you have?

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15 years 3 weeks ago #45958 by ardnas
I have pretty much every size knitting needle there is going. I don't have any specific wool in mind, I usually just follow what the pattern says.

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15 years 3 weeks ago #46020 by grannie Mary
without having to adapt this pattern too much how about casting on 40 sts &knitting in ss for 30 rows , then measure, the width & length on say size 10s with 4 ply. the ones in the pattern look like triple knit which is far too thick for wee hands,
tell me what you get & ill help you adapt.

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15 years 3 weeks ago #46023 by grannie Mary
size 10s is about 3.25/3.5 mm.
alternativly if you have a pattern for gloves that will fit them, we can adapt that

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15 years 3 weeks ago #46095 by ardnas
Thanks grannie Mary. I will try the needles you say with 4ply. A few years ago I would be OK with adapting a pattern by myself but now I have three boys 3 & 4 years plus an 8 mth old and another due in November. Despite the constant interruptions, I think they have sucked my brains out, if you know what I mean!

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15 years 3 weeks ago #46192 by ardnas

quote:Originally posted by grannie Mary

size 10s is about 3.25/3.5 mm.
alternativly if you have a pattern for gloves that will fit them, we can adapt that

I don't know why I didn't think of this before:

I will use the fingerless glove pattern I already have for the size of the boys' hands. Then I will use the mitten pattern I have as a guide, but only knit the top part (with a buttonhole included). Easy peasy! Guess I had to go through the process to get to the logical, LOL![^]

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15 years 3 weeks ago #46202 by grannie Mary
great

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14 years 10 months ago #49280 by Inger
If you use 2 or 3 ply and smaller needles, the same instructions will work, because everything is on a smaller scale, so it'll fit a smaller hand.

I found that out the hard way. I was trying to make a 4 year old size jersey, but wanted to use my hand spun wools and had to use larger needles to make the wool knit up properly. So I've ended up with a size that will probably fit a 10 year old. Never mind, he'll grow into it. :) I'll just have to find something else for this year's Christmas present. :)

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