Salmon River Fingerless Mitts

Salmon River Fingerless Mitts worked in "Half Crepe" 100% merino
Salmon River Fingerless Mitts worked in “Half Crepe” 100% merino

On our road trip to the Mountain Color’s workshop in Montana, we travelled along side the Salmon River as we drove through the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The stitch pattern on the cuffs remind me of the gentle undulations of the river. These beautiful mitts are quick to knit. The bouclé merino yarn is warm and cozy, perfect for an autumn day.

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YARN
Mountain Colors Half Crepe
I used a little under 2 oz, @200 yards
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
US 7 dpn’s
US 4 dpn’s
US 3 dpn’s
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
6 stitches over 1″ using US 4 needles

SIZES
One size

ABBREVIATIONS
K – knit
P – purl
M1L – Make one stitch slanting left
M1R – Make one stitch slanting right
PM – place marker
SM – slip marker

STITCH GUIDE
M1L – pick up stitch below last stitch on RH needle and place on LH needle, knit stitch through the back loop
M1R – pick up stitch below last stitch on LH needle and place on LH needle, knit stitch

Cuff Stitch –
Rounds 1 & 2 – *k2, p2* to end of round
Rounds 3 & 4 – *p2, k2* to end of round
INSTRUCTIONS
Using US 7 dpn’s, cast on 44
Join for working in the round
Round 1 – knit
Round 2 – purl
Round 3 – knit
Work 4 rounds of Cuff Stitch.
Continue with these 4 rounds until work measures 2″ or desired length

Change to US 4 dpns
Knit 8 rounds

Begin increase rows for thumb gusset
Rnd 1 – M1L, K1, M1R, pm, knit to end of round
Round 2 – knit
Rnd 3 – M1L, knit to marker, M1R, SM, knit to end
Rnds 4-5-6 – knit

Repeat increase rounds 3 and 4-5-6 (4 more times – 57 total stitches)

Divide for Thumb
Work 13 stitches and place on waste yarn for thumb, drop marker.
Knit to end of round, cast on 1 stitch
Work even for 1 1/2″ (15 rounds for me)

Change to US 3 needles – work Cuff Stitch rows for 11 rounds.
Bind off in pattern

Thumb
With US 4 needles transfer 13 stitches on waste yarn to two dpn’s. Rejoin yarn. With third needle, pick up and knit 3 stitches from gap.
Knit 7 rounds
Using the same needles, knit 8 rounds of Cuff Stitch
Bind off.

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