Elaine’s Pattern for Fingerless Mittens

1 Ball double knitting wool

1 pair 4.25mm knitting needles (old No. 7)

If your knitting tension is very loose use No. 4 mm (old No. 8) needles

Cast on 40 stitches

Knit 14 rows of knit 1, purl 1, ribbing.

Next row Knit

Next row Knit 4, purl 32, knit last 4 stitches

Repeat last two rows 11 times – (24 rows stocking stitch in all)

Knit 6 rows of knit 1, purl 1, ribbing.

Cast off in ribbing.

From the cast on edge sew up 10.5 cms.

From the top edge sew down approximately 5 cms, leaving an opening

of approximately 4.5 cms for the thumb to go through.

Cast off.

 

Every Pattern has a Story

Letter from Jenny* to Elaine*

Many thanks for your prompt reply much appreciated and thanks for the pattern, I have emailed it off to my daughter and two other friends, so hopefully we can get together and start knitting, time flies by so fast, winter will be upon us shortly.

This is a very interesting story, my husband and I have sailed all our lives and have just come back from spending 7 years sailing the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba and America’s East Coast from Key West right up to Nova Scotia and it has been an awesome experience and truly meeting the best of people along the way. One thing the sea does for you is to keep you humble, you do not take on Mother Nature especially the sea. It is a great equalizer.

While we were sailing wherever we anchored we would land up and a Seafarers Mission for a lunch or supper, what an experience to hear the stories good and bad and the wonderful work these volunteers do to make life a little easier for the sailors on these huge tankers.Christmas time was always a treat and the generosity of folk around the world is truly a blessing.

We would go along with other sailing folk we met along the way at various different achoranges.

 It was wonderful to see what you are doing and I hope we can participate in a small way.

 

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