Simply Soft Fingerless Gloves

Equipment and Materials:

1 Skein Simply Soft
dpn size 6 (set of 4 or 5) stitch markers
stitch holder (scrap yarn)
Gauge: (in stockinette stitch) 11 st = 2 inches
Cuff:  CO 40 stitches

A. Work 20 rows of k2 p2 ribbing. Use a locking stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

B. Now work 8 rows of knit stitches. C. Thumb shaping: 1. Inc in first st (and place locking stitch marker on first stitch), k4, inc in next stitch, place split ring marker on needle, knit the remaining stitches. 2. Knit the next row. 3. Inc in first st., knit to stitch before marker, inc. in that stitch, slip marker, knit the remaining stitches. 4. Knit the next row. Repeat the last two rows until you have 18 stitches between the markers. Next row: K1, slip the next 16 stitches onto a stitch holder. Knit the remaining stitches. Place locking stitch marker on first stitch after the thumb stitches on the holder.

D. Knit 10 rows.

E. Work 8 rows of k2 p2 ribbing. BO Thumb: F. Knit the 16 stitches off the stitch holder, dividing the stitches evenly among the dpns. pick up and knit two stitches from the edge between the mitt and thumb.

Knit one row. On next row, dec two stitches at the joining between the mitt and thumb.

G. Work 5 rows of k2 p2 ribbing. BO Weave in loose ends. Gloves can be adjusted for larger or smaller hands. Just remember that the number of stitches in the ribbed sections must be in multiples of 4 for k2 p2 ribbing.

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