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Free Knitting Pattern: Bradford Gauntlet (Fingerless Mittens)

These gauntlets (fingerless mittens) are the perfect stylish accessories for cold winter days, keeping your hands warm while allowing the use of your fingers. They are quick to knit and make great gifts.

This pattern should fit both men and women as the finished glove is stretchable.

Bradford Gauntlet

Knitted Measurements
Approx 6" around x 8 1/2" long (unstretched)

Materials
1 ball Soloso #103 (or color of your choice)
US Size 6 double-pointed knitting needles

Gauge
Approx 28 st = 4" in 1 x 1 ribbing

To knit gauntlet (make 2):
Cast on 32 stitches. Divide onto 3 needles. Join without twisting. Mark beginning of round.

1 x 1 Ribbing:
*(K1, P1), rep * around. Continue ribbing till piece measures 3 1/2" from the cast-on edge.

Thumb:
Increase Segment 1
Rd 1: (K1, P1) for 16 sts, pm, m1, pm, continue (K1, P1) around.
Rd 2: (K1, P1) till marker for thumb, slip marker, m1, K1, m1, slip marker, (K1, P1) around.
Rd 3: (K1, P1) till marker for thumb, slip marker, K sts between markers, slip marker, (K1, P1) around.
Repeat Rd 3 - two more times.

Increase Segment 2
Rd 1: (K1, P1) till marker for thumb, slip marker, m1, K to marker, m1, slip marker, (K1, P1) around.
Rd 2: (K1, P1) till marker for thumb, slip marker, K sts between markers, slip marker, (K1, P1) around.
Repeat Rd 2 - two more times.

Repeat Increase Segment 2 - three more times.

Final Increase Segment
Rd 1: (K1, P1) till marker for thumb, slip marker, m1, K to marker, m1, slip marker, (K1, P1) around.
Rd 2-4: (K1, P1) around.

Thumb Bind Off:
Rd 1: (K1, P1) till first marker for thumb, slip marker, bind off 13 sts, remove marker, continue in (K1, P1) around.
Rd 2: (K1, P1) till thumb opening, remove marker, cast on 2 sts, (K1, P1) around.

Continue working in (K1, P1) till gauntlet measures 8 1/2" at longest edge.
Bind off in ribbing.

Weave in all yarn ends.

Abbreviations:
m1 = make 1 stitch
pm = place marker

Copyright 2011 NuMei - This pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or guild use. Reproduction in print in any publication or electronic/digital format without permission is strictly prohibited.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the directions contained in this pattern are accurate and complete; However, we cannot be responsible for individual variance, human or typographical errors.

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