October is about the time I start wearing fingerless mittens. It is a small window of opportunity, when it gets a bit chilly, but not too chilly. They are great on the bike!
We published our fingerless mitten pattern called Lickity Split Fingerless Mitts here on our blog many moons ago, but I thought it deserved an update. They were designed to be a good pattern to learn how to knit in rounds on double pointed needles. We taught this pattern for many years to our Knit 101 students. If you do not like double pointed needles you can also knit these mittens with the magic loop method or your favourite method for knitting a small circumference in rounds.
I have updated the pattern with some extra sizing, a few notes and details, a downloadable PDF of the pattern and a video tutorial on how to do the thumb opening, there were always lots of questions about that! You will see that it is easy if you watch the video.
My recommends for this pattern is Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (although this is not the best yarn if you are a very beginner knitter), Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky, and Wool and the Gang Alpachino Merino, I would also love to see them done in Loopy Mango Mohair So Soft!
Find the Lickity Split Fingerless Mitt pattern HERE