Onto the fourth and final section where we complete the Finger tops for our mitten.
If you have been a very keen knitter, with ample time on your side, you will have two finished mitten bases. If not no worries, simply knit along at your own pace knowing these mitten tops work up really fast to get you over the finish line.
Set the mitten bases safely aside, I managed to loose mine down the cushions at the back of the sofa......, as we will be casting on the toppers now.
Make 2 toppers the same, to match the length of your fingers comfortably down to the join line on the back of the mittens. This is where I rue having such long fingers!
Ktbl Knit through back of the loop
Sl Slip stitch purl wise
Co Cast on
Bo Bind off
All instructions are for both needles, except rnd 1 where the first needle is worked through the back of the loops to un twist the cast on.
We will cast on with a figure 8 method as for a toe up sock. There s video for that below, if you've never done it before.
Cast on 16 sts (8 sts in DK yarn) using the toe up method giving a total of 32sts (16sts in DK)
Rnd 1: K all through back loop on the first needle, k all on second needle
Rnd 2: K1, inc (k1, sl) to last st, inc, k1 (inc total of 4 sts)
Rnd 3: K all
Repeat rnd 2 & 3 until 36 sts on each needle,11 repeats total. (20sts, 6 repeats total in DK)
Continue working straight in body pattern for an inch, end on a rnd 4, skip the next step if working in DK.
Repeat Rnd 2 & 3 twice more giving 40 sts on each needle for 4 ply only.
Continue straight until when worn the mitten top length reaches the purl row on the mitten.
Joining Mitten Top to Mitt
Make sure to orient the mitten tops to the mittens correctly. The mittens should face away from you with wrist end furthest from you. The Mitten top will fold down over the back of the mitten so double check this alignment before you begin the BO process.
BO the first needle.
Join and BO the second needle to the raised purl sts on the mitten.
When ready to begin the BO pick up a single purl st from the main mitten and knit together with the next st from the mitten top.
Pass the 2nd st on the right needle over and drop, as you would for a standard bind off.
Now repeat picking up a purl stitch from the mitten body and knitting it together with the next mitten topper stitch until you have completed the attachment.
Bo off the remaining sts.
Weave in the ends.
There you have it a completed fitted mitten with finger topper. As promised no seaming after the knitting is done!
I really hope you have enjoyed this fun make and will be looking forward to the next KAL, CAL or MAL....
There will be several coming up in 2021, the first being the crochet version of these mittens.
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