For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: One 100g ball of WYS Signature 4 Ply (75% wool, contains 35% British BlueFaced Leicester, and 25% Nylon, 400m/437yds per 100g).
Needles: Set of four double pointed 2.5mm needles.
Gauge (tension): 32 stitches and 40 rows to 10cm square over rib pattern when slightly stretched using 2.5mm needles.
Size: To fit average sized hand.
My design ideas and advice: I designed these Frankie Mittens because several knitters expressed a desire to knit socks* but wanted to practise on double pointed needles without turning a heel!
While for me and experienced knitters I love knitting Frankie Mittens as they are quick to knit gifts and are great for relaxing evening knitting.
One of the most exciting things about these mittens is that the 2X2 is magical. It fits everyone’s hands! I designed the mittens with this rib for this reason and it is so lovely to see it happen! A gentleman, who said he had larger than average hands, tried on the pair in my Skipton Studio and they fitted him. He then took the pattern and yarn to knit his very first pair of fingerless mittens.
The Frankie Mittens use 35g/140m of the 100g ball so there is enough to make three pairs with one ball, with perhaps the last one being a little bit shorter than the others. Or great for using up left over sock yarn.
*if you wanted to learn to knit socks, turning the heel is easier than it seems – I teach Sock Workshops if you need any calming help. I also designed easy to knit sock patterns – this one here uses DK yarn and while this one here uses 4 ply yarn for you to have a go. I want to help people find to joy of socks
Blog Post: Click here to read more about my ideas behind Frankie.
Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: dpns