Knuckle down

I’m pretty sure I have been boring people rigid for a couple of months about my ‘top down’ gloves or mitts.  I don’t know where the idea came from but I was trying to knit a pair of fingerless mitts out of just one ball and I didn’t know how long to make the cuff before I started on the hand.  I could only find one top down pattern and it was a bit too patterned for me so I decided to work it out for myself. This is how my obsession with my Knuckle Down pattern began.

I started in Gomitoli’s Tweed which is a wonderful mix of Cashmere and Lambswool in a fantastic range of colours.  I quickly realised that a provisional cast on would be required to make the thumb sit properly.
Then, because I really like my gloves to fit on the wrist, I used different sizes of dpns to give them an elegant shape.

DK Knuckle down fingerless mitts

The next pair were in a lovely 4ply yarn from Abstract Cat Crafts which I heard about from A Playful Day and I felt this yarn was made for a longer version

4ply Knuckle Down mitts

The pattern is now available on Ravelry

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