If you ask visiting sailors what they like most from our gift packages the answer is unanimous – the fingerless mittens.

Pattern for Fingerless Mittens

1 ball double knitting wool

1 pair 4.25mm knitting needles – (old no. 7)

If your knitting tension is very loose use no. 4 mm – (old no. 8) needles

Cast on 40 stitches.

Knit 14 rows of knit 1, purl 1, ribbing.

Next row KnitNext row Knit 4, purl 32, knit last 4 stitches

Repeat last two rows 11 times – [24 rows stocking stitch in all]

Knit 6 rows of knit 1, purl 1, ribbing.

Cast off in ribbing.

From the cast on edge sew up 10.5 cms.

From the top edge sew down approximately 5 cms, leaving an opening of approximately 4.5 cms for the thumb to go through.