After I wrote my WIP post last week I decided I needed to get started on fingerless mitts for Kathleen to use at track meets. I found a skein of Knit Picks Swish DK that I was eager to get out of my stash, and I searched on Ravelry for a pattern that would work. I settled on Good Time Fingerless Mitts by Melissa Woods.
I think the pattern was fine for a free pattern, but I do not love it. If I make them again I’ll make the thumb a little shorter and do M1R and M1L increases instead of K f&b. The hand is a little long, but if it bothers her for crocheting she can fold it down.
I love how fast fingerless mitts are to knit up. I am sad to report that there is snow on the ground again, so she’ll probably need real mittens at her next track meet. I really hope spring is here to stay soon.