Fingerless mittens with a flap

I needed to make these because i need my fingers to be able to work the touch screen at work, while standing by an almost constantly open door.

Made with worsted weight yarn, on set of 5 u.s. size 5 and us size 4 needles dpn.
Will also need a button, and yarn needle.
Crochet hook size d (for crocheted chain for button loop)

Co 44 with Size 5 u.s. dpn, divided with 11 on each needle.
Rib k2, p2 for two inches.
Next round knit 22, place marker, increase 1, place marker, knit 22.
Next round knit.

Thumb gusset- Divide stitches for needles as needle 1=10 stitches, 2=10 stitches, 3=6 stitches, 4=19 stitches.
Round 1- knit 22, slip marker, increase 1, knit to marker, increase 1, slip marker, knit 22.
Round 2- knit
Round 3- knit
Round 4- knit

Repeat rounds 1-4 until there are 13 stitches between markers.

Next round-knit 22, slip 13 stitches (the stitches between the markers) to a stitch holder or waste yarn, knit 22.

Continue knitting in stockinette stitch for 1 and 1/3 inches.

Change to size 4 dpn.

Rib k2, p2 for 1 and 1/2 inches. Bind off, cut yarn.

Pick up 18 stitches along the front of the mitten with size 5 dpn, just under the first ribbed row. I started picking up just under the first purl stitch and ended just under the last purl stitch on the front. I used a crochet hook and pulled the yarn through the knitting the put the stitch on the needle, (you can use the knitting needles and poke it through the stitch then pull the yarn through to the front) use two needles and pick up 9 on one and 9 on the other, then cut the yarn, Cast on 26 stitches on two dpns, Then start to knit in the round with the first picked up stitch from the mitten, then joining at the end.

Round 1- Knit 18 from picked up stitches, knit 4, p2, k2, for front of flap until last 4, knit last 4. (Basically ribbing the front of the flap, which will be in your palm)

Continue as for round 1 for 1 inch, then knit stockinette stitch for 1 inch, On the last round of stockinette stitch do not knit the last 2 stitches, slip these last two onto needle one, the slip the first two stitches from needle three onto needle 2 so that every needle has 11 stitches.

Top shaping-
Round 1- needle 1- ssk, knit the rest. needle 2= knit to last two, k2 together. needle 3= ssk, knit the rest. needle 4= knit to last 2, k2 together.

Round 2- knit

Continue knitting rounds 1 and 2 until there are 10 stitches on your needles, graft these stitches together, cut yarn.

Pick up the 13 stitches from stitch holder with size 5 dpn. I picked up with four on needle 1, four on needle 2, four on needle 3, and one on needle 4.
Then with needle 4 pick up two more stitches from the mitten. (15 stitches total).

Knit around for 1 inch, bind off loosely.

Fasten a button just above the cuff of the glove.
Crochet a chain of 10 with size d crochet hook and fasten to grafted row of mitten (the top of the flap).

Hide strings.

Make another, Making the flap on the opposite side of the mittens.


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  2. does anyone have this -attern with circular needles?

  3. Do you have any idea how to (by how much) reduce this to a child sized mitten?

  4. For the flap, are we sure about casting on 26 sts instead of 36? Typo?

  5. It's 26, 36 would leave an extra 18 stitches (9 stitches per side) just to go around the side of the hand.

  6. Accidental Domestic Diva:
    I'm sorry but I can't really be sure about how you would reduce it to a child size. All I can say is maybe you can use the gauge and measurements of a child's hand to put it together.

  7. Thanks for the pattern, I'll hopefully be using it as the base for a special pair of mitts, for my sis-in-law.
    I also have a blog, if you're interested you can find me at

  8. does it work the same for men? or do I need to start with more stitches?

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