Fingerless Mitten on the CSM

I found a neat fingerless mitten pattern on Ravelry, CSM Fingerless Glove by Melody Cowan. It has a real gusset and gradually increases to fit the thumb instead of the rectangular increase with an abrupt joint for the hand. But this method requires lifting extra needles to clear the cam when you knit back and forth. Basically, when you knit back and forth on a circular sock machine (when doing heel and toes), you need to raise the needles (at least 1/3) out of work to clear the cam to go the other way. But for a real gusset, as you put more and more needles back in the work, you will be running out of room to clear the cam. The trick is to alternately raise needles (out of work) on one side and lower the needles (in of work) on the other as you knit back and forth.

Here are some pictures of the mitten.

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Close up of the gusset

Close up of the gusset

3x1 scallop rib

3×1 scallop rib

Mitten and pistachio macaron

Mitten and pistachio macaron

Macarons from 100% pistachio flour. Heavenly!

Macarons from 100% pistachio flour. Heavenly! If you think almond macarons are good, the pistachio macarons will knock your socks off!

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3 Responses to Fingerless Mitten on the CSM

  1. Alice says:

    Loan, The Mitts are amazing! Really beautiful! And of course the macaroons look delicious 🙂

  2. Lynda Bass says:

    Loan, Your mitts are beautiful! Your work always is and the macaroons are a delicious prop I am sure. So sorry to have missed the crank-in. I was actually under the weather for about 10 days….much better, now.

  3. Andy says:

    There is a youtube on a 2×1 scalloped edge but I don’t see anything that explains a 3×1. Can you share how this is done

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