New Pattern Release: Photog Mitts

Introducing my latest pattern: the Photog Mitts! This pattern for palmless, fingerless mitts in squishable Happy Feet DK is all about maximizing warmth while leaving the hand free for work.  Great for photographers, sailors, and anyone who wants to keep their hands both warm and unencumbered.

1203 photog mitts

1204 photog mitts

Pattern: Photog Mitts

Designer: Rachel Henry (that’s me!)

Available for $3.50 at Ravelry

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet DK

Inspiration: I designed these for my friend Donna (of Donna Kelliher Photography) — she specializes in photographing dog sporting events, which means she is outside in all kinds of weather. Handling a camera with full mittens or gloves on is dicey at best, and regular fingerless mitts cover the palm in fabric, which bunches up and makes holding the camera difficult.

Design/Skills Needed: The cuff is worked in the round, starting with a simple scalloped edge that comes to a point and continues in a subtle line of slipped stitches all the way up the wrist and hand. Stitches are cast off at the base of the palm, and the remainder of the mitt is worked flat with slip-stitch edges that hug the palm. A thumb gusset provides superior fit. The top is finished with i-cord edging that runs around the pinky and pointer fingers to hold the mitt in place – the thumb is also finished with i-cord edging.

Yarn: Suitable for the most colorful hand-painted yarn, but stylish with subdued colors too, these functional yet charming mitts are quick to knit and fun to wear.

I would be delighted to answer any questions or help any knitters working on this project.

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2 thoughts on “New Pattern Release: Photog Mitts

  1. Hi, I am trying to find a pattern without a palm similar to your photog mitts but with the fingers covered. This is for a girl who needs to keep her hands warm while driving a wheelchair with a joy stick handle. the photog mitts, with palm uncovered and with the fingers covered like a mitten not gloves would work fine. do you have any suggestions on how to accomplish this. Thanks, Lorraine Dube

    1. I would think a similar strategy would work …. make a mitten cuff, bind off for the palm, work flat for a while, and then cast on new stitches across the base of the fingers and finish the mitten top.

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