Knitted convertible gloves/mittens refashion

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Convertible knitted mitten/glove refashion by Eddie's Room,

I have been wanting to take my refashioning in a new direction for a while and I have found what for me is the perfect combination, refashioning and knitting. I often find that I either buy or knit hand-knitted items that don’t quite fit or in the case of my sister-in-law’s mittens, were missing a feature.
She has these very nice and pretty convertible gloves/mittens from Fatface with a cover for the 4 fingers but no cover now the thumb. So her thumb was cold all the time. Not such a clever design after all 🙂 So she asked if I could refashion them for her and I sure would and could.

I decided to make small copies of the bigger finger cover in pink Natural Dye Studio BFL 4-ply which had just arrived by post, but without the lace part. Here’s how I did it:

1. On the thumb approx. 1.5cm from the edge I picked up a stitch, cast on another 8 stitches and picked up another stitch on opposite side of the thumb.
2. I turned around and k2, p2, k2, p2, k2 back
3. Turn again and picked up another stitch, p1, pass picked up stitch over, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2, pick up stitch and pass last purled stitch over.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 once more and then row 2 once again.

Knit the row and turn the thumb around, pick up 10 stitches on the other side of the thumb, level with the last stitches on the first side.

Knit round for 10 rows
Knit a round of k2tog
Knit 1 round
Knit a round of k2tog
Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches and fasten.
Weave in ends and repeat for second thumb.


That’s how I did it. I would love to hear if you have attempted something similar.
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