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Feb 18, 2011

Dearest Knitting Daily Reader,

Here are two free patterns for you to use with our new app. I hope you enjoy working on these portable projects!


Fingerless Gloves


This pattern is based on the mitten pattern from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd. I basically just left the tops off of the hand and thumb and added a few rows of ribbing!

To Fit: 7- to 7.5-inch (18-19 cm) hand circumference (for 8-inch [20.5 cm] circumference hands, use size 3 needles and sport-weight yarn, and add 2 to 4 stitches to the thumb gusset)
Yarn: About 300 yards of sock yarn (I used Berocco Sox Metallic [73% superwash wool, 25% nylon, 2% other fiber])
Needles: Size 2 U.S. 32-inch circular needle (I used the Magic Loop method of knitting, but you can use double-pointed needles or two circular needles, too)
Gauge: 7 sts per inch
Notions: Markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle

CO 48 sts and arrange evenly on tips of circular needles. Place marker (pm) and join to work Magic Loop. Work k1, p1 ribbing until total length measures 2.5 inches (6.5 cm).
Change to stockinette stitch and work one round, increasing one stitch at end of round-—49 sts.

Shape Thumb Gusset
On next round, knit across 24 stitches, pm, M1, k1, M1, pm, knit to end, 2 sts increased; 3 gusset sts betwee markers.
Knit 1 round even. (M1 = Make One. In the Knitting Daily Glossary, see "Make One Left" or "Make One Right" and choose one to use. Or, use both, the left at the beginning of the gusset and the right at the end of the gusset.)
Increase round: Knit to marker (m), slip m, M1, knit to next m, M1, slip m, knit to end-2 gusset sts increased in each increase round.
Repeat increase round every 3 rounds 6 times, knitting two rows even between each increase round. At the end of 6 increase rounds you should have 15 gusset stitches.
On the next round, place gusset stitches on length of waste yarn, remove gusset marker, use the backward loop method to CO 1 st over gap left by gusset, and knit to end of round—50 sts.

Knit straight rounds until the hand portion is ½ inch (1.2 cm) shorter than you want it to be. Change to k1, p1 rib and work for ½ inch (1.2 cm).
Bind off all stitches in pattern. Break yarn.

Transfer stitches from waste yarn to circular needle. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for ½ inch.
Bind off all stitches in pattern. Break yarn and sew in ends on thumb, finger ribbing, and cuff.

Ta da! Now make another one to match.

Vacation Scarf
Vacation Scarf

I developed this scarf while on vacation in Yellowstone National Park. I couldn't stand not knitting for a week, but I needed something simple to work on so I wouldn't miss any sightings!

Yarn: Any DK-weight yarn
Needles: Size 7 U.S.
Gauge: 5 sts/inch

CO 24 stitches.
Row 1: K1, *YO, K2tog; rep from * to last st, K1.
Row 2: K1, *YO, P2tog; rep from * to last st, K1.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until scarf is the desired length (or until you run out of yarn!).

This pattern gives you a lot of bang for your knitting buck. The lace pattern looks really fancy and it shows off variegated yarn really well, and it's a great stash-buster for those special one or two skeins of yarn you bought on vacation.

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on Apr 7, 2011 11:20 AM

Any news on a Droid app?

Claudia wrote
on Feb 20, 2011 11:40 AM

I'm in several "fiber circles", spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet and no one I know uses an iPhone. Android is the most popular. You'll get a much larger following if you write an app for Android...

megmaws wrote
on Feb 20, 2011 2:18 AM

Yes AngieR,  I have an Android tablet and would love it to be available there too!

jlowe74269 wrote
on Feb 19, 2011 8:13 AM

Please don't forget us droid users.  We love apps too!

SamB@5 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 2:25 PM

it's great that you have a app for the iphone/pod. But there are alot of us that don't have them (I do have a ipod) so if your going to do one for the iphone do an app for all app phones. I have a Palm Pixi.

PamG@4 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 12:30 PM

Can the mitten be flat knitted? Just wondering.

DeeD@3 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 12:21 PM

But I have a Blackberry and would love your app for my Blackberry.....We knit 2

mvogelgesang wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 12:04 PM

Thank you so much for all the sharing you do - your emails, blogs, videos, etc are wonderful.  

I'm running out to get the yarn to work on this scarf - I love simple projects like this that I can knit while I'm doing other things!  :-)

How about an application for the Android phone?  I don't have an iphone or ipod and it would be great - there are more and more Android users out there!

Let me know!  Thanks,  Michelle

Cowgirlknits wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 9:47 AM

Another user of the fastest growing, better marketplace devices. Is an Android app coming?

KristinM wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 8:20 AM

Another Droid user. :) It would be awesome to have an app.

tss818 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 8:10 AM

Are there any plans to make this app available for phones that use the Droid OS?  Would love to have this app on my LG Ally!

whouston wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 7:34 AM

I hope you'll consider an app for the Droid, too!

Selena@2 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 7:15 AM

:(  Anything for the millions of us Blackberry users?

on Feb 18, 2011 6:49 AM

Well your app looks great unfortunately i have an android!!

AngieR@3 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 6:33 AM

Nice. How about an app for the android??

Carol@420 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 5:23 AM

I'm making your vacation scarf, love the pattern so easy.

Carol J