While I've got this fairly fresh in my mind...
Ribbed Fingerless Mitts - Toddler/Child sized
The first picture is with the 2 yr old, the second is with the 8 yr old.
Red Heart Super Saver or other worsted weight yarn
size 6 dpns
Size: These were made to fit my 2 yr old, but they also fit the 8yr old so they have a good amount of stretch to them.
CO 28 stitches, distribute evenly across 3 needles, PM and join being careful not to twist the stitches. (That sounds almost cliche doesn't it?)
Knit 20 rows of K2, P2 ribbing.
Row 21 - M1, knit 4 (in pattern), M1, and continue with ribbing across. What I did here was keep the stitches I made in pattern so that the ribbing in the thumb gusset actually twists around. If you want to do something different feel free!
Row 22 - K2, P2 in pattern across
Row 23 - M1, knit 6 (in pattern), M1, and continue with ribbing across.
Row 24 - K2, P2 in pattern across
Row 25 - M1, knit 8 (in pattern), M1, and continue with ribbing across.
Row 26 - K2, P2 in pattern across
Row 27 - M1, knit 10 (in pattern), M1, and continue with ribbing across.
Row 28 - K2, P2 in pattern across
Row 29 - Place first 12 stitches on stitch holder/waste yarn/whatever you want to that will make sure they are still there when we get back to doing something with them later. ;) Then K2, P2 across to the end of the row
Row 30 - M4 anywhich way you want to (in pattern), then proceed to K2, P2 across
Knit another 8-9 rows in K2, P2 then bind off.
Place the 12 stitches back onto your needles, dividing up the stitches across 2 needles. Then slide the last 2 stitches before the gap onto a separate needle. Begin with these stitches (in pattern), pick up 4 stitches across the gap (in pattern). Continue in pattern (K2, P2 or whichever pattern you're using for your thumb) for the next 4 or 5 rows, then bind off.
Repeat for second mitt.
**Note** All my bind offs were done in pattern. I'm not sure if that will affect how stretchy your bind off is or not. I'll need to test this on the next pair I make.
**Additional Note** Please let me know if you have any difficulty with these instructions as I'm fairly new to writing patterns that other ppl might want to follow.