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Dallas recently broke his finger and it had to be pinned. Apparently having a metal rod shoved into your bone makes your finger get cold very easily. Especially during fall in Montana. Although he can wear mittens, that finger was still getting chilled. So I decided to design an individual finger sock knit pattern for a little extra warmth. I wasn’t sure if he would wear it, or if it would work, but the answer to both questions was affirmative. Over the next two nights, I made two more.
It wasn’t a pattern I was originally going to share since it seemed so simplistic and specialized. But a friend at work pointed out that other people obviously experience the same problem with broken fingers. So here is my quick and easy finger sock knit pattern. If you need to size down or up, I would simply subtract or add stitches in multiples of three to keep the K2, P1 repeats.
Finger Sock Knit Pattern Details
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US Size 2.5 (3.0 mm) Double-Pointed Needles (or size needed to obtain gauge).
One size fits most. Due to the stretchy nature of ribbing, this was small enough to snugly stay on a finger with a ring size of 5, and also fit over all the gauge, wrap, and padding to equal a finger with a comparable ring size of 14.
The length is customizable based on the finger you need to fit, as well as how much of the finger you want to cover. Make sure to factor in the loss of length as the sock stretches when worn, especially on wider fingers.
Gauge (not super crucial since there is a lot of stretch.
28 sts x 38 rows on a 4″ x 4″ swatch in stockinette st.
Finger Sock Knit Pattern
Using double-pointed needles, cast on 18 sts with your preferred stretchy cast-on method.
Divide as 6 sts on each of 3 needles.
Join in the round being careful not to twist sts.
Body Round: K2, P1 around.
Work Body Round until piece measures just less than 1″ from your desired length (make sure to account for length loss when stretched).
Decrease Round 1: SSK, P1 around (12 sts).
Pin Round: K1, P1 around.
Work Pin Round three times total.
Decrease Round 2: SSK around. (6 sts).
Tip Round: K around.
Work Tip Round twice total.
Work in ends and enjoy!!
If you’re interested in making something else for your hands, check out my Pixie Fingerless Gloves knit pattern.
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