After knitting mittens, you will have four loose ends to weave in, just as you had with fingerless gloves. Here, a darning needle will help you use the loose ends to finish your work. You can smooth out jogs at the mitten cuff, round out the glove fingertips, and close the gap at the base of the mitten thumb. For easier reading, I have divided this lesson into three parts; the cast-on tail, the fingertip tails, and the tail at base of the thumb.
Below you will find both video and written guides to help you learn how to finish your gloves.
Lessons – How to Weave in the Loose Ends of Mittens
Weave in the Cast-on Tail of Mittens:
Learn to weave in the yarn tail at the bottom of your mitten cuff in this first lesson, which can be found at this link.
Weave in the Bind-off Tails on Mittens:
Learn to weave in the yarn tails at the tops of your mitten and thumb in this second lesson, which can be found at this link.
Weave in the Tail at the Base of Fingerless Mitten Thumbs:
Learn to weave in the yarn tail at the base of your glove thumb in this third lesson, which can be found at this link.
Practice With My Knitting Pattern
Ready to try it?
In this lesson, I’ve shown you how to finish the gloves made following my Simple Mitten Knitting Pattern, which is available here.
In the next lesson, I’ll show you how to switch from knitting in the round on Double Point Needles (DPNs) to knitting in the Magic Loop with long Circular Needles.