Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Just Enough Mitts

This pattern I came up with when I was wondering what to do with a bit of o~wool in Willow that I had left over from making a cowl that I can't remember the name of at the moment!

These are attractive little mitts made for when it's just cold enough where you want something on your hands, but nothing to heavy. In other words, they're perfect for the typical winter weather of California!

The pattern is written for s/m ladies hands. The thumb gusset is roomy because I don't like tight thumbs! These can be easily adapted to a larger size if needed.

Just Enough Mitts


*1 pair size 8 dpns
*tapestry needle
*heavy aran/worsted weight or light bulky weight yarn

4 st 5 rows = 1 in

Mitt (make 2) :

Cast on 25st over 3 dpns (8, 8, 9)

Round 1: Join round by slipping the last cast-on stitch to the needle with the first stitch. Knit these two together. P1 "k1, p1" to end of round.

Round 2: "k1, p1" to end of round.

Repeat round 2 for 4 more rounds (6 rounds total from cast on)

Change to stockinette stitch and knit 4 rounds.

Thumb Gusset:

Round 1: k 11, kfb of next 2 st. k11

Round 2: k 11, kfb, k 2, kfb, k11

Round 3: k 11, kfb, k4, kfb, k11

Round 4: k

Round 5: k 11, kfb, k6, kfb, k 11

Round 6: k11, kfb, k8, kfb, k11

Round 7: k11, kfb, k10, kfb, k11

Round 8: k

Round 9: K 12, bind off next 12 st, k 12

Top edging:

Round 1: "k1, p1" to end of round

Round 2: "p1, k1" to end of round.

Continue rounds 10 and 11 (seed stitch) for 8 rounds (4 sets of seed stitch rounds)

Bind off in pattern; weave in ends.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm definetly going to try this pattern out. It looks great.