Before I get going , I decided to update and revamp the
whole mitten pattern that was on-site at About.com so that
it would be a lot easier to make an appropriate sized mitten
from handspun, which is never exactly the size you need. So,
there are 3 sizes in the pattern right now. I have been
teaching all day and so am seeing double with my numbers and
math...would some kind soul please read through the sizes
and make sure my math works so that new knitters don't get
discouraged over my inaccuracies??? Typos are my specialty,
by the way, so be kind when you correct me
Realize that your knitting gauge depends on your yarn
thickness and the needles used...if your yarn is VERY thick
and your gauge is TOO FEW STITCHES per inch, make the
smaller sized mitten, but knit to the lengths that you will
need for the hand you are covering, which maybe adult sized.
Conversely, if your gauge is TOO MANY STITCHES per inch,
make a larger sized mitten, but shorten it if you have to.
Countrywool's Easy Mittens for SPINFREE
Copyright 1999 Claudia Krisniski. All rights reserved. May
be used by any knitter for their own projects, and may be
freely copied for charity knitting purposes. Please contact
Claudia at Countrywool@berk.com and Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
permission to link to the pattern.
- 4 oz of handspun yarn measuring approximately
8-10 wraps per inch.
- Bamboo double pointed needles #6 or 7 or 8 (optional: Bamboo double pointed needles 2 sizes smaller
than above for cuff)
- darning needle
- 2 - 12" lengths scrap yarn
KEY: k = knit p = purl st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
Sizes: Small, medium, large
SUGGESTED GAUGE: 4.5 sts=1"
- With (smaller) needles, cast on 26 (32,38)sts. Join. Work
round in *k1,p1* ribbing for 3".
- Next round...(with larger needles).*k 6(8,9) make 1 st*
around ending k 2 (0,2): 30 (36,42) sts.
- Next round: k1, place marker, k around.
- Round 1: make 1 st, k to marker, make 1 stitch, slip
around: 32(38,44) sts.
- Round 2: k around
- Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until there are 11(13, 15) sts on the
before the marker. (The ending number of every increase
will be 2 sts greater than the previous round.) 40(48, 56)
- Knit across 11 (13, 15) sts. Thread darning needle with one
scrap yarn, and run through these sts dropping them off the
(Tie ends of scrap yarn together to anchor stitches)...knit
mitten back to where you put the sts on scrap
yarn...increase 1 st to
keep knitting in the round. Put your beginning of the round
after the st...30 (36,42) sts. .
- Work in the round until the mitten clears your pinky finger
3 (3.5, 4)" above thumb opening.
- Top Decrease
- Round 1: *k 4, k 2 together* repeat around: 25 (30, 35) sts
- Round 2: k
- Round 3: *k 3, k2 tog* repeat around: 20 ( 24, 28) sts
- Round 4: k
- Round 5 and the rest...proceed as above, decreasing every
round until you have 6 sts left
- Cut yarn leaving a 12" tail...with darning needle, run yarn
through 5(6,7) remaining sts twice and pull tight. Weave in
- Pick up all sts on thumb holders...dig into the
mitten fabric above thumb opening and pick up 3 sts over
where you cast on the one st before starting the
hand...Join... 14 (16,18) sts.
- Round1: knit around and decrease 2 sts by k2tog above two spots where sts seem loose at "sides" of the thumb: 14 sts.
- Knit around evenly on these sts until work clears thumb
- *k2 tog* repeating around until 6 sts remain.
- Close as for top of mitten.
This material ©1999 Claudia Krisniski
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