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Mittens For Children And Adults Knitting Pattern

Claudia Krisniski

easy knit mittens These mittens can be knit in multiple sizes. If you are knitting these for someone other than yourself, get a tracing of their hand and you can estimate better. For a child, subtract 6 sts; for a large hand add 6 sts and work the thumb gusset to 15 or 17 sts.

Materials:
Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep
85% wool/15% mohair
190 yards/100 grams
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) double pointed needles
Size 6 US (4.25 mm) double pointed needles
stitch markers
tapestry needle

Gauge:
20 sts=4 inches in St st on larger needles

Instructions
Cuff
With smaller needles, CO 32 sts. Join and mark beg of round.
Work k1, p1 ribbing for 3 inches.
Change to large needles.
*k8, m1; rep from * around - 36 sts
Next round: k1, place marker, k around.

Thumb Gusset
Round 1: m1, k to marker, m1, slip marker, knit around - 38 sts.
Round 2: k around

Rep Rounds 1 and 2 until there are 13 sts on the first needle before the marker- 48 sts. (The ending number of every increase round will be 2 sts greater than the previous round.)

Hand
Knit across 13 sts and slip them onto holder for thumb.
Knit around mitten back to where you put the sts on holders. Increase 1 st to keep knitting in the round. Put beginning of the round marker after the st - 36 sts.
Work in the round until the mitten is just longer than your pinky finger.

Top Decrease
Round 1: *k4, k2tog; rep from * - 30 sts
Round 2: k
Round 3: *k3, k2tog; rep from * - 24 sts
Round 4: k
Rep last two rounds, knitting one less st as you dec until 6 sts rem.

Cut yarn leaving a 12" tail. Thread tapestry needle with tail and run yarn through 6 rem sts twice and pull tight. Weave in end.

Thumb
Place 13 sts for thumb from holder back on needle
Pick up 3 sts above the thumb opening where you increased one st before beginning the hand - 16 sts.
Join.
Round 1: knit around and dec 2 sts by k2tog above two spots where sts seem loose at sides of the thumb - 14 sts.
Knit around evenly on these 14 sts until just longer than thumb nail.
k2tog around - 7 sts.
Close as for top of hand.

Claudia's on-line store, Countrywool, can be found at http://www.countrywool.com/.

Photo ©Sarah Bradberry and used with her permission.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.