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Two Needle Mittens Knitting Pattern

Carole Don

Two Needle Mittens Knitting Pattern
Knit by Carole Schmidt

The slip stitch pattern makes these mittens warmer than stockinette, without the need to knit a very dense fabric. They fit most women.

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
Size 7 US (4.5 mm) straight needles
Size 5 US (3.75 mm) straight needles
tapestry needle

Gauge:
20 sts = 4 inches in slip stitch pattern with larger needles

Instructions
Cuff
With larger needles, CO 28 sts.
Row 1: Sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from *, end k1
Rep this row until cuff is about l½" long.
Change to smaller needles and rep this row 1" more.

Hand
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k across.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: Change back to larger needles and P.
Row 5: (Sl 1, k1) 5 times, p1, knit into front and back of next st twice, p1, (sl 1, k1) 7 times - 30 sts. This is the beginning of the thumb gusset.
Row 6: P14, k1, p4, k1, p10.
Row 7: (Sl 1, k1) 5 times, p1, knit into front and back of next st, sl 1, k1, knit into front and back of next st, p1, (sl 1, k1) 7 times - 32 sts.
Row 8: P14, k1, p6, k1, p10.
Rep these last 2 rows twice more, keeping to sl 1, k1 pattern - 36 sts.

Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Follow S1, K1 pattern to and including first p st. Work in pattern across next 8 sts of thumb. Turn. CO 1 st and p across - 9 sts. Turn. CO 1 st - 10 sts.
Work in pattern on these 10 sts to 2 rows less than required thumb length.
K2tog across row.
P2tog on next row.

Cut yarn leaving a tail long enough to run through last sts on needle and sew up seam in thumb. Join yarn by weaving through a few sts on back of mitten so the working end of yarn is next to the thumb section on the right hand side of the mitten.

Pick up 4 sts on the base of the thumb, then continue in pattern across the row.
Next Row: P across to the first 2 of the 4 picked up sts, k2tog twice, continue across row. You should now be back to 28 sts.
Continue in pattern until slightly shorter than middle finger.

Decrease (RS): Sl 1, sl 1, k1, psso, (sl 1, k1) 8 times, k2tog, k1, sl 1, sl 1, k1, psso, (sl 1, k1) 8 times, k2tog, k1 - 24 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Decrease: Sl 1, sl 1, k1, psso, (sl 1, k1) 6 times, k2tog, k1, sl 1, sl 1, k1, psso, (sl 1, k1) 6 times, k2tog, k1 - 20 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Decrease: Sl 1, sl 1, k1, psso, (sl 1, k1) 4 times, k2tog, k1, sl 1, sl 1, k1, psso, (sl 1, k1) 4 times, k2tog, k1 - 16 sts.

BO. Seam. Weave in ends on WS.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.