Materials: Worsted weight yarn
Size 4 needles or size to give gauge: 4 1/2 sts. = 1", 7 rows = 1"
Inc. = increase (You are knitting 2 stitches in the same stitch.
Insert the right needle into the stitch to be increased, knit or purl as
usual, but don't remove the stitch from the left needle, reinsert the
right needle into the same stitch, knit or purl as usual, remove both new
stitches from the left needle - 1 stitch has been increased.
Dec. = decrease (You are knitting or purling 2 stitches together.
Insert the right needle through the loops of 2 stitches. Knit or purl as
usual, remove the stitch from the left needle - stitch has been
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
p2tog = purl 2 stitches together
sts = Stitches
Beginning at cuff, cast on 18 sts.
Row 1: *K2, p1,* repeat from * to * across row.
Row 2: *K1, p2,* repeat from * to * across row.
Row 3: Repeat row 1.
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Rows 5 - 8: Begin working in stockinette stitch on the 18 sts. Knit
across odd numbered rows, purl even rows.
Row 9: (Increase row) K6, inc.1, k4, inc.1, k6.
Row 10: Purl all 20 sts.
Row 11: (Inc. row) K6, inc.1, k6, inc.1, k6.
Row 12: Purl all 22 sts.
Row 13: K14, turn. (Leave the remaining 8 sts. on the left needle,
to be worked later.)
Row 14: Purl 6. (You will now work only on these 6 sts. for the
Row 15: Knit 6, turn.
Row 16: Purl 6.
Row 17: (Last row for thumb) K2tog., k2, k2tog.
Break off a piece of yarn approximately 8 inches long. Pull the
yarn through each of the 4 thumb stitches on the needle, sliding each
stitch off the needle so that the yarn is threaded through all the
stitches. Pull the yarn tightly and thread through a sewing needle. Secure
in place so that the stitches are tight and there isn't a hole where the
yarn has been drawn through the loops. Use the yarn to sew the thumb seam.
Reattach the yarn to the beginning of the 8 stitches that have been
kept on your left needle.
Complete the mitten- Continuation of row 13: Knit 8, turn.
Row 14: Purl across the 16 sts., pulling the stitches together as you
knit behind the thumb. (You want to try to avoid having a gap.)
Rows 15 - 18: Increase 1 at the beginning and end of row 15.
Continue working in stockinette stitch on the 18 sts. (Knit across odd
numbered rows, purl even rows.)
Row 19: (Decrease row) K2tog., k5, (k2tog.) twice, k5, k2tog.
Row 20:Purl 14.
Row 21: (Decrease row) K2tog., k3, (k2tog.) twice, k3, k2tog.
Row 22: (Decrease and last row) Purling, you will purl the first 2
stitches together, then begin purling and binding off all stitches until
you reach the last 2 stitches. Purl these 2 stitches together, and finish
binding off. (This will give your mitten a more rounded shape at the top.)
Finishing: Sew the side seam of the mitten. Make sure that there
are no gaps between the thumb and mitten - you may wish to add a few
stitches at the base of the thumb.
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