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EASY COZY MITTS  December 2009

Easy Cozy Mitts - Youth and Adult Sizes (children sizes in pattern below)

Materials: 1 skein Kitten Mohair, 135-150 m of DK (such as Smart Superwash), set of 4 DP 5mm needles

Sizes: Youth, Adult

NOTE: To increase - using your right needle, lift the strand of yarn lying horizontally between the stitches of the right and left hand needle, slip it onto the left needle and knit in the back of it.


Cast on 24, (27) stitches 8,8,8; (9,9,9)
Knit cuff 2 ½ inches
Increase to 27 (30) stitches 9,9,9;(10,10,10)
Knit one round.


Begin increase for thumb: On 1st needle: knit 2, inc 1 stitch every 4th round to 12 (13) stitches. When total length measurement is 5 (5 1/2) inches, put 7 stitches from first needle on a holder for thumb as follows:


Knit 2, put 7 stitches on holder, cast on 4, knit 3 (4) remaining. (9/10 stitches on needle again).

Next round increase 1 st on ea needle 30 (33) sts total now, and continue on these 30 (33) stitches until mitt measures 8.5 to 9" (9.5 to 10) inches.


Begin Decrease: *k1, k2tog* repeat from * for 1 round.
Knit 2 rounds even.
Knit 2 tog all round,
Knit 1 round, break yarn, thread yarn through remaining stitches & sew up.ß

Thumb:
Pick up 7 sts from holder. Pick up 7 sts from opening edge. Knit 1 round. Decrease 2 sts to 12 sts total, divide 4 sts ea on 3 needles & knit to 2". Next round k2tog all round. Knit 1 round. Break yarn, thread through sts & sew off.

 

Easy Cozy Mitts for Children

Size 1-2, (2-4, 4-6, 6-8)
Directions written for smallest size, other sizes in brackets)

5mm double point needles
1 skein Kitten mohair and one 50 gr skein of light worsted weight or dk yarn (approx 100 to 110 m) (mitts knit with both yarns held together)
Gauge 4sts per inch

NOTE: to increase: using your right needle, lift the strand of yarn lying horizontally between the stitches of the right and left hand needle, slip it onto the left needle and knit in the back of it.

Cast on 15 (18, 21, 24) stitches, divide on 3 needles,5,5,5, (6,6,6; 7,7,7; 8,8,8) work 1 to 2 inches in stocking stitch.(i.e. knitting every round)
(it is a good idea to put a yarn marker on the 1st needle to mark the beginning of the rounds.)
Increase for hand: 2 sts per needle to21, (24, 27, 30) st
Knit 2 more rounds

Begin thumb increases: on 1st needle k1 m1 knit to end of the round. Knit 1 more round. Repeat these 2 rounds until there are 11 (12, 14, 15) sts on the 1st needle. Next round, knit 1, put 6 (6,7,7) sts on holder for thumb, cast on 2 (2,2,2 ) sts and knit the remaining 4(5,6,7) sts. Continue on these 21,(24, 27, 30) sts for a total length of 2, 2 ¼, 2 ½, 3 inches from thumb opening.

Begin decreases for top of mitten: *k1 k2tog* repeat for 1 round. Knit 1 (1,2,2) rounds without decreasing, next round,*k2tog* all round. Break yarn, using a darning needle thread through remaining sts and sew in end on inside of mitt.

Thumb: Pick up the 6(6,7,7) sts from holder, and 3(3,3,4) more from opening edge, divide these 9(9, 10, 11)sts evenly over 3 needles and and knit for 1 ½ (1 ¾, 1 ¾ , 2 ) inches. Knit 2 tog all round and break yarn, thread through sts and sew in on wrong side, sew in tail from thumb sts picked up, closing any hole which may be there at the same time.

- Heather Tunnah