About the Pattern: Let the swatch became the design! Worked sideways, these mitts use only knit and purl to create a warm and easy-to-make set.
- 5mm Knitting Needles
- Tapestry Needle
- 50g Libby Summers’ Fine Aran in 660 Larama
- 1g of Libby Summers’ Fine Aran in 890 Kulli for 2 pom poms
18 sts and 24 rows in stocking stitch to 10 cm/4in using 5mm needles (or size needed to achieve tension)
CO - Cast On
K - Knit
WS - Wrong Side
Pattern (Make 2):
Cast on 30 sts, leaving a 30cm/12in tail.
Row 1-3: Knit.
Row 4(WS): K8, p18, k4.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: K8, p18, k4.
Work rows 5 & 6 a total of 21 times.
Row 47-48: Knit.
Cast off all stitches. Break yarn, leaving a 30cm/12in tail.
Fold mitts in half width-wise with right sides together. Using tail, sew up the seam 5cm/2in down from top cuff. Break yarn, weave in ends. Sew up 6 cm/ 2.5in from the bottom cuff. Break yarn, weave in ends.
Tips and Tricks:
You may want to place stitch markers to mark off the purl section you need to do on the even rows 6 - 46. Want to know all about stitch markers? Lion Brand has a great post here.
Confused about pattern reading? Think of it like a code.
- Where the row instruction says "Knit" that means knit all of the stitches all the way across.
- As this pattern is written for rows, you will turn your knitting at the end of each row.
- Where the instruction says K8, p18, k4 - this means you knit 8 stitches, then purl 18 stitches, then knit 4 stitches
We won't be going into Finishing and Sewing up on this course (we will be covering casting off though!). Knitty.com has a thorough tutorial on sewing in your ends. A basic whip stitch will be fine for sewing up your mitts, but if you want a more invisible seam, Knitty also has a great tutorial on invisible seams.