Instructions are written for ages 2-4. Larger sizes (6-8, 10-12) are written in brackets ( ).
Materials: Worsted weight yarn 80 (100, 120) m Yarn needle
3.5 mm needles Stitch holder or piece of waste yarn
Terms used in this pattern:
K - knit, P - purl, k2tog - knit 2 stitches together to decrease one stitch, st(s) - stitch(es)
M1 - make one stitch: insert right needle under strand between last st knitted and first st on left needle. Slip this over left needle by putting the left needle in front of the strand picked up and poking it through. Now knit into the back of this new stitch.
Make 2 mittens the same:
Cast on: 30 (34, 40) stitches and join in the round.
Wrist: Work even in rounds of K1, P1 ribbing for 2 (2.5, 3) inches.
Make thumb gusset:
1st round: K1, P1, K3, P1. K to end of round.
2nd and 3rd rnd: Repeat 1st rnd.
4th rnd; K1, P1, (K1, M1) twice, K1, P1. K to end of round.
** 5th and 6th rnds: K, purling the sts that were purled the previous rnd.
7th rnd: K1, P1, K1, M1. K to 1 st before the purled st. M1, K1, P1. K to end of rnd.**
Repeat from ** to ** until there are 9 (11,13) sts between the 2 purled sts.
Repeat 5th and 6th rnds once.
Next rnd: K2. Slip next 9 (11, 13) sts onto a thread or stitch holder and leave for thumb. Cast on 3 st, K to end of rnd. (30,34,40) sts remain.
Hand: K even until work from top of ribbing measures 3.5 (4.25, 5 ) inches.
1st rnd: *K2tog, K13 (15, 8) sts. Rep from * to end of rnd. 28 (32, 36) sts in rnd.
2nd rnd: K even
3rd rnd; *K2tog, K5 (6,7) sts. Rep from * to end of rnd.
4th rnd: K even
5th rnd: *K2tog, K4 (5, 6) sts. Rep from * to end of rnd.
Continue decreasing in the manner of 2 - 5th rnd (i.e.: there is 1 st less between decreases every alternate rnd) until there are 12 sts in rnd.
Next rnd: (K2tog) 6 times. Break yarn. Thread end through remaining sts. Draw up tightly and sew securely on wrong side.
Place 9 (11,13) sts left for thumb on needles and K. Pick up and knit 3 st at the base of thumb.
K even in rnds for 1.25 (1.5, 2) inches
Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * to end of rnd. Break yarn. Thread end through remaining sts. Draw up tightly and sew securely on wrong side.
Optional attached cord: Using 2 strands of yarn, crochet a chain 2.5 times the length of one arm. Sew a mitt to each end of cord.
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