Easy Cozy Mitts for Children
Size: Ages 1-2, (2-4, 4-6, 6-8)
Directions written for smallest size, other sizes in brackets( )
5mm double point needles
60 - 125 m of Bulky yarn. (such as Estelle Chunky, Seasons or Fritidsgarn)
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.
Original pattern from Have a Yarn, Mahone Bay NS B0J 2E0 902-624-0569 firstname.lastname@example.org www.haveayarn.ca
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