Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Teeny Mittens

Wee Mitten

The wee mittens were based on Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns (and it is, indeed, handy), tweaked to get the right proportions:

I used sock yarn for most of them, sport weight will make a somewhat larger mitten and #2 double point needles:
Cast on 22 stitches and divide onto 3 or 4 needles
Knit 7 rounds of K1 P1 ribbing
Change to stockinette and increase 1 stitch at the end of round (23)
Shape thumb gusset:
Knit 11 stitches, place marker, M1, k1, M1, place marker, knit to end (25).
Increase 2 stitches every 3rd round two more times for 7 gusset stitches.
On the next round, place gusset stitches on a length of yarn, cast on one stitch with backward loop and knit to end of round (23 stitches).
Knit 3 rounds.
On next round, decrease 3 stitches evenly. (20 stitches)

Shape top:
Round 1: K3, K2tog
Round 2: Knit

Decrease 4 stitches, working one less knit stitch between decrease in this manner until 12 stitches remain.
Decrease ever round until 8 stitches remain. Thread tail through remaining stitch and pull tight.

Place held stitches on needles, pick up one stitch over gap (10)
Work 3 rounds
Decrease round 1: (k2tog, k1) 2x, k2tog, k2
Decrease round 2: (k2tog) 2x, k1

Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull tight. Use tails to close up any gaps with weaving in.

I connected the pairs using a crochet chain. Easy peasy and very cute.


Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern. I'm thinking that in fancy-dancy yarn, you could make Christmas ornaments.

bspinner said...

CUTE! Thanks for sharing the pattern.