Darling Baby Scratch Mitts
One day, for fun, I decided to combine lace, ruffles, a texture pattern and bobbles all in a single pattern…and it worked! The result is an adorable little set which will keep a baby’s extremities warm, while looking making them look absolutely darling at the same time. You can make a matching bonnet and booties in addition to these scratch mitts.
NOTE: The instructions for these mittens in the self-published booklet produce a shorter mitten than the instructions originally published in Knit Now. (I revised the pattern slightly for the booklet because I felt the original directions I gave made mittens that would be too long.) However, the booklet contains instructions on how to lengthen or shorten the mittens to taste.
- knitting and purling
- working small circumferences in the round (i.e. DPNs, magic loop, or 2-circular methods)
- increasing and decreasing
- chart reading
- (optional; just makes the bobbles easier) knitting backwards
- 0-6 months: finished wrist circumference 7cm (unstretched), hand circumference 33cm, total height 11cm
- 6-12 months: finished wrist circumference 9.5cm (unstretched), hand circumference 33cm, total height 14cm
- 0-6 months: about 56 yards
- 6-12 months: about 80 yards
Other materials needed
(optional) two 44.5cm lengths of ribbon approximately 6mm wide