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Darling Baby Scratch Mitts

Knitting
February 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Chart B Pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
55 - 80 yards (50 - 73 m)
0-6 months, 6-12 months

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.

Skills required

  • 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

Size information

  • 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

Yarn requirements

  • 0-6 months: about 56 yards
  • 6-12 months: about 80 yards

Other materials needed

  • stitch marker

  • (optional) two 44.5cm lengths of ribbon approximately 6mm wide