Morristown Mitts by Cathy Thompson

Morristown Mitts

Knitting
December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
in 2x2 Ribbing
US 4 - 3.5 mm
135 - 150 yards (123 - 137 m)
One Size Fits Most
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I found a lovely skein of Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted in my LYS’ sales bin and wanted to make a simple pair of ribbed mitts. I looked through the pattern database and didn’t find any patterns to my liking, so I created this pattern. The pattern is a quick knit and good for last minute gifts.
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The mitts are knit in a simple 2x2 ribbing (including the thumb) so they have a great deal of stretch and will fit most hands.
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You will need one skein of DK or light worsted weight yarn for these mitts. Look for a wool yarn with about 220 to 260 yards per 100 grams. Small differences in gauge will not substantially affect the fit of these mitts.
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In addition to yarn, you will need knitting needles to knit in the round. I used 2 circulars for these mitts, but the pattern does not depend on this and you may choose the circular method of your choice. You will also need markers and a tapestry needle.
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Techniques Used
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<li>2x2 rib
<li>knitting in the round
<li>M1R, M1L and M1P
<li>picking up stitches
<li>German twisted cast on
<li>Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off

Helpful References

  • German twisted cast on

  • M1P (Purl side M1's)

  • Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off