CO 44 on 3,25 mm dpn with white yarn. Knit 4 rounds. Move sts to 2 circular needles sized 3,5 mm. After 10 rounds…
… I got fed up with the magic loop since I want to do some colorwork and four yarns would’ve been too much of a hassle. So I switched back to dpn’s and increased the stitch count to 12 sts per needle (=48).
I knit one full set of the knitting pattern below (25 rows) and then knit the mitt with the colorful yarn
Increases (2 sts on 2nd needle) on rows 1,5,9 and 13 (=56 sts). Move 16 sts on scrap yarn for thumb on row 15 (also increase 2 sts by thumb-hole on hand-part making sts-count 42)
On row 40, decrease 2 = 40 sts. On row 46 start decreasing 4 sts per round: decreases on rows 46 & 47 (one row just knit), 49 & 50, 52 & 53 until 8 sts left.
Rows 48, 51 and 54 knit without decreases.
For the thumbs, picked up the 16 sts on hold +4. and knit one row.
Decreased the 4 sts and continued to knit 15 rounds with 16 sts. Decreased by knitting 2tog at the end of every needles until there were 4 sts left.
Mitten pattern from:
Argyle chart from:
- Very motivating pattern
- Very fast-knitting yarn
- These days I would never buy yarn that has so much plastic in it but I do have to say I enjoy the thickness, the slide, the color and and the look as well. This seems to work for stranded knitting: looks and feels great!
- Perfect fit!
I love these mitts: finally a pair that is long enough, interesting enough and snug enough :-)