Thursday, December 11, 2008
Easy Thumbless Mittens
By Lorri Ann R.
After I finished dying my recycled yarn with Kool Aid, I knit up some thumbless mittens for my 8 month old. There is nothing as frustrating as trying to fit a baby thumb into a mitten so I have skipped the thumb. I have written out the directions so that everyone can knit mittens for the babies in their lives.
Fits approximately 6 to 18 months.
50g worsted weight yarn (I used recycled yarn (11wpi) from a white thrift store sweater that I dyed with Berry Blue Kool Aid.)
Four size 3 double pointed needles (or size needed for gauge)
20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Cast on 28 stitches loosely.
Arrange stitches evenly over 3 double pointed needles. Join into a circle being careful not to twist your work. Place marker at the beginning of the row.
Ribbing: *K2, P2*, 7 times.
Repeat ribbing row until ribbing measures 1 ½ inches.
Increase row: K next row across increasing 4 stitches evenly around. (32 stitches)
Stockinette stitch: Continue to K around until the stockinette stitch portion of the mitten measures 2 inches.
Next row: *K6, K2tog*, 4 times. (28 stitches)
Stockinette stitch: Continue to K around until the stockinette stitch portion of the mitten measures 3 inches.
Decrease as follows:
Row 1: *K5, K2tog*, 4 times. (24 stitches)
Row 2: K around.
Row 3: *K4, K2tog*, 4 times.
Row 4: K around.
Row 5: *K3, K2tog*, 4 times.
Row 6: *K2, K2tog*, 4 times.
Row 7: *K, K2tog*, 4 times.
Row 8: K2tog 4 times. (4 stitches)
Finishing: Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail. Thread yarn onto tapestry needle and sew through remaining 4 stitches 2 times. Tack tail on inside of mitten. Weave in ends.
K - knit
P - purl
K2tog - knit 2 together
Dec - decrease
Inc - increase
Wpi - wraps per inch
This pattern is for your personal use only. Please do not copy it, post it, or sell items made using pattern.