Thursday, December 11, 2008
Fancy thumbless baby mittens
Baby Mittens, Infants to 6 Months and 1 Year Old
Printer-friendly versionThis free pattern originally published by Nomis Yarn Company, Volume 21, in 1948.
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MITTENS INFANTS T0 6 MONTHS AND 1 YEAR OLD
YARN: 2-ounces of Knitting Worsted or 2 ounces of Germantown.
NEEDLES: 1-pr. #3 Single Pointed.
RIGHT MITTEN: Starting at the cuff, cast on 32 sts and work in the following pattern for the cuff.
1st row-K 1, p 2, * k 3, p 2, k 1, p 2, repeat from * twice more; k 3, p 2.
2nd row-K 2, p 3, * k 2, p 1, k 2, p 3, repeat from * twice more; k 2, p 1.
3rd row-K 1, p 2, * knit the 3rd knit st from the front of the needle and do not slip off the needle; k the first skipped st and slip off the needle; knit the 2nd skipped stitch and slip off the needle and slip the 3rd stitch off the needle (cable); p 2, k 1, p 2, repeat from * twice more, end with cable, p 2.
4th row-Repeat row 2. Repeat these 4 rows for the pattern until you have 4 cable twists; ending with row 3.
NEXT ROW-Purl across the row, decreasing 3 sts evenly spaced apart.
BEADING ROW: K 1 st, * yarn over, k 2 sts together, repeat from * across the row. Now work in stockinette stitch (p 1 row, k 1 row) until the piece measures 2 ¼ inches from the beading row; ending * with a purl row.
1st dec: * K 3 sts; k 2 sts together, repeat from * across the row ending with k 4. Purl across the next row.
2nd dec: * K 2 sts; k 2 sts together, repeat from * across the row. Purl back across the next row. Bind off all sts. Break the yarn leaving 10 inches. Fold the mitten in two. Sew across the tip and along the side of the mitten.
LEFT MITTEN: 1st row-P 2, * k 3, p 2, k 1, p 2, repeat from * twice more; end with k 3, p 2, k 1.
2nd row-P 1, k 2, * p 3, k 2, p 1, k 2, repeat from * twice more; end with p 3, k 2.
3rd row-As row 1 but cable on the 3 knit sts.
4th row-Repeat row 2.
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