Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fast baby mittens

Fast Baby Mittens
This is a great little pattern when you need to make a baby gift FAST! You’ll need a 50g skein of any sport- or DK-weight yarn and a set of US size 2 double-pointed needles.

Cast on 24 stitches. K2. P2 rib for 8 rows.

Change to Stockinette stitch and knit 24 rows.

Decrease for top as follows:

Row 1: K2, K2tog around.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: K1, K2tog around.

Row 4: K2tog around.

Break yarn and pass the end throught the remaining sts. Sew in ends. I highly recommend making some kind of cord to attach the two mittens. Either use a crochet chain or braid the yarn. I used to give these mittens away unattached until my mother found out and set me straight! ;-)

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
CO - Cast on

K - Knit

P - Purl

St st - Stockinette stitch

st/sts - stitch/stitches

tog - together (as in “K2tog”—knit two stitches together)

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