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8.15.2005

A pair of mittens & a pattern

The mittens are complete (at long last)! I like them a lot and I am actually (kind of) starting to look forward to a time when the weather will require that I wear them.

Please keep in mind that these were made to fit my hand, so it may require some tweaking. They are roomy on me ... I probably could have gotten away with casting on a few less stitches.


Materials:
2 balls of Landscapes yarn
Size US 15 needles
Size US 10.5 needles
Stitch holder

Instructions:

  • Row 1: CO 25 st (on US 15 needles)
  • Row 2 - 7: K1, p1 ribbing
  • Row 8 - 14: Stockinette st
  • Row 15: K10, K f&b (5x), K10 (30 st)
  • Row 16: P
  • Row 17: K12, K f&b (5x), K13 (35 st)
  • Row 18: P12, place 10 st on holder, P13
  • Row 19: K (25 st)
  • Row 20 - 32: Stockinette st
  • Row 33: K2, ssk, K2, ssk, K2, ssk, K1, ssk, K2, ssk, K2, ssk, K2 (19st)
  • Row 34: P
  • Row 35: K2, ssk, K2, ssk, K3, ssk, K2, ssk, K2 (15 st)
  • Row 36: P
  • Row 37: ssk (3x), K3, ssk (3x) (9 st)
  • Row 38: P (on US 10.5 needles)
  • Row 39: k2tog (2x), K1, k2tog (2x) (5 st)
  • Row 40: use needle to pull yarn thru stitches ( pull tight)
  • Seam from top to bottom

And the thumb ...

  • Put 10 st from holder on US 15 needle
  • Thumb 1: P
  • Thumb 2: K
  • Thumb 3: P
  • Thumb 4: K (on US 10.5 needles)
  • Thumb 5: P
  • Thumb 6: K2, k2tog, K2, k2tog, K2 (8 st)
  • Thumb 7: P
  • Thumb 8: k2tog (4 x) (4 st)
  • Thumb 9: use needle to pull yarn thru stitches ( pull tight)
  • Seam from top to bottom

3 Comments:

Blogger Miss Julie said...

Charming mittens! They look great in that yarn. How did you like working with the Landscapes yarn?

August 16, 2005 12:57 AM

 
Blogger kristinknits said...

To be honest, I wasn't crazy about the Landscapes. I think I hold my yarn really tight, so sometimes I would look down and the yarn was seperating. But, for Lion Brand yarn I thought it was pretty.

It looks good in stockinette ... but I like it as well in knit stitch. I originally wanted to use it for a scarf, but it rolled into a tube, so I went with the mitten idea. : )

August 16, 2005 8:38 AM

 
Blogger Mayarn said...

Look at you--first knitting, now writing a PATTERN?! Way to go, girl! I like landscapes for the most part - it makes excelent mittens. :-)

August 16, 2005 11:07 AM

 

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