Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Basic Pattern for Two Needle Child's Mittens

Worsted weight yarn and Size 4 straight needles.

Cast on 34 sts.
Ribbing K2, P2, across or use seed stitch. Continue for 20 rows. Increase to 38 sts, by adding 4sts, evenly spaced.

Work st st for 6 rows.

Place marker between middle two stitches. (18 & 19th st) add two stitches, place another marker, Work in st st increasing 2 sts every other Row between marks untilyou have 14 stitches. Put these 14 on a holder for working thumb later.

Continue working st st adding 2 stitch under thumb once.
Work in st st until total lengthen mitten is 8.5 inches or up to top of pinky finger.

Decrease as follows:
Row 1: *K 2 tog, knit 8*, rep * across.
Row 2 and all-even rows. Purl across even.
Row 3: *K 2 tog, knit 7*, rep * across.
Row 5: *K2 tog, knit 6*, rep * across.
Row 7: *K2 tog, knit 5*, rep * across.
Row 9: *K2 tog, knit 4*, rep * across.
Row 11: * K2 tog, knit 3*, rep * across.
Row 13: Knit 2 together across.

Weave yarn through stitches leaving a tail for sewing side seam later.

Pick up the 14 stitch plus cast on 2.
Work the 16 stitches for 8 rows in st st.
Next Row: knit 2 tog across.
Weave yarn through stitches and leave tail for sewing thumb seam.