|Knitted adult mittens - small size|
Few days ago I decided to knit mittens, which are based on my fingerless gloves. They are very simple and basic (and plentiful long). Actually, I consider them "an introduction into knitting mittens". After you master the basics, you can venture onto more complex mittens with cables or fair isle motifs.
These mittens are small - perfect for small adult or youth hands.
Enjoy and share with your friends and family. Spread the love for knitting and crocheting.
And if you live in a cold area, stay warm.
Adjustments for bigger sizes:
If you would like to knit these for a medium sized hands - CO 2 to 4 stitches more, which will reflect in the number of stitches for the palm. Knit 2-4 rows more before decreasing for BO. The thumb increase stay same. But you may knit 1-4 rows more for longer a thumb, before you decrease and BO.
If you would like to knit these for a large sized hands (depending on the size of large hands) - CO 5 to 8 stitches more, which will reflect in the number of stitches for the palm. Knit 4-8 rows more before decreasing for BO. The thumb increase - add 1-2 extra increases, which will bring you to 15-17 sts for the thumb (before you place it on a thick yarn). Then knit 4-8 rows more for a longer thumb, before you decrease and BO.
Righties - CLICK HERE for detailed video how to knit these mittens.
Lefties should CLICK HERE for the "leftie video". Also I have created a "Google+ Page 4 LEFTIES" - just in case you would like to follow - I add leftie videos there.
1 skein Lion Brand, Fisherman's Wool; 8 oz (227 g); 465 yds (425 m); (you'll have enough left for hats, socks etc.)
Double pointed knitting needles - size US #7 (4.5 mm)
about 5" of a very bulky yarn - #6 weight
Hook - size E (3.5mm)
4"x4" = 18 sts x 24 rows (stockinette stitch with 4.5mm needles)
Adult - size small (with long wrist ribbing)
Entire length is 11"
Palm Circumference is 6.5"
Thumb is 2" (measured along the short side)
CO - cast on
st(s) - stitch, (stitches)
K - knit
P - purl
m1R - make one right - pick yarn between 2 sts by inserting a needle from back and make a regular knit stitch
m1L - make one left - pick yarn between 2 sts by inserting a needle from front and make a knit stitch through the back loop
BO - bind off
Wrist and Palm
CO 34 sts
Row 1 *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *, then without twisting connect into a circle
Rnd 2-25 *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to * (Note: if you do not want your mittens long, do not knit as many rows - you can knit between 15-25 rows of your ribbing)
Rnd 26-35 K34 (Note: you can knit somewhere between 5-10 rows in this part)
Note: the blue bold lettering below represents increasing for the thumb
Rnd 36 m1R, K3, m1L, K31
Rnd 37 K36
Rnd 38 m1R, K5, m1L, K31
Rnd 39 K38
Rnd 40 m1R, K7, m1L, K31
Rnd 41 K40
Rnd 42 m1R, K9, m1L, K31
Rnd 43 K42
Rnd 44 m1R, K11, m1L, K31
Rnd 45 K44
Transfer all 13 thumb sts onto a very bulky yarn (#6). Add a stitch by drawing a hook through a stitch below your last knitted stitch, and then by drawing a hook through a stitch below first stitch and only then pull yarn through both stitches with your hook. You made an extra stitch. Place it onto your DPN. You should have 32 sts on all three needles (or on your circulars).
Rnd 46-67 K32
Rnd 68 *[k2tog]* - repeat from * to * (total 16 sts)
Rnd 69-71 K16
Rnd 72 *[k2tog]* - repeat from * to * (total 8 sts)
Rnd 73 K8
BO by pulling yarn through remaining sts
Transfer all 13 sts from bulky yarn onto 3 DPNs. CO along the short palm edge 3 extra sts. You will have total 16 sts for your thumb.
Rnd 1- 12 K16
Rnd 13 *[k2tog]* - repeat from * to * (total 8 sts)
Rnd 14 K8
BO by pulling yarn through remaining sts, and then weave in all ends/tails
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