|happy mitten making!|
No, not that sort of plaid. Rowan Plaid. In need of a bulky mitten pattern.
(Got another gauged yarn? Get Ann Budd's pattern book for great basic mittens!)
- one ball Rowan Plaid or other bulky yarn in same gauge
- one set double-pointed needles, size US 10 1/2 or size required to get gauge
- tapestry needle for weaving in ends
approx. 3 st./in.
10" long, 4 1/2" wide
Cast on 32 stitches onto 4 double-pointed needles (8 stitches on each needle). Join to work in the round. Begin knitting in 2x2 rib. Continue 2x2 rib for 2 inches.
On next row, begin stockinette stitch, decreasing as follows: K2tog, K to end of needle, on next needle K to last 2 stitches, SSK, on third needle, K2tog, K to end of needle, on final needle, K to last 2 stitches, SSK. (28 stitches)
Increase for thumb gusset. Next row: K14, M1R, place marker, K1, M1L, K to end of round. Increase one stitch before and after marked stitch every 3rd row, 4 more times. (38 stitches)
Next row: K14, place next 10 stitches on scrap piece of yarn. Cast on one new stitch over gap (using backward loop method) and continue to knit to end of round. (29 active stitches) Continue knitting hand portion of mitten until it reaches tip of pinky.
Next row: K2tog, K to end of round. (28 stitches - 7 on each needle)
Begin decreases: *K to last 2 stitches on needle, K2tog*, repeat for each needle. (24 stitches)
Knit one round without decreases. Repeat decrease round. (20 stitches) Knit one more round without decreases. Repeat decrease round again. (16 stitches) Repeat decrease round twice more. (8 stitches) Pull yarn through remaining stitches, pull to close top of mitten.
Move first two stitches of thumb gusset from scrap yarn onto first needle. Place next 4 on second needle and final 4 on third needle. With fourth needle pick up two stitches over gap and knit the two stitches from needle one. Continue to knit around (12 stitches on 3 needles) until only tip of thumb sticks out of thumbhole.
Begin decreases: *K2tog, K to end of needle*, repeat for each needle. (9 stitches)
Knit one round without decreases. Repeat decrease round. (6 stitches) Pull yarn through remaining stitches, pull to close top of thumb.
Weave in ends and enjoy your warm "plaid" mittens!
You want flip-top mittens?? See Megan's alterations to this pattern!
You know what would go great with these mittens? A Plaid neckwarmer. One ball should do. Cast on 60 stitches instead of 85 and follow pattern as written.
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