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One Hour Mitts

Size: 7.5-8 in (19-20 cm) palm circumference

You need:
1 skein of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky (113 g), Col. 03;
1 circular needle, #10 (6 mm);
2 stitch markers
1 hour of your time (per mitten);

Gauge: 12 sts = 4 in (10 cm)


st(s) = stitch(es)
st st = stockinette stitch
k = knit
ssk = slip, slip, knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
m1 = make 1 stitch

Cast on 32 sts, close to round. Knit in st st, decreasing 2 sts on every 5th round like this: k to last 3 sts of the (4th) round, ssk, k1; on new round: k1, k2tog. Keep decreasing until there are 22 sts left. Knit another round of st st after last decrease round.
Next round: k16 (right mitten) / k6 (left mitten), place first marker, m1, k1, place second marker, m1, k to end of round. Work next 3 rounds in st st. On next round, k to first marker, slip marker, m1, k to second marker, m1, slip marker, k to end of round [2 sts increased]. Keep knitting in st st increasing 2 sts every 4th round until there are 30 sts. After completing last increase round, knit another 3 rounds in st st.
On next round, k to first marker, slip next 9 sts (thumb stitches) onto scrap yarn, k to end of round (remove the stitch markers). Keep knitting in st st for about 2 in (5 cm) and bind off loosely.
Place the thumb sts back on the needle, pick up another 3 sts above thumb opening. Knit 4 rounds in st st and bind off loosely. Weave in the ends - finished!

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Cal (SkyNorth on Ravelry) said...

How do you knit a mitt in only 1 hour?! Even with bulky yarn it takes me 8 hours to knit a pair!!

Anonymous said...

Hello, mostly everything makes sense and it's great! But what does "pick up an extra 3 above thumb opening" mean, once the you begin the thumb? Does that mean to add three, so that the thumb is made up of 12 stitches?

Thanks for a great pattern.

Edwina said...

I just made a pair! What a great pattern! Thx! Now my pinkies won't get cold on the computer!

Nokkie du toit said...

good day , how do i knit on a circular needle with so few stitches , or are the needles to long that i used

Tracy Vautour said...

What does 5h round mean?

Natalja said...

Hi Tracy, it's a typo meaning "5th round". Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I have corrected the mistake.


Natalja said...

Nokkie, you can use long circs with the Magic Loop method.


Anonymous said...

When increasing to 30 sts, do you slip the marker before or after the m1? Or does it matter?

Natalja said...

Good point! The m1 increases are done within the markers, i.e. slip the first marker, m1, knit to second marker, m1, slip marker.
I'm going to add this information in the pattern, thanks!

Mom said...

How do you make a stitch knit or purl twice on a stitch?

Natalja said...

I'm afraid I don't know what you mean?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful mittens, but could you please tell me how you pick up 3 stitches above the thumb opening. Thank you sincerely.

Anonymous said...

These look great, and I am in the process of making a pair now!

In the 5th row, after I k1, k2tog, do I finish the row with knitting, or do I also do a decrease at the end (as in the 4th row)?

Reading ahead to making the thumb, when you say "pick up another 3 sts above thumb opening," what do you mean?

Thanks for your help!


Cody Jernigan said...

After the last dec round (22 sts left), and one more rnd of st st, I'm confused by " k16 (right mitten)/knit6 (left mitten). I have no idea what this means. Are you referring to the top (right) of mitten and bottom (palm) of mitten and am I just over thinking the pattern, (I tend to do that) or are both right and left mitts to be made at the same time on one needle?
I appreciate your help.


Natalja said...

Cody, you knit 16 sts on the right mitten, and 6 sts on the left mitten - for mirrored placement of the thumb gussets.

Best wishes

Natalja said...

Amy, you decrease one stitch at the end of the 4th round and one stitch at the beginning of the 5th round (paired decreases). Then keep knitting in St st until next decrease round. (You could decrease at the beginning and at the end of the same round, but the decreases would be slightly offset.)

Regarding picking up the stitches: Instead of casting on new stitches for the thumb, you just pick up the stitches from the "body" of the mitten ("above" the thumb opening). This way, you don't have a gap, which you would need to sew close after you're done.

Best wishes

Audrey said...

Can you please clarify the M1. Is it M1L or M1R?
Also, are the 2 mittens made at the same time?

Natalja said...

Audrey, for best results, I would suggest using mirrored increases. I prefer M1L...M1R as it looks neater than M1R...M1L, but it's totally up to you. Check out this blog post, it shows the difference pretty well: https://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/10/03/m1/

I'm not sure what you mean by making the mittens at the same time - you mean on one circular needle? I made them separately, but I guess you could knit them at the same time as well, just like socks.

Best wishes