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