by Joan Hamer
originally published in Pine Meadow Knitting News
One skein worsted weight yarn and one skein of sport weight yarn. The strands are used together as one strand.This mitt is a good scrap user-upper. Use one color of the heavier yarn and vary the sport colors or vice versa. I used two strands of Wool-Ease and they were fine.
Size 8 double pointed needles
4 sts = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
Fits teenager or small adult
Cast on 24 sts and divide onto 3 double pointed needles ( 8-8-8)
Knit 1, purl 1 for 20 rounds. On the 20th round, increase 4 sts evenly spaced. (28 sts total)
Knit 11 rounds even.
Next Rnd: K1, k5 and place these 5 sts on stitch holder or scrap yarn. Knit around.
Next Rnd: K1, cast on 5 sts. Knit around.
Knit 22 rounds.
Decrease for Top:
K2, k2tog around.
Knit 2 rounds
K1, k2tog around
Knit 2 rounds
Cut yarn leaving a 10-12� length and draw through remaining sts. Tighten and weave in end on wrong side.
Place the 5 sts from holder onto dpn. Pick up and knit 5 sts on opposite side plus 1 st each at corners. (12 sts total)
Knit 14 rounds.
K2tog around. Finish as for body of mitten.
For larger mitts, use #10 dpn�s for a gauge of 3.5 sts = 1 inch and increase the number of rnds between Rib & Thumb to 13 rnds. You may need to also increase the length of the mitten between thumb and top of mitten.
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