As I was walking Sophie and the evenings draw in I once again realise that I NEED something to warm my hands. Something that will allow me to clean up after my pooch is the responsible option so I decided I need a pair of gloves with removable finger covers.
I was playing around with the bottom of sock when I realised the glorious pattern my yarn was making. Perfect for my new glove project, also the slipped stitches added some extra warmth!
So it was then that I decided to share these mittens with a larger world as a group KAL. So we can all knit along together! De-stressing after the run up to holidays, during covid infused 2020, is a definate must.
I‘ve written the pattern as a recipe style to allow others to adjust for the perfect fit. This also allows you to follow along with your choice of DK or fingering or sport weight yarn. With the exception of casting on stitch count all other instructions work for both yarn weights due to the recipe style instructions.
You will need to take the following measurements, if you are making for someone else. If for yourself you get the added bonus of being able to try the mitten on as you go, however please take note of where on your hand we are aiming for in length. Check out the image below for the details.
I'm sharing all the video links, more will be added as they are released, to tutorials which may help you out with this knit.
There is also a shopping list, if you don't have a stash to dive into to search out the perfect yarns, buttons and needles
You Will Need
4 ply yarn or dk 100g of either will be plenty
2mm (4ply) or 4mm (dk) DPNs or circular needles
2 small buttons
wool needles to weave in the ends and sew on buttons.
We jump into the main knitting in part 2 so make sure you have all your measurement and materials ready to go.
Sl slip stitch purl wise
K2tog knit 2 together
Co cast on
Bo bind off
Using a long tail cast on 61 stitches or 37 for DK yarn. Join in the round by knitting two stitches together, the last and the first.
Split the stitches evenly over 2 needles. Work an inch and a half of ribbing using (k2, p) around.
Pro Tip: Test the size fits your wrist by trying on after a couple of rounds. If you need to increase or decrease make sure it’s by sets of 6 stitches to keep everything even.
Next we move onto the main slip stitch pattern which should be worked the same throughout in part 2.
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As we all work through the Christmas Eve Fitted Mitten KAL 2020 I ask that you use our hashtag to share and make a great gallery of what you are working on. #ChristmasEveFittedMittenKAL2020 #getcraftywithbabs