Now you have the main ribbing down we can move onto the body pattern. This is fundamental to the delicate pattern of the texture for these gloves. You will be alternating knit slip with slip knit to create little boxes of texture. The instructions are the same for both DK and 4 ply yarns, although the stitch counts to increase or decrease are stated, keep on mind the stitch counts shown are for the 4 ply only.
Pro Tip: Make a note of which stitch you will begin the next round with either K or Sl... It, really helps!
You will also be measuring against your hand to create a fit that's perfect for you. So lets get started.
Basic Body Slip Stitch Pattern
Rnd 1: (K1, sl1) to the end
Rnd 2: K to end
Rnd 3: (Sl1, k1) to the end
Rnd 4: K to end
Sl Slip stitch purl wise
K2tog Knit 2 together
Co Cast on
Bo Bind off
Pattern Instructions - Part 2
We will be increasing the first round only, then moving onto the basic body slip stitch pattern. Instructions are to be repeated across both front and back needles unless otherwise specified.
Inc rnd 1: (K1, inc, k to last stitch on needle, inc, k1) repeat on 2nd needle (64sts)
Work in main body pattern until work measures 2cm / 3/4" from ribbing, ending with a rnd 3.
For the individual hand shaping there are differences in the front and back needles which are shown below. Do not repeat instructions across both needles or you will end up with a very odd shape to your mitten!
Increase Left Thumb
Front Needle Back Needle
IncLRnd 1, 3, 5, 7: K to last st, inc , k K1, inc, k to end
IncLRnd 2, 6: (K1, sl) to end (Sl, k1) to end
IncLRnd 4, 8: (Sl, k1) to end (Sl, k1) to end
Tjhese 8 rounds will increase a total of 8 stitches for the left thumb shaping. (72sts)
Increase Right Thumb
Front Needle Back Needle
IncRRnd 1, 3, 5, 7: K1, inc, K to end K to last, inc, k1
IncRRnd 2, 6: (Sl, k1) to end (K1, sl) to end
IncRRnd 4, 8: (Sl, k1) to end (Sl, k1) to end
These 8 rounds will have increased by 8 sts total for the right thumb shaping. (72sts)
Continue in body pattern until the mitten reaches the thumb knuckle joint, ending on a rnd 4.
We will work the thumb and complete the first portion of the mitts in Part 3.
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