Saturday, 1 February 2014

Marc's 2 Needle Mittens


Medium Size
MATERIALS:
Knitting Needles - 1 pair each - Sizes 3 and 4
2 Holding Needles
Crochet Hook
Sewing Needle
Any Double Knit Yarn - Any Colour
GAUGE: 10x10cm

Left Mitten
Cuff: With size 3 needles cast on 49 sts.
Row 1: wrong side: * k3, p1; repeat from * to end, k1.
Row 2: p1 *k1, p3; repeat from * to end. Repeat these 2 rows for 1 ½ inch.,
End on right side.
Dec. row: k3, p1, *k2 tog., k1, p1; repeat from * to end, k1 - 38 sts.
Hand:
With size 4 needles:
Row 1: p1, *k1, p2; repeat from * to end, k1, p3.
Row 2: k3, *p1, k2; repeat from * to end, p1, k1.
Continue pattern as in last 2 rows until whole piece measures 4 ½ inch.,
End on wrong side.
Thumb:
With size 4 needles: Work 19 sts, cast on 6 sts on right hand needle, turn. Put the remaining left hand sts on holder.
Row 1: *k2, p1* x4, k2 on the 6 cast-on sts and on next 8 sts, turn. Put the remaining sts on holder.
Row 2: p2 *k1,p2* x4
Work pattern on these 14 thumb sts until thumb measures 2 ins. from cast-on sts, end on right side.
Next row: k2, *p1, k2 tog.* x 3, p1, k2 - 11 sts.
Break off, leaving an end for sewing. Draw end tightly through all sts, sew side seam of thumb.
Working off of left side holder in pattern on the 19 sts, turn, work 19sts in pattern and then pick up 8 sts across the cast-on sts of thumb, work pattern to end; 38 sts.



(TOP TIP: You’ll want to make sure you line up your p2, k1 pattern across the thumb, so the pattern lines up and looks seamless from the thumb. Your FIRST pick up stitch will be on or very close to a hand sts, not the thumb sts. Also use a crochet hook to help pick up sts from the right side, making sure the seam of the thumb and the hand will be on the wrong side.)
Work even until 5 ins. above picked-up sts or to within ½ in. of desired length to top of fingers.
Dec. row: k1 * K 2 tog., p 1; repeat from * to end; p1. 26sts.
Next row: P2 tog. 13 times. Break off, leaving end for sewing. Draw end tightly through all sts. Sew side seam.


Right Mitten: Work cuff and hand same as left mitten measures 4 ½ inch., end on wrong side.
Thumb:
With size 4 needles: Work 26 sts, cast on 6 sts on right hand needle, turn. Put the remaining left hand sts on holder.
Row 1: k1, p1, *k2, p1* x4, on the 6 cast-on sts and on next 8 sts, turn. Put the remaining left hand sts on holder.
Row 2: *k1,p2* x4, k1, p1
Work pattern on these 14 thumb sts until thumb measures 2 ins. from cast-on sts, end on right side.
Next row: k1, *p1, k2 tog.* x 4, p1, - 10 sts.
Break off, leaving an end for sewing. Draw end tightly through all sts, sew side seam of thumb.
Working off of left side holder in pattern on the 11 sts, turn, work 11sts in pattern and then pick up 8 sts across the cast-on sts of thumb, work pattern to end; 38 sts.
(TOP TIP: You’ll want to make sure you line up your p2, k1 pattern across the thumb, so the pattern lines up and looks seamless from the thumb. Your LAST (2) pick up stitch(s) will be on the hand sts, not the thumb sts. Also use a crochet hook to help pick up sts from the right side, making sure the seam of the thumb and the hand will be on the wrong side.)
Work even until 5 ins. above picked-up sts or to within ½ in. of desired length to top of fingers.
Dec. row: k1 * K 2 tog., p 1; repeat from * to end; p1. 26sts.
*This is my first ever written pattern - PLEASE let me know if you find any mistakes after knitting a pair of mittens for yourself! Hope you enjoy - xxo Marc
(This is a FREE pattern, but you're more than welcome to hand make a pair and sell them!)

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