Fulfilling Your Pattern Needs
I’m running (wheezing?) my first race – 4 miles – in two weeks, so I feel like I needed something special to kick it off. I wanted to make a pair of plain mitts that had enough give that I could wear them over those cheap, knit gloves you can pick up anywhere when it’s extra cold and that they went high enough that I could curl my fingers in for extra warmth, if needed.
Calling this a ‘pattern’ is a little ridiculous, because it’s really just a variation on Eunny’s End Paper mitts. After two false starts getting gauge on the Endpaper mitts, I just re-wrote the pattern to fit my gauge and wants.
I worked two at a time using the magic loop method.
This has not been test knit, so there might be mistakes.
- 75% of a skein of Plymouth’s Happy Feet
- Size 2 32″ circ
- Size 1 32″ circ
- Darning needle
1×1 ribbing – K1 p1
2″ stockinette in the round = 14 sts x 19 rows
7″ around the knuckle, unstretched
Cable cast on 48 sts using the larger needles. Join to work in the round. Distribute sts so 24 are on needle 1 and 24 are on needle 2.
Work 20 rounds of 1×1 ribbing.
K two rounds
Increase rounds – K to one before end of needle 1, m1, k1. K1, m1, k to the end of needle 2.
Even rounds – K two rounds.
Repeat last three rounds 6 more times; 62 sts ttl.
K24, put 14 sts on scrap yarn for the thumb, k24.- 48 sts on needles.
K even for 1 3/4” – 2”, or until just after the knuckles. Switch to smaller needles.
Work 1×1 ribbing for 1” or until the length desired. Bind off.
Join for thumb using the larger needles. K14 and pick up 2 sts in gap.
Work 10 rounds 1×1 ribbing.
Bind off and weave in ends.
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