Slipped stitches add dimension to these soft and comfy fingerless mitts.
Yarn: 1 skein Malabrigo Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Worsted Wool, 3.5 oz/216 yds, color of your choice. Color used: Autumn Forest 224
Needles: Set of 5 size 7 US (4.5mm) dpn’s
Notions: Waste yarn, st markers, blunt end needle
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1” in pattern stitch.
M1R = Make 1 Right slant – With left needle tip, lift strand between sts from back to front, Knit the lifted st through the front.
M1L = Make 1 Left slant – With left needle tip, lift strand between sts from front to back. Knit the lifted st through the back.
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
SSK = slip 2 stitches, 1 at a time, knitwise, and then knit the 2 sts together through the front.
Sl1 = Slip next stitch purlwise
K = knit
P = Purl
NOTE: All sl1 stitches will be slipped purlwise.
Cast on 32 sts using long tail method. Distribute sts evenly over 4 dpn’s. Join being careful not to twist stitches.
Rnds 1-2: Purl around.
Rnds 3-5: Knit around.
Rnds 6-7: Purl around..
Rnds 8-10: Knit around.
Rnds 11-12: Purl around.
Rnd 1: *K3, sl 1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: knit around.
Knit rounds 1 & 2 of Pattern Stitch 10 times. (20 rnds total)
You will be increasing 2 sts for the thumb gusset every third round while continuing the 2 round pattern stitch around.
Round 1: k1, place marker (pm), k1, pm, k1, sl 1, continue with rnd 1 of pattern st to end of round.
Rnd 2: k1, slip marker (sm), M1R, knit to marker, M1L, sm. Continue with rnd 2 of pattern st around.
Rnd 3: knit to 1st slipped st, sl 1, continue established pattern of k3, sl 1 around.
Rnd 4: knit around.
Rnd 5: k1, sm, M1R, k to marker, M1L, sm, k1, sl 1, cont with rnd 1 of pattern st to end of round.
Rnd 6: Knit around.
Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 9: Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 10: Knit around.
Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 5.
Rnd 12: knit around.
Rnd 13: Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 14: Repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 15: Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 16: Knit around.
There should be 11 sts bet the markers.
Next rnd: k1, lift yarn bet 1st st and 1st marker and knit; place 11 thumb sts onto waste yarn, removing markers. Join with k1, sl1, cont with rnd 1 of pattern stitch around.
Next rnd: knit around.
Repeat rnds 1-2 of Pattern St 6 more times. (12 rnds total)
Bind off purlwise.
Place the 11 thumb sts from the waste yarn onto 3 dpn’s, [4 – 3 – 4]. Round 1: Join yarn and knit 11 sts on needles, pick up and knit 5 sts in thumbhole space (16 stitches total).Rnd 2: Knit 11 sts, ssk, k1, k2tog. (14 sts)
Rnds 3-7: knit around.
Bind off purlwise.
Weave in all loose ends. Fill in any gaps at the thumb base. Make second mitt as above.
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