Saturday, 14 May 2011

Free Knitting Pattern No.7: Two Needle Mittens



Size: Average

Materials: 1 pair UK Size 9 (3.5mm; US 4)

Approx. 50 grammes (UK); grams (US) 8 ply (Double Knitting) yarn

Abbreviations: approx.: approximately; k: knit; st: stitch; p: purl; tbl: through back of loop; ins: inches; cm: centimetres; mm: millimetres; sts: stitches; rep: repeat; st.st.: stocking stitch; tog: together; no.: number

Terms: pick up 1: pick up the thread that lies between the stitch just knitted and the next stich; through back of loop (tbl): put the right-hand needle into the back of the loop of the next stitch and knit it; stocking stitch: *1 row knit, 1 row purl* alternately for required no. of rows.
Cast on 40 sts.
1st Row: k into back of each st
2nd Row: Begin k2, p2 rib
Continue in rib until work measures 2ins (5cm)
Next Row: k
Next Row: p
Next Row: k20, pick up 1 & k tbl, k1, pick up 1 & k tbl, k to end
Next Row: p
Next Row: k20, pick up 1 & k tbl, k3, pick up 1 & k tbl, k to end
Next Row: p
Next Row: k20, pi k up 1 & k tbl, k5, pick up 1 & k tbl, k to end
Next Row: p
Continue in this manner increasing by two the no. of k sts before the 2nd pick up in each k row until the no. has reached 15 sts. (56 sts on needle)
Next Row: p
Next Row: k37, turn, p17.  Now work on these sts. only.
Work 14 Rows in st.st. ending in p
Next Row: k1, *k2tog, rep from * to end
Next Row: p
Next Row: k1, *k2tog rep from * to end
Break yarn and thread through sts. Turn thumb inside out.  Pull up and secure. Sew seam. Turn thumb right side out.




This pattern creates a very neat thumb gusset

1 comment:

mae church said...

where is the rest of the pattern?