Arts & Crafts

Knit Some Baby Mittens

By Ann Kearney, Athy

Materials needed:
25 g double knit for one pair of thumbless mittens
35g double knit / for one pair of mittens with thumbs
Pair of 3.25mm knitting needles
Pair of 4mm knitting needles (main needles)
Gauge/Tension
22sts and 30 rows to 10x10cm (4×4”) square in stocking stitch on 4mm
needles


Useful Tip:
Please take a little time to knit a tension square. If your square is too
small, try knitting again using a bigger pair of needles. If your square is
too big, try knitting again on smaller sized needles.


Abbreviations
K= Knit
K2tog = knit two stitches together.
m1 = make one stitch – pick up the loop between the last and the next stitch and work into the back
of this loop
P= Purl
tbl= through back loops
st(s) = stitch (es)
Stocking stitch – 1 row plain 1 row purl
Instructions for Thumbless Mittens
See Picture Above!

(0-6 months and 6-12 months) (make 2)
Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 30(30) sts
( I did my rib in green, but you can just knit the whole mitten in one colour.)
1st Row: K2, [P2, K2] to end
2nd Row: P2, [K2, P2] to end
These two rows form the 2×2 rib pattern for the cuff. Repeat these two rows 10 times
Repeat the first row once more
Next Row: Rib to end, decreasing 1 st evenly across row for 1st size and increasing 1st evenly
across row for 2nd size 29(31sts)
Change to 4mm needles and starting with a knit row work in stocking stitch for 16(20) rows.
Shape top
Next Row: K2tog tbl, K10(11), K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K10(11), K2tog 25(27)sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: K2tog tbl, K8(9), K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K8(9), K2tog 21(23)sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: K2tog tbl, K6(7), K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K6(7), K2tog 17(19)sts
Next Row: Purl
Cast off
Sew up top and side seam. Fold back cuff.
I did a little embroidered flower on the back of my Mittens, just to jazz it up a little, but they
look just as cute if left plain.
Congratulations! Your Thumbless Mittens are done!


Instructions for Mittens with Thumb
Size 1 – 2 years

Right Mitten
Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 30 sts. 1st Row: K2, [P2, K2] to end 2nd Row: P2, [K2, P2] to end These two rows form the 2×2 rib pattern for the cuff. Repeat these two rows 11 times (24 rows in total) Change to 4mm needles and starting with a knit row, work 2 rows stocking st.
Shape thumb
Next Row: Knit 16, m1, K1, m1, knit 13 32 sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: Knit 16, m1, K3, m1, knit13 34sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: Knit 16, m1, k5, m1, Knit 13 36sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: Knit 16, m1, k7, m1, knit 13 38 sts
Next Row: Purl
Thumb
Next Row: K25, turn
Next Row: P9, turn
Working just on these 9 sts, work 6 rows in stocking st
Next Row: K2tog 4 times, K1 5sts
Cut yarn, draw up through remaining sts and secure.
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to the base of the thumb. Pick up and knit 2 sts (one either side of the
base of the thumb), knit to end. 31sts
Starting with a purl row, work 9 rows stocking st.
Shape top
Next Row: K1, K2tog tbl, K10, K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K10, K2tog, K1 27sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: K1, K2tog tbl, K8, K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K8, K2tog, K1 23sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: K1, K2tog tbl, K6, K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K6, K2tog, K1 19sts
Next Row: Purl
Cast off


Left Mitten
Work as for right mitten from ** to **
Shape thumb
Next Row: Knit 13, m1, K1, m1, knit 16 32sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: Knit 13, m1, K3, m1, knit 16 34sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: Knit 13, m1, k5, m1, Knit 16 36sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: Knit 13, m1, k7, m1, knit 16 38sts
Next Row: Purl
Thumb
Next Row: K22, turn
Next Row: P9, turn
Working just on these 9 sts, work 6 rows in stocking st
Next Row: K2tog 4 times, K1 5sts
Cut yarn, draw through remaining sts and secure.
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to the base of the thumb. Pick up and knit 2 sts (one either side of the
base of the thumb, knit to end. 31sts
Starting with a purl row, work 9 rows stocking st.
Shape top
Next Row: K1, K2tog tbl, K10, K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K10, K2tog, K1 27sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: K1, K2tog tbl, K8, K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K8, K2tog, K1 23sts
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: K1, K2tog tbl, K6, K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K6, K2tog, K1 19sts
Next Row: Purl
Cast off
Join top and side seams. Turn back cuffs.

Well Done!

You now have a lovely pair of Mittens.
I hope you enjoy this little project.

You can also be creative in your design and colours.

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