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Monday, February 15, 2010

Free Pattern: Hugs and Kisses Mittens


 

 

 

I wasn't able to find a cute mitten pattern for my daughter, so I designed one myself.  These fit an 8 to 10 year old. 

El Uminator has contributed to the pattern and created a chart which you can view in her blog here. I have also copied and pasted the chart in Mitten Top section in the pattern.  Thank you El Uminator!

Yarn: Cascade Heather 220, Color Baby Rose Heather 9442
Materials: A set of 3.75mm, US5 double pointed needles or  a 3.75mm Circular needle (if you are using the magic loop method), Cable needle, 2 stitch markers, waste yarn
Required Skills: Basic cabling, Knitting in a circle

Gauge: 5 sts/ Inch (St st), 7 sts/ Inch (Cable)

Size: Hand Circumference 7"

Abbreviations:
CO = cast on
sts = stitches
P = purl
K = knit
M1 = make one
LC = slip two stitches to cable needle and hold in front, knit next two stitches, knit two stitches from cable needle
RC = slip two stitches to cable needle and hold in back, knit next two stitches, knit two stitches from cable needle
PM = place marker
M1L = make one left
M1R = make one right
K2tog = knit two stitches together
P2tog = purl two stitches together
ssk = slip slip, knit these two stitches together


The Cuff:
CO 36 and divide sts evenly between needles.  Join to begin working in the round.
First Round: [P2, K2] to end.
Repeat this round until work measures 1.5 inches (longer cuff 2.5" is recommended).

Next Round: [P2, K2, P2, M1, K2, P2, K2, M1] Repeat to end. (42 sts)

Gusset:
Work in patten.
Row 1-3: K1, P2, K4, P2, K8, P2, K4, P2, K1, K to end of round.
Row 4: K1, P2, LC, P2, RC, LC, P2, RC, P2, K1, work thumb gusset increase for left hand, PM, M1L, K1, M1R, PM, knit to end. (For left hand, knit to one before last st, PM, M1L, K1, M1R, PM)
Row 5 & 6: Work same as row 1 & 2
Row 7: K1, P2, K4, P2, K8, P2, K4, P2, K1, Slip Marker, M1L, K until next stitch marker, M1R,  Slip Marker, K to end.
Row 8: Cable round, K1, P2, LC, P2, LC, RC, P2, RC, P2, K1, K to end.
Row 9: Same as Row 1.
Row 10: Increase round, same as Row 7.
Row 11: Same as Row 1.
Row 12:  Cable round, same as Row 8.
Row 13: Same as Row 1.
Row 14: Increase round, same as Row 7.
Row 15: Same as Row 1.
Row 16: Cable round, K1, P2, LC, P2, RC, LC, P2, RC, P2, K1, knit to end.
Row 17: Same as Row 1.
Row 18: Increase round, same as Row 7.
Row 19: Same as Row 1.
Row 20: Cable round, K1, P2, LC, P2, RC, LC, P2, RC, P2, K1, remove marker, place next 11 sts on waste yarn, remove marker, CO 2, rejoin and knit remaining sts. (43 sts)

Mitten Top:
Row 1-3: K1, P2, K4, P2, K8, P2, K4, P2, K1, K to end of round.
Row 4:  K1, P2, LC, P2, LC, RC, P2, RC, P2, K1, K to end.
Row 5-8: Repeat Row 1-4
Row 9-11:  Same as Row 1-3
Row 12:  K1, P2, LC, P2, RC, LC, P2, RC, P2, K1, knit to end.
Row 13-16: Repeat Row 9-12
Row 17-20: Repeat Row 1-4
Row 21: Start decreasing for the tip; ssk, P1, K4, P2tog, K8, P2tog, K4, P1, K2tog, K2, ssk, knit until 4 sts left, K2tog, K2.
Row 22: K1, P1, K4, P1, K8, P1, K4, P1, K1, knit to end.
Row 23: ssk, P2tog, K2, P1, K8, P1, K2, P2tog, K2tog, K2, ssk, knit until 4 sts left, K2tog, K2.
Row 24: K1, P1, P2tog, P1, LC, RC, P1, P2tog, P1, K1, knit to end.
Row 25: ssk, P2, K2tog, K2tog, K2tog, K2tog, P2, K2tog, K2, ssk, knit until 4sts left, K2tog, K2.
Row 26: K1, P2tog, K4, P2tog, K1, knit to end.
Row 27: K1, P1, K2, P1, K2tog, K2, ssk, knit until 4 sts left, K2tog, K2.
Row 28: K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, knit to end.
Row 29: ssk, P1, P1, K2tog, K2, ssk, K1, K2tog, K2.
Break yarn, draw through remaining 11 sts and pull tight.

Chart created by El Uminator
Legend:
o : knit
+ : purl
__-- : C2B/RC
--__ : C2F/LC

16: o++__--++--____--++--__++o
15: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
14: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
13: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
12: o++__--++__----__++--__++o
11: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
10: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
09: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
08: o++__--++__----__++--__++o
07: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
06: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
05: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
04: o++__--++--____--++--__++o
03: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
02: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o
01: o++oooo++oooooooo++oooo++o

Thumb:
Place 11 sts onto needles, pick up and knit 3 sts over gap, and join. (14 sts)

Knit around until the tip of the thumb (1.5 " from pick-up round), K2tog for 2 rounds, break yarn, draw through rem sts and pull tight.

OR

(if you want to shape the tip of the thumb better...)
Knit 10 rounds.
Next Round: K2tog, K3, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K2
Next Round: K all sts
Next Round: K2tog 5 times, K1
Next Round: K2tog 3 times.
Break yarn, draw through remaining 3 sts and pull tight.

Left Hand:
Make same as right hand except for the thumb.


*This pattern is free for personal use, however the photo is not for sharing.

4 comments:

  1. I remember you guys telling me about your pattern you made! Those are awesome! The color is so pretty and soft, the design is really great! I would definitely try to make these myself, maybe for one of my nieces one of these days, hehe.

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  2. I love the colour you used =)
    I'm knitting these beauties in a calming green. They knit up so fast, it's fascinating. Thank you!

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  3. Thank you for the chart El Uninator! I'd like to see your mittens! A calming green, a great choice ;-)

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  4. Thank you, Carrie! I'll let you know when I upload an adult size pattern for the mitten!

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