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Pattern for Cosy Mittens


You will need

1 x 50g ball Rowan felted tweed (scree shade 165)

Pair of 3.75mm needles

Size

Size to fit average adult hand

Tension 

22 sts and 30 rows measure 10cm square over st st on 3.75mm needles


How to knit

Right mitten

**With 3.75mm needles cast on 42 stitches (sts) and knit 1 row

Next row (right side) RS Knit (k) to end

Next row ( wrong side) Purl (p) to end

Repeat these last two rows six times more.**


Shape thumb

Next row k24, m(make)1, k2, m1, k16. 44sts in total if unsure how to make a stitch please look on google/you tube there are lots of tutorials online.

Begin with P row work 3 rows straight in st, st (knit one row, purl one row), ending with a WS row (purl)

Next row k24, m1,,k4, m1, k16, 46 sts in total.

Cont in st st, increase 2 sts in this way,working 2 more sts between increases on every following 4th row until you have 52 sts. Work 1 row straight, ending on a WS row.


Divide for thumb

Next row (RS) k36 turn

Next row P12 turn

Next row Cast on 3 sts, knit these 3 sts, then k12, turn (15sts)

Beg with a P row, work 9 rows straight in st st, ending with a WS row.


***Shape thumb

Next row K2, (k2together, k1) 4 times, k1, (11sts)

Next row P to end

Next row k1 (k2together) to end (6sts)

Cut off wool, leaving a long thread. Thread this end through remaining stitches, draw tight and fasten securely. Join up thumb seam.***

With RS of work facing, rejoin wool at base of thumb, pick up and K2 sts, then K across remaining 16 sts (for palm of hand) 42sts

***Begin with a P row, continue straight until mitten measures 16cm from beginning, ending with a WS row.


Shape top

Next row K1 (k2together to back of stitch, K16, k2together) twice, k1 (38sts)

Begin with P row, work 3 rows straight in sts  tending with a WS row.

Next row K1 (k2together to back of stitch, k14, k2together) twice, k1. (34sts)

Begin with a P row, work 3 rows straight in stat, ending with a WS row.

Next row K1 (slip1, k2together, pass slip stitch over, k10, k3together) twice, k1. (26sts)

Next row P to end

Next row K1 (slip1, k2together,pass slip st over, k6, k3 together) twice, k1 (18 sts)

Next row P to end

Next row K1 (slip1, k2together, pass slip st over,K2, k3together) twice, K1 (10sts)
Cast off.


Left Mitten

Work as given for right mitten from ** to **

Shape thumb

Next row K16, m1′ k2, m1, k24 (44sts)

Begin with P row, work 3 rows straight in st st, ending with a WS row.

Next row K16, m1, k4, m1, k24. (46sts)

Continue in st st, increase 2 sts in this way, working 2 more sts between increases, on every following 4th row until there are 52 sts. 

Work 1 row straight, ending on a WS row.


Divide for thumb

Next row (RS) K 28 sts, turn

Next row Cast on 3 sts, P these sts, then P12 turn (15sts

Begin with a K row, work 10 rows straight  in st st, ending with a WS row.


Shape top

Work as given for Right Mitten from *** to ***.

With RS of work facing, rejoin wool at base of thumb, pick up and K 2sts, then K across remaining 24 sts (from back of hand) 42sts.

Complete as given for Right Mitten *** to end.
Making up

Do not iron.

Join side seams and cast-off seams using mattress stitch.

Using 3 x 4 metre long strands of wool, make a twisted cord and attach securely to cast-on edge of each mitten below thumb.


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