Tuesday, January 15, 2008

More mittens

I finished my eighth pair of mittens tonight. Two more to go and I'll be donating them to a mission. I used a soft rose yarn.

Using 4 double pointed 5.5mm needles, cast on 32 stitches. *Knit 3, purl 1* to end for ribbing. Repeat this 15 times.

Pattern: *Knit 1, purl 2* to end decreasing two stitches evening (to 30 stitches). *Knit 1, purl 2* to end. Knit the next two rows.

Repeat this combo 3 times. Put 6 stitches on a stitch holder for the thumb. Continue in pattern, casting on 6 stitches at the of the of row. Repeat pattern 8 times. Knit 1 row. *Knit 2, knit 2 together* to end. Knit 1 row. *Knit 2 together* to end. Cast off (not bind off). Pull wool through inside. Put the stitches from the stitch holder to a needle and knit. Pick up 9 stitches evenly around the thumb hole (so 15 stitches in total). Knit 13 rows. *Knit 2 together* to end. Cast off (not bind off). Pull wool through inside. Tie off and tuck the ends inside.

2 comments:

Isabel said...

Looks like a pretty color. Another great pair of mittens. :)

Christine said...

I do really think that I need to teach myself how to pearl. I got the knit part down just fine - but when you tell me that I have to do it backwards and thats all - that really messes me up, ha. Amazing mittens - great cause too.