Saturday, February 06, 2010

Manly Mitts Pattern!

Sorry this took so long to write up, guess I haven't been in a blogging mood.
Mitts for Joe

Manly Mitts!
I made these for my husband for Christmas at his request. The yarn I used is a random worsted weight cashmere, but I would actually advise against using a %100 cashmere, silk, or alpaca yarn for this project as it stretches out too much.

About 50 grams worsted weight yarn (100 yds or so)
size US#5/3.75mm 32" circular needle, or double points.
stitch markers

Diamond Chart

"-" indicates a purl stitch, all others are knit.

PM-Place Marker
M1- lift bar from between the stitches, place on left needle and knit through the back loop

Cast on 36 stitches, join and begin working 1x1 ribbing for 2 inches.

Hand with thumb gusset
On the next round knit 5 stitches, PM M1 PM, then start following the Diamond chart.
Following round M1 k1 M1 between the markers. Follow the chart for the rest of the round.

Continue following the diamond chart, increasing 2 stitches between the markers every 3rd round, until the gusset measures 17 stitches. Work two more rows, then place gusset stitches on waste yarn.

Continue working the Diamond chart over the hand stitches until the mitt is 1/2 inch shorter than you want it. Finish hand by working 1x1 ribbing for 1/2 inch then bind off.

Thumb Gusset finishing
Place the thumb stitches on your circular or double points, picking up 1-2 stitches in the gap between the thumb and the hand. Work 1x1 ribbing for 1/2 inch then bind off.

Repeat for the other mitt.

Let me know if you have questions!