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Family Fun Mittens
These textured, waffle-rib mittens will keep your family's hands nice and toasty this winter. Make a pair in each size to keep in the car for emergencies, or make a pair for your child's favorite teacher.
Design by Christine L. Walter
Child's (woman's, man's) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Hand circumference: 6 (8, 9) inches
- Plymouth Galway Worsted Marl 100 percent wool medium weight yarn (210 yds/100g per ball): 1 ball of salmon mix #602 (child's) or turquoise mix #603 (woman's/man's)
- Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers (1 in CC for beg of rnd)
- Tapestry needle
23 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Waffle Rib pat (blocked)
To save time, take time to check gauge.
M1L (Make 1 Left): Insert LH needle from front to back under the horizontal strand between the last st worked and next st on left needle. With RH needle, knit into the back of this loop.
M1R (Make 1 Right): Insert LH needle from back to front under the horizontal strand between the last st worked and next st on left needle. With RH needle, knit into the front of this loop.
Pm (place marker): Place marker on needle.
Inc1 (increase 1): Knit in front and back of st to inc 1 st.
Waffle Rib (multiple of 5 sts)
Rnds 1 and 2: Knit.
Rnds 3-6: *K1, p3, k1; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1-6 for pat.
Cast on 30 (40, 50) sts. Distribute evenly on 3 or 4 dpns and join without twisting; pm between first and last sts.
Work in k1, p1 rib until cuff measures 2 1/4 (2 3/4, 3) inches.
Work Rnd 1 of Waffle Rib across 15 (20, 25) sts, pm, k1, pm, continue in pat to last st, inc1. (31, 41, 51 sts)
Inc rnd: Work in pat to first marker, sl marker; M1L, knit to next marker, M1R, sl marker; work in pat to end of rnd.
Rep Inc rnd [every 3rd rnd] 2 (5, 7) times, then [every 4th rnd] 2 (1, 0) times. (11, 15, 17 sts between markers)
Next rnd: Work in pat to first marker, place sts between markers on a piece of waste yarn (removing markers), cast on 1 st over gap left by gusset, work in pat to end of rnd. (31, 41, 51 sts)
Next rnd: Work in pat as established, knitting the st cast on over gusset.
Next rnd: Work 15 (20, 25) sts in pat, k2tog, work in pat to end of rnd. (30, 40, 50 sts)
Work even until piece measures approx 3 1/2 (5 3/4, 6 3/4) inches from top of ribbing.
Next rnd: Work 15 (20, 25) sts in pat, pm, work to end of rnd.
Dec rnd: *Ssk, work in pat as established to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sl marker; rep from *. (26, 36, 46 sts)
Next rnd: *K1, work in pat to 1 st before marker, k1; rep from *.
[Rep last 2 rnds] 3 (4, 6) times. (14, 20, 22 sts)
Next rnd: *Ssk, knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sl marker; rep from *. (10, 16, 18 sts)
[Rep last rnd] 1 (2, 3) time(s). (6, 8, 6 sts)
Place 11 (15, 17) gusset sts onto 3 dpns; pick up and knit 1 st over gap and join; pm for beg of rnd. (12, 16, 18 sts)
Work in St st until thumb measures approx 1 (1 3/4, 2) inches from pick-up rnd.
Next rnd: [K4 (5, 6), pm] twice, k4 (6, 6).
Dec rnd: [Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog] around. (9, 13, 15 sts)
Rep Dec rnd [every (every other, every other) rnd] 1 (2, 2) time(s). (6, 7, 9 sts)
Largest size only
Rep Dec rnd. (6 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a 5-inch tail.
Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts and pull tight.
Weave in ends.
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