(to fit a one year old child)
Set of five (5) double pointed needles in size 5
Dk weight yarn
Gauge: 6 sts/inch
sts = stitches
MIR = make one right (from the back, lift loop between stitches with left needle,
knit into front of loop)
MIL = make one left (from the front, lift loop between stitches with left needle,
knit into back of loop.)
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip, slip, knit
Loosely cast on 28 stitches. Distribute evenly on four dpns and join, being careful not to twist. Knit 1x1 ribbing for 1 ¼”, then knit 2 rows plain.
Increase for thumb:
Row 1: k14, pm, m1L, k1, m1R, pm knit to end
Row 2: knit
Continue to increase as set until you have 9 sts between markers (28 total). End on row 2.
Next row: knit to marker, remove marker, and put next 9 stitches on holder. Remove second marker
Cast on 1 stitch with backward loop. Knit to end. Knit straight until mitten measures 3¼” from cast on row, or length desired.
Decrease for top:
Row 1: Needle 1 – k1, ssk, knit to end. Needle 2 – k to last three sts, k2tog, knit to end
Needle 3 – as needle 1. Needle 4 – as needle 2
Row 2: Knit
Repeat rows 1 and 2 once (20 sts remain). Decrease every row until you have 8 sts total.
Break yarn, thread through remaining sts and pull tight. Weave in ends.
Remove stitches from holder and place onto dpns
Pick up 2 stitches over gap
Knit 5 rows
k2tog around, k1
Break yarn, thread through remaining sts and pull tight.
Weave in ends. Repeat for second mitten. Finished mittens can be worn on either hand.
Optional mitten cord:
On cast on row of first mitten, pick up 3 stitches on the side of the mitten opposite the thumb. Knit all stitches. Slide stitches across needle, pull the yarn across the back of the stitches and knit the row again. Repeat until the cord is 22” long. Bind off, cut a 6” tail, and sew the cord to the second mitten. If you find that your cord is too long, you can shorten it by tying a knot half way between the mittens.
Pattern and images copyright Ruth Bendig 2009. Given for personal use only.