It is been so long since I have done a tutorial, let alone design a pattern of my own. I fell in love with the pointy style mittens long ago and decided it was high time I made a pattern for myself that used bulkier yarn. Not only does it knit faster, it is super cute too.
So, these cozy mittens will be a fast, easy and simple addition to any Christmas gift this year. I also took the time to knit one up for a video tutorial. So sit down with a cup of tea and knit with me!
The Simply Easy Mittens
What you will need: 1 Skein of Bulky Weight Yarn 6.5mm Double Point Needles (Or circulars for Magic Loop) Stitch markers Tape Measure Scissors Waste yarn Darning Needle
Abbreviations: K – Knit P – Purl K2tog – Knit two together M1 – Make one M1L – Make one left M1R – Make one right PM – Place marker SM – Slip marker RM – Remove marker
Cuff Cast on 24 stitches 1. K2, P2 for 14 rows or for however long you would like the cuff to be. 15. K12, M1, K12
Thumb Gusset 16. K14, PM, M1R, K2, M1L, PM, K to end of row 17. Knit * Repeat rows 16 and 17 until there are 8 stitches between the markers Using darning needle and waste yarn, slip the yarn into the stitches between the markers before removing them Next row, K to first marker, RM, then slip 8 stitches on the waste yarn off the needle, RM, K to end of row
Hand K round each row for approx 5 inches, or 1 inche shorter than desired length
Hand Decreases The top of this mitten is knitted on two needles. K 12 stitches onto first needle, then K12 onto the second Next row: K2tog in the back loop, K to 2 stitches from the end of needle 1, K2tog in the front loop. Repeat on needle 2. Next row: Knit Repeat these two rows until there are 8 stitches (4 on each needle) left. Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch tail, pull through remaining stitches and weave in ends.
Thumb Slip stitches from waste yarn on to 2 needles and pick up 2 stitches on either side. Knit in the round for 2 1/2 inches K2tog around, cut yarn, weave in ends, closing up any holes from the thumb.
I hope you enjoyed this small tutorial. I hope I can create more videos, maybe a bit shorter next time!