March 02, 2007
I just finished these thumbless baby mittens yesterday. They're for my 5 months old niece (and goddaughter).
They took about three hours to knit, are felted and I've had my first go at needle felting as embellishment.
50 grams Sandnes Garn “Mor Aase” or another feltable DK weight 100% wool yarn.
A set of four 4,5 mm double pointed needles.
One split stitch marker, safety pin or piece of yarn.
Wool yarn for embellishment, or supplies for needle felting
Using long tail cast on CO 30 stitches, 10 on each needle. Join and start working around in stockinette stitch. Use split stitch marker or safety pin to indicate beginning of round.
Knit even for 26 rounds.
Round 27: *k3, k2tog* to end of round
Round 28: K to end of round
Round 29: *k3, k2tog, k3*, repeat *-* twice
Round 30-36: P all stitches
Round 37: *k3, kfb, k3*, repeat *-* twice
Round 38: *k3, kfb* to end of round
Round 39: *k4, kfb* to end of round
Knit even 17 rounds.
[*K1, ssk, k to last 3 st on needle k2tog, k1* to end of round, k one round] three times, then *-* until there are 12 st left. Ssk, k2tog on all three needles. Break yarn, run it through the 6 remaining stitches with a tapestry needle and pull gently to close end of mitten. Weave in ends.
Make one more mitten.
Place mittens inside a zippered laundry bag or duvet cover, run through a normal cycle in the washing machine on medium temp., with a towel (or together with your normal laundry). Remove mittens from laundry bag. Tug and pull to shape mittens and get out any kinks. If the mittens have felted together on the inside, use a spoon to open them up again. If necessary, hand felt the hand portion of the mittens using washing up liquid and hot water. Stuff the mittens with plastic and leave to dry.
When the mittens are dry, embellish them as you to your (or recipients) liking. I used needle felting on the ones pictured here. You could also knit the mittens in a stripe pattern (great for using up leftovers from other projects) or embroider them with feltable wool before felting.
This is my first time writing up a pattern for other people. If you find any mistakes, or have any questions, please let me know!
Also, if you make a pair, I'd love to see it ;)
(Post edited to add pattern)
Posted by GURO at 6:46 pm