Advent mini mittens
Knitting

ABBREVIATIONS

Alt = Alternate(ing) Approx = Approximately Beg = Beginning Cont = Continue(ity)
St(s) = Stitch(es) Tog = Together P = Purl Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remain(ing) Rep = Repeat Rnd(s) = Round(s)  
Inc1 = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch K = Knit K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together

SIZE

Approx 2" x 5" [7 cm x 14 cm].

MATERIALS

Name  

Weight

4'' Needles Meter Gramm
M R
Satin Solids 100% Acrylique Aran
18 24 5 mm
8 US
183 100
Contrast A Snow (04005) 1 ball    
Contrast B Crimson (04705) 1 ball
Contrast C Tangerine (04700) 1 ball
Contrast D Maitai (04732) 1 ball
Contrast E Foliage (04246) 1 ball
Contrast F Emerald (04200) 1 ball

Set of four size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

1 stitch holder.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch.

INSTRUCTIONS

STRIPED MITTEN

Make 12 in the following color combinations:

1 with D as Color 1, F as Color 2 and A as Color 3.

1 with A as Color 1, D as Color 2 and E as Color 3.

1 with B as Color 1, A as Color 2 and E as Color 3.

1 with A as Color 1, B as Color 2 and D as Color 3.

1 with B as Color 1, E as Color 2 and F as Color 3.

1 with C as Color 1, A as Color 2 and D as Color 3.

1 with A as Color 1, C as Color 2 and D as Color 3.

1 with B as Color 1, F as Color 2 and C as Color 3.

1 with F as Color 1, E as Color 2 and C as Color 3.

1 with C as Color 1, D as Color 2 and F as Color 3.

1 with A as Color 1, F as Color 2 and B as Color 3.

1 with E as Color 1, B as Color 2 and A as Color 3.

Stripe Pat

With Color 2: 4 rnds.

With Color 3: 4 rnds.

These 8 rnds form Stripe Pat.

With Color 1, cast on 28 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles as follows:

9 sts on 1st and 2nd needles. 10 sts on 3rd needle.

Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.

Work 7 rnds in (K1. P1) ribbing.

With Color 2, knit 4 rnds.

First 4 rnds of Stripe Pat complete.

Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, proceed as follows:

Thumb gusset:

1st rnd: K1. Inc1 st in each of next 2 sts. Knit to end of rnd. 30 sts.

2nd and alt rnds: Knit.

3rd rnd: K1. Inc1 st in next st. K2. Inc1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd. 32 sts.

5th rnd: K1. Inc1 st in next st. K4. Inc1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd. 34 sts.

7th rnd: K1. Inc1 st in next st. K6. Inc1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd. 36 sts.

8th rnd: K1. Slip next 10 sts onto a st holder for Thumb.

Cast on 2 sts.

Knit to end of rnd. 28 sts.

Cont even in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures approx 4" [11.5 cm] ending with 3rd rnd of Color 3.

Cont in Stripe Pat, shape top as follows:

1st rnd: (K1. ssk. K8. K2tog. K1) twice. 24 sts.

2nd and alt rnds: Knit.

3rd rnd: (K1. ssk. K6. K2tog. K1) twice. 20 sts.

5th rnd: (K1. ssk. K4. K2tog. K1) twice. 16 sts.

7th rnd: (K1. ssk. K2. K2tog. K1) twice. 12 sts.

Break yarn.

Graft 2 sets of 6 sts tog.

GRAFTING

 

Thumb

With Color 2, K10 from st holder.

Pick up and knit 2 sts at base of thumb.

Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles. (4 sts on each needle).

Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. 12 sts.

Work 7 rnds even in Stripe Pat.

Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around.

Break yarn.

Thread end through rem 6 sts and fasten securely.

CONTRAST CUFF MITTEN

Make 13 in the following color combinations:

1 with B as Color 1 and A as Color 2.

1 with F as Color 1 and E as Color 2.

1 with D as Color 1 and B as Color 2.

1 with C as Color 1 and F as Color 2.

1 with D as Color 1 and C as Color 2.

1 with E as Color 1 and D as Color 2.

1 with F as Color 1 and B as Color 2.

1 with E as Color 1 and F as Color 2.

1 with E as Color 1 and C as Color 2.

1 with C as Color 1 and A as Color 2.

1 with B as Color 1 and E as Color 2.

1 with C as Color 1 and D as Color 2.

1 with E as Color 1 and B as Color 2.

Work as given for Striped Mitten, working cuff in Color 1 and remainder of Mitten in Color 2, omitting all references to Stripe Pat.

Finishing

Hanging Loop:

With Color 1, cast on 30 sts.

Cast off.

Sew Loop to cuff of Mitten at thumb side.

Using duplicate stitch, number chart and Color 1, add numbers to back of Mittens, noting Mitten will be upside down when hanging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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