Basic Knit Mitten Pattern
Mitten measures 10 inches long.
From beginning of cuff to tip of mitten.
It is 7 inches around.
Materials 200 yards of worsted weight yarn
a set of 4 size 5 DPN
piece of waste yarn
Gauge 6 stitches per inch
7 rows per inch
Cast on 44 stitches. Divide onto 3 needles.
14 sts on needle 1
14 sts on needle 2
16 sts on needle 3
Join, and work k2, p2 ribbing for 3 inches. 3 inches makes a nice long cuff.
Decrease round - decrease 2 sts in the round. Knit all stitches around.
You will have 42 stitches on your needles now. 14 stitches on each needle.
Knit every round for 4 rounds.
to make the gore increases knit into the front and back of the stitch.
1st increase - increase 1 stitch in the first stitch, k1, increase 1 stitch in the next stitch,
Knit to end of round. 44 stitches
Knit 2 rounds even.
2nd increase - increase 1 stitch in the first stitch, knit 3, increase 1 stitch in the next stitch,
knit to end of round. 46 stitches.
Knit even for 2 rounds.
Continue increasing in this manner until you have 54 stitches on your needles.
26 stitches on needle 1
14 stitches on needle 2
14 stitches on needle 3
knit 2 rounds even.
Slip the 15 thumb stitches from needle 1 onto a piece of scrap yarn.
Next round knit all stitches, at end of this round, cast on 3 stitches.
for a total of 42 stitches.
Knit mitten even until it measures 6 inches above the cuff.
Next round knit 2 together twice, knit rest of round.
1st decrease round - k2, k2tog, around.
knit even for 3 rounds. 30 stitches.
2nd decrease round - k1, k2tog, around.
knit even for 3 rounds. 20 stitches
3rd decrease k2tog around.
Break off yarn, and draw through all stitches.
Weave in ends.
Slip the 15 stitches that you have on hold on the scrap yarn onto
2 needles. Pick up the 3 cast on stitches.
Arrange your stitches so that you have 6 stitches on each needle. 18 stitches
Knit the thumb even for 2 inches - from the cast on edge where you picked
up the 3 stitches.
1st decrease round - k1, k2tog around.
knit 2 rounds even. 12 stitches
2nd decrease - k2tog around.
Break off yarn and draw through all stitches.
Weave ends in.
Make your 2nd mitten in the same manner.