Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Half Mitts

These are so versatile! I wear them in the fall, and then in the house in the winter. I've also put a pair of those stretchy gloves under them for winter - they are very warm when you put in a bit of angora. I've used hand spun as well as a seriously loud hot pink acrylic (yikes!) don't laugh it stopped my husband from taking them :))

Womens size med/lrg

2 oz of any dk yarn (use up those left overs from other projects.)
Adjust size to fit by increasing or decreasing by four. Pattern is worked flat then sewn up the inside.

Cast on 42
Work in rib stitch (knit 2 purl 2) for 2" This is the cuff - you can make it longer or shorter if you prefer.
Work 3" in stockinette stitch. For left mitt end with rs row, place first 12 stitches on a holder to be worked later - this is the thumb. Continue working in stockinette stitch for 2 1/2 inches.
Work in garter stitch for 1/2 and bind off loosely in pattern.
Go back to your 12 stitches, pick up and work for 1/2 in garter stitch, bind off loosely in pattern.
Work right mitt the same except: for 12 thumb stitches end on a ws or reverse of what you did for the left.

Finishing: fold thumb in half, sew seam weave in end. Starting at the bottom sew up to top weave in ends, turn right side to. This is a great pattern for a fast gift made out of any 2 ounces of yarn.

This is a pair I made in shetland and angora - using a black stretch glove underneath.