Sittin’ and knittin’ - 04/13/11
As we discussed last week, we will continue with the directions for the pair of Hunter‘s Mittens. We will begin where we left off.Round 1: (K4, k2tog) 6 times. Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: (k3, k2tog) 6 times. Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: (k2, k2tog) 6 times. Round 6. Knit.
Round 7: (k1, k2tog) 6 times. Round 8: Knit.
Round 9: k2tog 6 times. Cut the yarn and with a tapestry needle, pass it trough the remaining 6 stitches twice.
Finger: Slip 14 stitches from the holder to a needle. Join the yarn and knit 7 stitches onto each of 2 needles. Pick up 3 stitches from the cast on 2. Now, pick up a stitch by going under the bar of the last stitch knit and the stitch to the left of that stitch and knit through placing this stitch on a 3rd needle.
So that the yarn from the skein is to the back. Pick up one stitch from the cast on stitches. Shift one stitch from each of the other two needles to the crotch needle, needle #3. Knit around decreasing one stitch in the center of the crotch needle so you have 17 stitches. Knit for 2 ½ inches or allow 1/3 inch for shaping, measuring on the outline.
Round 1: (k1, k2tog) 5 times, k2. Round 2: Knit. Round 3: (k2tog) 6 times. Cut yarn and finish as for body of mitten.
Thumb: Slip 15 stitches from the holder to a needle. Join the yarn and knit 8 stitches onto the first needle and 7 stitches onto the second. Pick up 6 stitches from the cast on five for the finger. Shift two stitches from needle #1 and 1 stitch from needle #2 to the crotch needle. Decrease 2 stitches on the first round on needle #3 and 1 or 2 stitches from the other needles until each needle has 6 stitches. Knit around even on 18 stitches until the thumb measures 2 ¾ inches, or allow 1/3 inch for shaping using the outline.
Round 1: (k1, k2tog) 6 times. Round 2: Knit. Round 3: (k2tog) 6 times. Finish as for finger.
Finishing: Pull all ends through to inside of mitten, turning mitten inside out. Work in ends and trim.