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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mittenz


Materials:

Worsted wt yarn and 2 different color markers

Gauge: 4.5 - 5 sts = 1inch with worsted wt yarn.

Use whatever needles that get close to this gauge.

Size – Child’s or small woman’s

Ridge count is for right side of mitten.


CO 82 sts

1. Right Mitten: K29, pm (thumb tip), K22, pm (fingertip), K31 (82 sts) - Ridge 1

Left Mitten: K31, pm (fingertip), K22, pm (thumb tip), K29 (82sts) – Ridge 1

2. K across increasing -Kfb - before and after markers (86sts)

3. K across all sts - Ridge 2

4. Knit across increasing before and after markers (90 sts)

5. K across all sts - Ridge 3

6. Knit across increasing before and after fingertip marker but start to decrease before and after the thumb tip marker by K2tog & SSK (90 sts)

7. K across all sts - Ridge 4

8. Repeat Row 6 (90 sts)

9. K across all sts - Ridge 5

10. Right Mitten: K 51 sts and bind off next 20 sts, knit to end (do not remove finger tip marker)

Left Mitten: K 19, bind off 20, knit to end (do not remove finger tip marker)

11. Knit across closing up thumb gap (70sts) – Ridge 6

12. K across all sts

13. K across all sts - Ridge 7

14. K across all sts

15. K across all sts - Ridge 8

16. K across all sts

17. K across all sts - Ridge 9

18. K across, decreasing before and after marker - K2tog & SSK (68sts)

19. K across all sts - Ridge 10

20. K across, decreasing before and after marker - K2tog & SSK (66sts)

21. K across all sts - Ridge 11

22. K across, decreasing before and after marker - K2tog & SSK (64sts)

23. K across all sts - Ridge 12

24. K across, decreasing before and after marker - K2tog & SSK (62sts)

25. Bind off - Ridge 13.

Notes:

Increase by knitting in the front and back of the stitch – Kfb

Seam with right sides facing by whip stitching or however you like.

If you make your mitten just one color then I think it does not matter which side is which, but I did not like the way my seam looked when I had the first ridge on the reverse.

When I join the gap that the thumb bind off stitches create, I use the “cross over join” method.

Crossover join diagram here and a video here.

Originally these had a short row in the center but they fit the same with our without it so I decided to omit the short row. If anyone really would like to work the short row it is done on rows 12-14

12. K58, turn, leaving 12 sts unworked

13. Slip 1st st and K45, turn, leaving 12 sts unworked. - Ridge 7

14. Slip 1st st and K across to end of row.

by Mariella Apodaca 2007

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Longways Sideways Mittens



Sideways Mittens - The Long Way Version by Mariella Apodaca 2006

Needles to give Gauge - I’m a loose knitter, so I use #5’s

Gauge: 4-4.5 sts = 1 inch with Worsted Wt Yarn

CO 28 (32), place marker, CO 28 (32) more.

Rows & Ridges

1. K 56 (64) across, slipping marker (Ridge 1)

2. K across inc before and after marker 58 (66) sts

3. Knit across all sts slipping marker (Ridge 2)

4. K across inc before and after marker 60 (68) sts

5. Knit across all sts slipping marker (Ridge 3)

6. K across inc before and after marker 62 (70) sts

7. Knit across all sts slipping marker (Ridge 4)

8. K across inc before and after marker 64 (72) sts

9. Knit across all sts slipping marker (Ridge 5)

10. Knit 55 (61), wrap next st, turn

11. K46 (50) , wrap next st , turn (Ridge 6)

12. Knit across, slipping marker and picking up wrapped sts

13. Knit across, slipping marker and picking up wrapped sts (Ridge 7)

14. Knit 55 (61), wrap next st, turn

15. K46 (50) , wrap next st , turn (Ridge 8)

16. Knit across, slipping marker and picking up wrapped sts

17. Repeat row 16, and at the same time dec before and after marker – 62 (70) sts (Ridge 9)

18. Knit across all sts slipping marker

19. K across dec before and after marker 60 (68) sts (Ridge 10)

20. Knit across all sts slipping marker

21. K across dec before and after marker 58 (66) sts (Ridge 11)

22. Knit across all sts slipping marker

23. K across dec before and after marker 56 (64) sts (Ridge 12)

24. BO 37 (45) sts

Begin Thumb

1. Place last st back on LH needle and CO 6 (8) sts on LH needle for thumb, K to end of row.

2. K across 25 (27)sts (Ridge 1)

3. Short rows: K 9 (11), wrap next st and turn (don't forget to pick up previous wrapped st)

4. K 9 (11) (Ridge 2)

5. K 11 (13) , wrap next st and turn

6. K 11 (13) (Ridge 3)

7. K 13 (15), wrap next st and turn

8. K 13 (15) , (Ridge 4)

9. Knit 16 (17), wrap next st and turn

10. K 16 (17) (Ridge 5)

11. K 13 (15), wrap next st and turn

12. K 13 (15) , (Ridge 6)

13. K 11 (13), wrap next st and turn

14. K 11 (13) (Ridge 7)

15. K 9 (11), wrap next st and turn

16. K 9 (11) (Ridge 8)

17. K across 25 (27) sts

18. Knit across 25 (27) sts (Ridge 9)

19. Bind off and seam up the sides and thumb. Here is how it should look with the thumb added on last.

Notes:

Feel free to work short rows any way you prefer. I used the traditional Short Row Wrap and Pick Up because that is what I know best. Just don't forget to pick up the wrapped sts on the way back!

If you don't want to work short rows, just omit them by knitting rows 9-16 in plain garter stitch. You won't have that "gathered in" look at the wrist, and they might be a little loose for smaller wrist sizes, but they are easier to work.

If you want to add on extra stitches for a longer cuff, place a marker before and after the extra stitches, and follow the directions using the original stitch counts, but starting from the markers. Here I added on 5 extras stitches at the beginning and end (the cuff parts).


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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Original Sideways Mittens - 2 Sizes


About 2 ounces of worsted wt yarn and whatever needles to get gauge
Gauge: 4-4.5 sts = 1 inch

Child sized

1st Side - CO 28 (RS)
Rows:
1. K 28
2. Inc in 1st st, K across (29 sts)
3. Knit 29
4. Inc in 1st st, K across (30 sts)
5. Knit 30
6. Inc in 1st st, K across (31 sts)
7. Knit 31, turn
8. Inc in 1st st, K across (32 sts)
9. Knit 32 - 5 ridges made on right side
10. Knit 23, turn (short row)
11. Slip 1st st, knit to end
12. Knit 32
13. Knit 32
14. Knit 23, turn (short row)
15. Slip 1st st, knit to end
16. Knit 32
17. K across, dec last 2 sts (31 sts)
18. Knit 31, turn
19. K across, dec last 2 sts (30 sts)
20. Knit 30
21. K across, dec last 2 sts (29 sts)
22. Knit 29
23. K across, dec last 2 sts (28 sts) - 12 ridges on right side

**Note: you can work short rows any way you like.

Thumb
1. BO 9; place last st back on LH needle; then CO 6 sts on LH needle for thumb, K across
2. K across 25 sts
3. Short rows: K 9, turn
4. Slip 1, K across 8
5. K 11, turn
6. Slip 1, K across 10
7. K 13, turn
8. Slip 1, K across 12
9. Knit 16, turn
10. Slip 1st st, knit to end
11. K 13, turn
12. Slip 1, K across 12
13. K 11, turn
14. Slip 1, K across 10
15. K 9, turn
16. Slip 1, K across 8
17. K across 25 sts
18. K across 25 sts
19. BO 6 sts of thumb

Place last st back on LH needle - CO 9 sts on LH needle - K across 28 sts
Thumb has 9 ridges on RS

2nd Side
1. K across, inc in last st (29 sts)
2. Knit 29
3. K across, inc in last st (30 sts)
4. Knit 30
5. K across, inc in last st (31 sts)
6. Knit 31, turn
7. K across, inc in last st (32 sts) - 4 ridges made on RS
8. Knit 23, turn (short row)
9. Slip 1st st, knit to end
10. Knit 32
11. Knit 32
12. Knit 23, turn (short row)
13. Slip 1st st, knit to end
14. Knit 32
15. Knit 32
16. Knit 32
17. K across, dec last 2 sts (31 sts) 18. Knit 31, turn
19. K across, dec last 2 sts (30 sts)
20. Knit 30
21. K across, dec last 2 sts (29 sts)
22. Knit 29
23. K across, dec last 2 sts (28 sts) Bind off all sts - sew up seams – make another
There should be 12 ridges on each mitten side - count from the tip end, not the wrist end.


Adult Sized - Longer Cuffs


Revised 4/4/2008



About 2 ounces of worsted wt yarn and whatever needles to get gauge
Gauge: 4-4.5 sts = 1 inch

CAST ON - 40

1. K 40
2. Inc in 1st st, K across (41 sts)
3. Knit 41
4. Inc in 1st st, K across (42 sts)
5. Knit 42
6. Inc in 1st st, K across (43 sts)
7. Knit 43, turn
8. Inc in 1st st, K across (44 sts)
9. Knit 44
10. Inc in 1st st, K across (45 sts)

11. Knit 45- 6 ridges made on right side
12. Knit 33, turn (short row)
13. Slip 1st st, knit to end
14. Knit 45
15. Knit 45 – 8th ridge
16. Knit 45
17. Knit 45 – 9th ridge
18. Knit 33, turn (short row)

19. Slip 1st st, knit to end
20. Knit 45
21. K across, dec last 2 sts (44 sts)
22. Knit 44, turn
23. K across, dec last 2 sts (43 sts)
24. Knit 43
25. K across, dec last 2 sts (42 sts)
26. Knit 42
27. K across, dec last 2 sts (41 sts)
28. Knit 41
29. K across, dec last 2 sts (40 sts)
15 ridges on right side


Thumb

1. BO 15; place last st back on LH needle;
CO 9 sts on LH needle for thumb, K across

2. K across 34 sts – 1st ridge
3. Short rows: K 13, turn
4. Slip 1, K across 12
5. K 15, turn
6. Slip 1, K across 14
7. K 17, turn
8. Slip 1, K across 16 – 4th ridge
9. Knit across 34 sts
10. Knit across 34 sts
11. Knit across 34 sts
12. Knit across 34 sts – 6th ridge
13. Knit 17, turn
14. Slip 1st st, knit to end
15. K 15, turn
16. Slip 1, K across 14 – 8th ridge
17. K 13, turn
18. Slip 1, K across 12
19. Knit across 34 sts
20. Knit across 34 sts – 10th ridge
21. BO 9 sts of thumb
Place last st back on LH needle
CO 15 sts on LH needle
K across 40 sts


2nd Side

1. K across, inc in last st (41 sts) 1st ridge
2. Knit 41
3. K across, inc in last st (42 sts)
4. Knit 42
5. K across, inc in last st (43 sts)
6. Knit 43, turn
7. K across, inc in last st (44 sts)
8. Knit 44
9. K across, inc in last st (45 sts) – 5th ridge
10. Knit 33, turn (short row)
11. Slip 1st st, knit to end
12. Knit 45
13. Knit 45
14. Knit 45
15. Knit 45 – 8th ridge
16. Knit 33, turn (short row)

17. Slip 1st st, knit to end
18. Knit 45
19. Knit 45 – 10th ridge
20. Knit 45
21. K across, dec last 2 sts (44 sts) 11th ridge
22. Knit 44, turn
23. K across, dec last 2 sts (43 sts)
24. Knit 43
25. K across, dec last 2 sts (42 sts)
26. Knit 42
27. K across, dec last 2 sts (41 sts)
28. Knit 41
29. K across, dec last t sts (40 sts)
Bind off all sts - sew up seams – make another


by Mariella Apodaca 2005

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