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Easy Skeleton Mittens

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Create the perfect costume for your child. Add this knit mittens to the skeleton sweater and you have a whole ensemble. Knitting the costume is a great way to save money and be thrifty this Halloween, from Bernat Yarns

Make the full costume here!

Materials:

  • Bernat® Berella or Bernat® Super Value-1 ball each of Black and White
  • Set of four size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Sizes:
To fit kid’s palm: 2/4 (6/8) years.
Width around palm of hand: 5 (6) ins [12.5 (15) cm].

Gauge:  19 sts and 25 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Abbreviations
Alt = Alternate(ing).
Beg = Beginning.
Cont = Continue(ity).
Dec = Decrease(ing).
Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
P = Purl.
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Tog = Together.

 

Instructions:
The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

Right Mitten

  1. **Cuff: With MC, cast on 28 (32) sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles as follows: 9 (11) sts on 1st and 2nd needles. 10 sts on 3rd needle. Join in rnd.
     
  2. Work 10 (12) rnds in (K1. P1) ribbing.
     
  3. Knit 8 (10) rnds.**
     
  4. Shape thumb gusset: 1st rnd: K14 (17). Inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. Knit to end of rnd.
     
  5. 2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
     
  6. 3rd rnd: K14 (17). Inc 1 st in next st. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd.
     
  7. 5th rnd: K14 (17). Inc 1 st in next st. K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd.
     
  8. ***Inc 2 sts for thumb gusset, as before on next rnd. 36 (40) sts.
     
  9. Next rnd: K14 (17). Slip next 10 sts onto a safety pin. Cast on 2 sts. Knit to end of rnd. 28 (32) sts.
     
  10. Cont even in rnds until work from top of ribbing measures 5 (6) ins [12.5 (15) cm].
     
  11. Shape top: 1st rnd: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K8 (10). K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
     
  12. 2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
     
  13. 3rd rnd: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K6 (8). K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
     
  14. 5th rnd: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K4 (6). K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
     
  15. Cont in same manner, dec 4 sts as before on next and every following alt rnd to 16 sts. Divide sts onto 2 needles. Graft 2 groups of 8 sts tog.
     
  16. Make thumb:With MC, K10 from safety pin. Pick up and knit 2 sts at base of thumb. Join in rnd. 12 sts.
     
  17. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles. (4 sts on each needle).
     
  18. Knit in rnds for 1¼ (1¾) ins [3 (4.5) cm].
     
  19. Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. Break yarn. Thread end through rem 6 sts. Draw up and fasten securely.***

Left Mitten

  1. Work from ** to ** as given for Right Mitten.
     
  2. Shape thumb gusset: 1st rnd: K12 (13). Inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. Knit to end of rnd.
     
  3. 2nd and alt rnds: Purl.
     
  4. 3rd rnd: K12 (13). Inc 1 st in next st. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd.
     
  5. 5th rnd: K12 (13). Inc 1 st in next st. K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of rnd.
     
  6. Work from *** to *** as given for Right Mitten.
     
  7. With A, embroider bones, using stem stitch and following Chart.
     

 

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