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Mittens for the Whole Family

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With some fun yarn colors, you can make Mittens for the Whole Family!  This collection of handmade mittens from Red Heart Yarn makes a pair for dad, mom, and a little one!  This set would be a great gift for a new family or a fun craft to do when the nights are cold!

Mittens for the Whole Family

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 624 Tea Leaf A, 964 Primary B, and 319 Cherry Red C
  • Double Pointed Knitting Needles: 3.5 mm [US 4] and 3.75 mm [US 5]
  • 3 Stitch markers
  • Small stitch holder
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE: 18 sts = 4”; 28 Rounds = 4” in Stockinette stitch.  CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.
Special Abbreviation
M1 (make one stitch) = Lift running thread before next stitch onto left needle and knit into the back loop.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C, = color A, B, C; k = knit; k2tog = knit next two sts together; mm = millimeters; p = purl; St st = Stockinette stitch (knit every round); st(s) = stitch(es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
 

Instructions:

Mittens Sized for Children (Women, Men).
Directions are for smallest size; changes for larger sizes are in parentheses.
Hand Circumference: 5½ (7¾, 9½)”
Length from wrist to fingertips: 6 (10½, 12)”
Stripe Sequence
Children’s Version: * 3 Rounds B, 2 Rounds A; repeat from *.
Women’s Version: * 3 Rounds A, 2 Rounds C; repeat from *.

MITTENS (make 2):

Cuff Ribbing:

  1. With smaller needles and A (C, C), cast on 24 (36, 44) sts.
     
  2. Divide evenly among 3 dpns, place marker for beginning of round and join being careful not to twist sts.
     
  3. Round 1: * K2, p2; repeat from * around . Repeat Round 1 for 1¾ (3, 3½)”.
     

Begin Pattern:

  1. Change to larger needles, begin St st, and k1 (1, 0) round even.
     
  2. For children’s and women’s sizes only:  Join B (A), and begin Stripe sequence.
     
  3. For all sizes:  Work even until piece measures 2¼ (4½, 5)” from beginning.
     

Thumb Gusset:

  1. Round 1: K11 (17, 21), place marker, k1, M1, k1, place marker, k to end–25 (37, 45) sts.
     
  2. Round 2 and all even rounds: Knit even.
     
  3. Round 3: K11 (17, 21), M1, k3, M1, k to end–27 (39, 47) sts.
     
  4. Round 5: K11 (17, 21), M1, k5, M1, k to end–29 (41, 49) sts.
     
  5. Round 7: K11 (17, 21), M1, k7, M1, k to end–31 (43, 51) sts.

For women’s and men’s sizes only:

  1. Round 9: K17 (21), M1, k9, M1, k to end–45 (53) sts.
     
  2. Round 11: K17 (21), M1, k11, M1, k to end–47 (55) sts.
     
  3. Round 13: K17 (21), M1, k13, M1, k to end–49 (57) sts.

For men’s size only:

  1. Round 15: K21, M1, k15, M1, k to end–59 sts.


Hand:

For all sizes:

  1. Next Round: K11 (17, 21), place next 9 (15, 17) sts on holder for thumb, cast on 2 (1, 0) sts, k to end–24 (35, 42) sts. Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 5 (9 10½)” from beginning.

For children’s and women’s sizes only:

  1. End with round 3 of B (A), and continue in A (C) only.
     

Shape Mitten Top:

For all sizes:

  1. Round 1 and all odd rounds: Knit even.
     
  2. Round 2: * K4 (5, 5), k2tog; repeat from * around–20 (30, 36) sts.
     
  3. Round 4: * K3 (4, 4), k2tog; repeat from * around–16 (25, 30) sts.
     
  4. Round 6: * K2 (3, 3), k2tog; repeat from * around–12 (20, 24) sts.

For children’s size only:

  1. Round 7: * K1, k2tog; repeat from * around–8 sts.
     
  2. Round 8: * K2tog; repeat from * around–4 sts.

For women’s and men’s sizes only:

  1. Round 8: * K2, k2tog; repeat from * around–15 (18) sts.
     
  2. Round 10: * K1, k2tog; repeat from * around–10 (12) sts.
     
  3. Round 12: * K2tog; repeat from * around–5 (6) sts.

For all sizes:

  1. Cut yarn, leaving a 6” tail. Thread through remaining sts, pull tightly to secure.


Thumb:

  1. Divide 9 (15, 17) sts from holder onto 3 dpns. Continue in pattern as established and work 1 round even, picking up 1 st between hand and thumb at end of row–10 (16, 18) sts. Work even until thumb measures ¾ (1½, 1¾)”.

For children’s size only:

  1. Round 1: K1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog–7 sts.
     
  2. Round 2: Knit even.
     
  3. Round 3: K2tog, k1, k2tog, k2tog–4sts.

For women’s size only:

  1. Round 1: * K2, k2tog; repeat from * around–12 sts.
     
  2. Rounds 2 and 4: Knit even.
     
  3. Round 3: * K1, k2tog; repeat from * around–8 sts.
     
  4. Round 5: * K2tog; repeat from * around–4 sts.

For men’s size only:

  1. Round 1: [K2, k2tog, k1, k2tog] 2 times, k2, k2tog–13 sts.
     
  2. Rounds 2 and 4: Knit even.
     
  3. Round 3: [K1, k2tog, k2tog] 2 times, k1, k2tog–8 sts.
     
  4. Round 5: * K2tog; repeat from * around–4 sts.
     

For all sizes:

  1. Cut yarn leaving a 6” tail. Thread through remaining sts, pull tightly to secure.
     
  2. Weave in yarn ends.
     

 

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