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Bath Spa Mitts

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Spa-quality bath mitts are easy to knit and are luxurious additions to any shower or tub. Knit a couple for a spa-themed gift basket with soaps and/or bath salts. Find this project from Lily Sugar n' Cream with 32 other great gifts ideas in the Homemade Christmas Gift Guide.

Knit Bath Mitts

Materials:

  • Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 4-Ply Worsted Weight 100% Cotton – solids – 2.5 oz/70.9 g – 120 yds/109 m; ombres – 2 oz/56.7 g – 95 yds/86 m  1 ball – Solids or Ombres
  • Knitting Needles: Size 5½ mm (U.S. 9) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • Size 4.50 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook


Tension:
15 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 5½ mm needles in garter st.

Instructions:

Cast on 36 sts.

Work 9 rows garter st (knit every row) noting that first row is wrong side.

Shape thumb: 1st row: (RS). K16. Inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. Knit to end of row.
Knit 3 rows even.
5th row: K16. Inc 1 st in next st. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row.
Knit 3 rows even.
9th row: K16. Inc 1 st in next st. K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row.
Knit 3 rows even.
Cont in this manner, inc 2 sts on next and following 4th rows until there are 48 sts.
Knit 1 row even.
Next row: K29. Turn. Cast on 1 st. K14 (including st on needle after cast on). Turn. Cont on these 14 sts for thumb.
Knit 10 rows even.
Next row: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 10 sts.
Knit 1 row even.
Next row: (K2tog) 5 times. 5 sts. Break yarn leaving a long end. Thread through rem sts. Draw up tightly and fasten securely. Sew thumb seam.
With RS of Mitt facing, join yarn to rem sts. Pick up and knit 2 sts under thumb. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Knit, knitting tog the 2 sts picked up under thumb. 36 sts.
Knit 16 rows even.

Shape top: 1st row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K12. K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. K12. K2tog. K1. 32 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Knit.
3rd row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K10. K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. K10. K2tog. K1. 28 sts.
5th row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K8. K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. K8. K2tog. K1. 24 sts.
7th row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K6. K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. K6. K2tog. K1. 20 sts.
9th row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. K2tog. K1. 16 sts.
11th row: (K2tog) 8 times. 8 sts. Break yarn leaving a long end. Thread through rem sts. Draw up tightly and fasten securely. Sew side seam.

Hanging Loop: With crochet hook, make a chain 2½ ins [6 cm] long. Fasten off. Sew in position at top of side seam as illustrated.

 

 

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