Now, Mom gave me a whole bunch of novelty yarns to work with. Some didn't have labels on them, like the ones I used to make these mittens. They're really cool, but I only had enough to make one mitten. I hope you have enough yarn to make at least two, or more depending on how many hands you have. :) I will be posting pictures soon.
Size 10.5 straight knitting needles
Fuzzy yarn (Yarn A)
Bulky yarn (Yarn B)
Darning or tapestry needle
Directions (make 2)-
Cast on 21 sts in Yarn A.
Row 1: * k1, p1 * to last st., k1.
Row 2: * p1, k1 * to last st., p1.
Repeat rows 1-2 until cuff measures 2 inches.
Switch to Yarn B.
Knit 8 rows in stockinette (k 1 row, p 1 row)
Row 1: k 14 sts., cast on 2 sts, leave remaining sts. unworked
Row 2: Purl across both cast-on sts., p5 cast on 1 st.
Work 6 more rows in stockinette on center 8 sts.
Next row: *k2tog* on all sts. Cut yarn, leaving about 6 in. yarn. Thread ends into tapestry needle, and pull tight. Sew thumb seam.
Row 1: Cast on 5 sts at the base of the thumb. Then, work in stockinette across sts on left needle.
Knit all rows in stockinette until the mitten measures approx. 7 inches from cuff, ending on a purl row.
Next row: Sl 1 as to knit, * k2tog *.
Next row: P1, * p2tog *. Cut yarn, leaving about 24 in. Thread ends into tapestry needle. Draw up tightly, sew up the rest of the mitten. Weave in all ends.
Note: Since the yarn I used was too bulky to fit in the tapestry needle, I used a lighter weight yarn in the same color scheme to do the sewing.
I hope youenjoy your mitten(s)!
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