|1. Warm winter mittens available in three sizes: large (adult woman), medium (older child), and small (younger child).|
|2. Knit Thumb of Mitten:|
|3. Knit double stitch using 2 strands of yarn as one. To do double stitch, e-wrap (wrapping pegs so that from above it looks like the lowercase cursive e) 9 pegs of blue round loom back and forth until 3 loops on each peg. Knit off (pulling bottom loop over top 2 loops). TIP: Be sure to wrap each row loosely to make it easier to knit off.|
|4. Continue wrapping back and forth for 18* rows, knitting off after each row.|
|5. Remove from loom by threading 12" tail of yarn through yarn needle. Pull needle through each loop on peg. With all loops on tail of yarn, pull loops off pegs and pull tight (like you would top of hat). Tie off, but do not cut tail. Turn thumb inside out and using tail of yarn stitch down length of thumb to complete it. Turn thumb right side out and set aside.|
|6. Knit Body of Mitten:|
|7. E-wrap using two strands of yarn as one on 22** pegs of blue round loom.|
|8. Start wrapping in opposite direction as for flat piece, but e-wrap 22nd peg, purl 21st peg, e-wrap 20th peg and purl 19th peg, continuing this pattern until reach first peg (should be purl stitch). To purl stitch, lay yarn below previous wrapped loop. Then slide down yarn hook through top loop. Grab yarn strand with hook and pull it up through top loop. Lift everything off peg and place new loop back on peg.|
|9. Turn around and start back, purling first peg, e-wrapping 2nd peg, purling 3rd peg, etc. This pattern will create ribbing which will help make tighter fit around wrist. Do this pattern for 14 rows. Using double stitch, knit rest of mitten 49** rows.|
|10. Thread 24" piece of yarn on yarn needle. Thread yarn through each loop on each peg and pull mitten body off pegs. Pull tail ends tight and tie knot on inside of mitten. With mitten inside out, stitch side of mitten closed.|
|11. Insert thumb of mitten just above ribbing and stitch in place. Then continue stitching until length of mitten is closed. Weave ends of yarn into body of mitten.|
|12. Now is the test. Turn the mitten right side out and it should look like a mitten with the thumb in the proper place. If it looks like a saguaro cactus, then you have the thumb too high and you need to take out the stitching and redo. If it looks awkward and wrong, it probably is.|
|13. These mittens have no right or left hand, so make a second one and you will have a pair of mittens.|
Glossary of Terms: DOUBLE STITCH: Wrapping three loops on each peg and knitting off by pulling bottom loop over top two loops and off peg.
PURL STITCH: Lay working yarn below previously wrapped loop. Then slide down yarn hook through top loop. Grab yarn strand with hook and pull it up through top loop. Lift everything off peg and place new loop back on peg.
What you will need:
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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