Baby- Preemie Mitts
(Copyright 1999 Annie Huntley - Used with permission)



Materials:
Patons Fairytale DK (50 g balls) (baby yarn).
1 ball will make 4 pairs of Mitts
You can make these for 3-5 lbs, 5-8 lbs, or 8-12 lbs  babies.

3 1/4 mm (U.S. 3) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles

22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) with 4 mm needles in stocking st.

With 3 1/4 mm needles cast on 25 (27-29) sts.
1st row: (Right side) K1, *P1, K1.  Repeat * to end of row.
2nd row:  P1, *K1, P1.  Repeat from * to end of row.
Work 6 rows in K1, P1 ribbing in total.

Change to 4 mm needles and work 10 (12 - 14) rows in stocking st thus
ending with right side facing for next row.

Shape top:  Next row: K1, (Sl1K, K1, psso. K7 (8 - 9), K2 tog, K1) twice.
21 (23 - 25) sts on needle.

Next row:  Purl

Next row:  K1, (Sl1K, K1, psso, K5 (6 - 7), K2tog, K1) twice.  17 (19 - 21)
sts on needle.

Next row: Purl. Cast off.

Sew top and side seams.  Do Not Press.



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