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Bev's THE Mitts!
(add 4 sts and 4 rows in hand length to make MEN's) for gifts or for Shelters
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My mum liked to make mittens and I guess I inherited that from her.  This is a plain, ordinary simple mitten made on 2 needles--the kind I like to make. It was an old pattern of mums.  I like to knit the mitts both at the same time by casting them both on when I start.  Just use 2 balls of yarn, or the inside and the outside of one skein
Variation:  They can be made into fingerless mitts.


4 oz of 4 ply worsted weight yarn will make 2 pairs (or doubling the yarn will make one warmer pair.)
Size 8 needles (size 6 needles for smaller mittens)
1 yarn sewing needle
Gauge with size 8 needles = 5 sts=1"  6 rows = 1"

Ladies MITTENS:  Make 2 the same
Start at the cuff and cast on 32 sts.  Now work in a ribbing of k2, p2 for 18 rows.
Knit across the next row, increasing 4 sts evenly across the row.
Purl 1 row
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Start Increases for the THUMB
Knit 17 sts, place a marker on needle, increase 1 st in each of the next 2 sts, place a marker on needle - 4 sts between markers, knit to end of row.
Purl 1 row.
Continue in stockinette st, (knit one row, purl one row) increasing
1st after 1st marker and before 2nd marker on knit rows only until there are 14 sts between markers, knit to end of row.
Purl 1 row
Knit 1 row without increasing.
Next row:  Purl 18 and slip these sts onto a stitch holder, purl next 12 sts of thumb, slip rem. 18 sts onto a 2nd stitch holder

THUMB
Work in stockinette st for 10 rows. 
(do just 5 rows, and then 5 rows of ribbing, k1,p1- for FINGERLESS VERSION - bind off)

Next row knit 2 tog. across row.
Cut yarn leaving a 6" tail of yarn.  Weave the yarn through the remaining thumb sts and fasten.  Sew the thumb seam.
 

Rest of hand: Attach yarn at beginning of 2nd sts holder on wrong side of work and purl to the end of the row.
Next row: Knit across 18 sts, knit the 18 sts from the 1st st holder   (36 sts on needle)
Knit across row (decreasing 2 sts on this row only.)
Purl across row
Continue in stockinette st for 22 more rows (or your desired hand length)
(do just 5 rows, and then 10 rows of ribbing, k1,p1- for FINGERLESS VERSION - bind off) 

DECREASE TOP OF MITTEN
Row 1: *Knit 2sts together , knit 2, repeat from * across row, ending
knit 2 sts together.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *Knit 2 sts together, knit 1, repeat from *across row, ending
K1.
Row 4: Purl 2 together across row.  Cut yarn leaving 12" yarn for seaming the mitten.  Draw yarn through remaining sts and sew seam at side.
Make mitten #2 the same way.
 
 
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