TWEEDY MITTENS
v.2 (updated Aug 2010)

revision includes yarn choice edits

A great pair of classic mittens with a trendy stripe pattern, knit with worsted wool and a wool silk blend.
Very warm and super cool.

SIZE: to fit average sized womans hand

MATERIALS

: (MC) 1 ball Plymouth Galway Highland

: (CC) 1 skein Peace Fleece Worsted

: US 7 double pointed needles (4)
or size to get
gauge of: 5 sts = 1"

abbreviations are at the bottom of the page

LEFT MITTEN
- Using US 7 dp and MC, cast on 30 sts and divide evenly between 3 needles (10 sts each needle), mark beginning of round and call the first needle "needle 1"
- work k2, p1 ribbing for 17 rounds
- switch to CC, k 2 rounds
- switch to MC, k 3 rounds

NOTE:  you don't have to cut the yarn when switching colors, knit the dropped yarn into the back of the 2nd to last stitch of the next round (like fairisle)

INCREASE ROUNDS
round one CC
    needle 1 - k to 2 sts from end, m1, k2
    needle 2 - k1, m1, k to end
    needle 3 - k across
round two CC
    k across all needles
round three MC
    needle 1 - k to 2 sts from end, m1, k2
    needle 2 - k2, m1, k to end
    needle 3 - k across
round four MC
    k across all needles
round five CC
    needle 1 - k to 2 sts from end, m1, k2
    needle 2 - k3, m1, k to end
    needle 3 - k across
round six CC
    k across all needles
round seven MC
    needle 1 - k to 2 sts from end, m1, k2
    needle 2 - k4, m1, k to end
    needle 3 - k across
round eight CC
    k across all needles
round nine CC
    needle 1 - k to 2 sts from end, m1, k2
    needle 2 - k5, m1, k to end
    needle 3 - k across
round ten CC
    k across all needles
round eleven CC
    needle 1 - k to 2 sts from end, m1, k2
    needle 2 - k6, m1, k to end
    needle 3 - k across
round twelve CC
    k across all needles
round thirteen CC
    needle 1 - k to 5 sts from end, place
                    5 sts onto holder
    needle 2 - place first 5 sts onto holder,
                    k to end
    needle 3 - k across

 

-with sts remaining on needles, knit 2 rounds CC, 1 round MC, 2 rounds CC, 2 rounds MC, 2 rounds CC, 7 rounds MC
-next round: k across needle 1, k across needle 2.  then on needle 3, k to 2 sts from end, transfer these 2 sts to the beg of needle 1.  then take sts from the beg of needle 2 and transfer to the end of needle 1 to equal 16 sts. then divide the sts on needles 2 & 3 evenly.

DECREASE ROUNDS
round one
    needle 1 - k1, k2tog, k to 3 from end, ssk, k1
    needle 2 - k1, k2tog, k to end
    needle 3 - k to 3 sts from end, ssk, k1
round two
(and ALL even rounds)
    needle 1 - k across
    needle 2 - k across
    needle 3 - k across

-repeat rounds 1 & 2 two more times
-next round: *k2tog* across every needle
-next round: *k2tog* across every needle
-pull yarn through remaining sts to close.

THUMB
-move sts from holder onto 2 dp needles, distribute evenly
-with another dp, pick up 4 sts along glove edge
-k 5 rounds CC and then 5 rounds MC
-next round: *k2tog* across every needle
-pull yarn through remaining sts to close.

 

RIGHT MITTEN
work same as right, but at the INCREASE ROUNDS, work as follows:

INCREASE ROUNDS
round one CC
    needle 1 - k across
    needle 2 - k to 1 st from end, m1, k1
    needle 3 - k2, m1, k to end
round two CC
    k across all needles
round three MC
    needle 1 - k across
    needle 2 - k to 2 sts from end, m1, k2
    needle 3 - k2, m1, k to end
round four MC
    k across all needles
round five CC
    needle 1 - k across
    needle 2 - k to 3 sts from end, m1, k3
    needle 3 - k2, m1, k to end
round six CC
    k across all needles
round seven MC
    needle 1 - k across
    needle 2 - k to 4 sts from end, m1, k4
    needle 3 - k2, m1, k to end

round eight CC
    k across all needles
round nine CC
    needle 1 - k across
    needle 2 - k to 5 sts from end, m1, k5
    needle 3 - k2, m1, k to end
round ten CC
    k across all needles
round eleven CC
    needle 1 - k across
    needle 2 - k to 6 sts from end, m1, k6
    needle 3 - k2, m1, k to end
round twelve CC
    k across all needles
round thirteen CC
    needle 1 - k across
    needle 2 - k to 5 sts from end, place
                    5 sts onto holder
    needle 3 - place first 5 sts onto holder,
                    k to end

- with sts remaining on needles, knit 2 rounds CC, 1 round MC, 2 rounds CC, 2 rounds MC, 2 rounds CC, 8 rounds MC
-next round: k 2 sts on needle 1 and transfer to the end of needle 3.  then take sts from the beginning of needle 2 and transfer them to the end of needle 1 to equal 16 sts.  then divide the sts on needles 2 & 3 evenly.

NEXT: continue at Decrease Rounds (same as left mitten)

 

Abbreviations:
sts = stitches
k = knit
beg = beginning
k2tog = knit 2 together
ssk = slip two sts knitwise, knit tog thru back loop
m1 = insert left needle in top of loop just below next st, knit loop  (or pick up stitch with right needle and place it onto left needle)
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