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In a March Minute Mittens



In a March Minute Mittens

What do you do when you two and a half year old outgrows her mittens halfway through the cold weather? Knit up a pair of these bulky and super fast mitties to keep her toasty.

Yarn: Mosaic Twist by Yarn Bee, Hobby Lobby Brand, one skein of 84 yards, this is gauged for 10mm needles but I knit on 5mm for extra thick mittens.


Needles: 5mm, or whatever gets you 4 st in an inch, I used circular


Gauge: 4 st/ 1 inch




Measurements: will fit hand 6 inches wide at thumb width, 5 inches wide around fingers, and 4.5 inches around wrist ( length can be altered to fit your fast grower when knitting).

CO 18 st


· *K1, P1* rib for 9 rows
· K1, M1R, K16, M1L, K1
· P row
· K1,M1R, K8, M1R, K2, M1L, K8, M1L, K1
· P row
· K10, M1R, K4, M1L, K10
· P row
· K10, M1R, K6, M1L, K10
· P row
· K10, move following 8 sts onto a spare piece of yarn or stitch holder, knit last 10 sts


Stockinette stitch for 2.5 inches ending with a purl row, (or if altering length: 3 rows less length than you need.)


· SSK, K6, K2tog, SSK, K6, K2tog
· P row
· K8, cut yarn, using a tapestry needle and kitchener stitch graft the 16 st together and continue sewing up mitten down the side using mattress stitch.


Pick up 8 live thumb stitches with needle


K and pick up one stitch before 8 stitches in thumb ‘webbing’ area, knit 8 stitches, pick up and knit one more stitch after 8 stitches.


· P row
· K1, M1R, K8, M1L, K1
· K row
· P row
· K row
· P row


Cut yarn and thread through all remaining stitches, sew down side of thumb using mattress stitch and presto! Mitten done.


Make other mitten the same way


For cord cast on 3 stitches and knit without turning ( I-cord) on DPN for desired length to fit across shoulders and down arms.
If there are any problems with the pattern please let me know!

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