Dec 28, 2018

Basic Chunky Mittens

LOOM:  24 peg, Premium Chunky Round Loom (mint color loom)

YARN:  Approx 110 yds of bulky weight merino wool. Malabrigo Chunky in Paris Night color. 100g (3.53oz), 104 yds (95 m)

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle

GAUGE: 6.5 sts x 10 rows = 2 inches in stockinette

SIZE:  Fits adult size women

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch or u-stitch

p=purl stitch

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=round(s)

INSTRUCTIONS
(make 2)

Cast on 24 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1-18: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next 18 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Remove the first 4 stitches (from pegs 1-4) off the knitting loom and onto a piece of scrap yarn. The first 4 pegs are empty.

Cast on 4 stiches with the ewrap method. K to end of rnd. (24 stitches back on the loom).

Next 25 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Bind off with gather removal method. Weave all ends in.

Thumb Instructions

Thumb is worked as a flat panel over 8 stitches as follows:

Place the 4 live stitches from the piece of scrap yarn back on the knitting loom. Leaving a 10-inch beginning yarn tail, form a slip knot and place the slip knot 2 pegs to the right from the first stitch, cast on 1, knit 4 (the ones from the project), cast on with the ewrap method. (8 sts total on the loom).

Next 22 rows: k to end of row.

Bind off with flat removal method. Cut yarn leaving a 110-inch yarn tail end.

Thread the yarn tail end through a tapestry needle. Mattress stitch seam the bind off edge of the thumb to the cast on edge of the thumb (see photo below for assistance).

Using the mattress stitch method, seam down the sides of the thumb, and down the sides.

Weave all tail ends.

 

 

 

 

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