Mittens and gloves are next in the list of my favorites, socks being the first ones. Mittens are just like socks, except you wear them on your hands :). They are small enough to carry around and yet you can use intricate designs on them to keep your mind excited.
Just like socks have the challenge of a heel, mittens and gloves have the challenge of a thumb! How do we create a thumb opening or the thumb for that matter. In the next two postings, I am going to show you how to create the opening for the thumb and then how to create the thumb for the mittens.
Yarn: Knit Picks Chroma, worsted (one of my favorite yarns!)
Notions: knitting tool, stitch holder, tapestry needle
Size: Adult women (small hands).
k=knit stitch or flat stitch
GBO=Gather Bind off
Rnd 1-14: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Rnd 15-33: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 34: Remove the first 7 sts to a stitch holder (see video). Cut yarn coming from the last peg, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join yarn to peg 8. K from peg 8 to the end of rnd.
Rnd 35: With yarn coming from the last peg (peg 32),CO 7 sts ( e-wrap the first 7 pegs (see video)), k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 36-72: k to the end of rnd.
Check back later in the week for how to do the thumb 🙂
Check out the video on creating the thumb opening.