Sunday, June 1, 2008
Size 5 US double pointed needles
1 skein of Worsted Weight or DK – Main Color = M/C
1 skein of Worsted Weight or DK – Contrasting Color = C/C
Cuff- With M/C wool, cast on 42 stitches. Divide on 3 needles (14 stitches on each needle). Join, being careful not to twist stitches, K2, P1 around, for 19 rounds or desired length. On the last round, increase 2 stitches on each needle (48 stitches total, 16 on each needle).
Rounds 1 & 2 – with M/C, Purl
Round 3 – Join C/C, K4, slip 2 purl ways, repeat to end of round. Repeat this round 4 more times.
Next Round; Using Main Color, Purl 2 rounds
Next Round; Using Contrasting Color, K1, *slip 2 purl ways, K4, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, K3. Repeat this round 4 more times.
This makes one pattern ( 2 "Bubbles" ). Repeat this pattern once more making 4 "Bubbles"
Beginning with a purl row and M/C, put 8 stitches on a stitch holder. (I usually will purl the first stitch since it is the contrasting color, and put the next 8 stitches…the 2 slipped M/C, the 4 Knitted C/C, and the 2 slipped M/C… on a holder). Then cast on 8 more stitches and purl 2 rounds. Continue the pattern until 6 more "Bubbles" are made, end with 2 purl rounds.
Tip; With M/C,
1st round; K4, K2 together, repeat around
2nd round; K around
3rd round; K3, K2 together, repeat around
4th round; K around
5th round; K2 , K2 together, repeat around
6th round; K around
7th round; K1, K2 together, repeat around
8th round; K around
9th round; K2 together to end and fasten off by leaving a 12" tail. Thread through a needle and draw through all the stitches, weave in on the inside of the mitt.
Thumb; With M/C, pick up 8 stitches and slip the stitches off the stitch holder (16 stitches divided on 3 needles…I usually will put them 6-6-4). Knit 20 rounds or until the desired length. K2 together all around and fasten off.
This pattern was taught to me by 2 women (Angela and Leone) from Nova Scotia