Wednesday, August 09, 2006

FREE: Fast & Easy Flat Mitten Knitting Pattern



liane's flat mittens, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

Fast & Easy Flat Mittens
By Liane Schwartz



Materials
● 7.5mm straight Needles
● 100m Super Bulky yarn (calls for 9mm to 10mm needles)
● small stitch holder or scrap yarn (a lg safety pin works well)


Size
Total Length: 10.5”/27cm
Palm: 5.5”/14cm wide
Cuff: 4”/10cm wide, 3”/8cm long
Fingers: 4”/10 cm wide, 5”/13cm long
Thumb: 2”/5.5cm long

Gauge
10sts & 15 rows = 4”/10cm


Abbreviations
K knit
K2tog knit 2 stitches together (decrease)
M1 Make 1 stitch: increase made by lifting the band of yarn between the stitches, twist it, place it on left needle and work it. To twist left, turn stitch left, to twist right, turn stitch right.
P purl
R row
Rep repeat
RS Right Side (knit side)
St stitch
St st stocking stitch (k 1 row, p1 row)
WS Wrong Side (purl side)

Directions
R1-10 Cast on 22sts, work in K1, P1 rib for 3 inches/10 rows.
R11 (RS) K1, *M1, K2; rep from * to last 2 sts, M1, K1. (29 sts)
R12-18 Work in St st.
R19 M1 on the 10th & 18th stitches.
R20 M1 on the 10th & 22nd stitches.
R21 K11, place 10 sts on a holder, K11.
R22-32 Work in St st.
R33 *K2tog, K3; rep from * to end.
R34 Work in St st.
R35 *K2tog, K2; rep from * to end.
Break Yarn, thread through darning needle and thread through remaining stitches. Pull tight and fasten off. Sew side seam using mattress stitch.



Thumb
Pick up remaining 10 stitches from holder and work in st st for 5 rows.
Next Row: *K2tog; rep from * to end. (5 sts)
Break Yarn, thread through darning needle and thread through remaining stitches. Pull tight and fasten off. Sew seam using mattress stitch. Weave in ends.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful pattern! I found it very easy for a beginner and the fact that I didnt need to use dpns to make it was fantastic!

danielle said...

I have what is I'm sure a nitwit (no pun intended - ha!) question ... I have my stitches on the holder for the thumb and am at the point on the "body" of the mitten where it says to break the yarn, etc. ... This I understand. But what yarn do I then use to knit the thumb? Thanks for any helpful comments, and for sparing me the deserved derisive comments about my idiocy! :-)

Anonymous said...

I really love that ther eis no double pointed needles. I have been looking for a chunky knit/no dpns and this is just perfect! thanks :o)

Anonymous said...

I might have liked to use this pattern, but half of the directions were obscured by advertising verbiage on the right half of the screen making this pattern useless.

Haley said...

whoops! looks like something happened to the formatting. i'll go in and take care of that!

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Haley said...

there we go, all better!

Chris J. said...

Hey, I'm trying to do this pattern, and in the 11th row I think your instructions are fudged. I k1, *m1, k2, repeating the pattern from the *. However, when I finished with this row, I had... 33 stitches. What is going on?

Emily said...

Oo that happened to me too. What are we doing wrong?!

elw1987 said...

Hey, I am having the same problem as Chris J and Emily...can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong?!

windey73 said...

Same problem here...will muddle on and see how big it gets with more increase rows.

windey73 said...

And it seems that row 12 would be the right side as that begins the st st with the knit rows facing out. Still muddling thru :-)

raidb said...

I'm having the same problem as above! Did anyone find a way of sorting it?
Thanks