Tip-Down Baby Mittens
Size: Newborn / 3-6 months/ 6-9 months
Yarn: I’ve used two strands of Drop’s Alpaca (sport weight yarn), but you could use one strand of any worsted weight yarn or two strands of sock yarn.. Anything but bulky yarn. You need about 25 grams.
Gauge: Not important. Really. You are knitting these from the tip down and using your measurement tape to decide when you are done. But my gauge was about 22 st. per 10 cm.
Needles: I’ve made these using the Magic Loop Method knitting on a circular needle, but you could easily adjust the pattern to using 3 DPN’s or two circs. Mine were made on a 4 mm needle, but you should use the size that is appropriate for your yarn and tension.
St = Stitches
K = knit, P = purl
Kfb = Increase by knitting in front of back of stitch.
K2tgt = Knit 2 st together, to decrease 1 st.
Pattern: Cast on 8 st using Emily Ocker’s Cast On. Distribute the st to make ready for MagicLoop Knitting, 4 st on each side.
Round 1: Kfb in all stitches, so you now have 8 st on each side, 16 st total.
Round 2: Knit all stitches.
Round 3: *K1, kfb, kàsecond last stitch, kfb, k1* two times.
Round 4: Knit all stitches
Repeat round 3 and 4 until half of the mitten (one side) measures app. 6,5cm/7 cm /8cm (13 cm/14cm/16cm total). Pull the cast on thread to close the hole at top.
Continue in stockinette stitch until the mitten measures 8 cm/9cm/9cm from the top.
Next round, decrease 4 st like this: *K1, K2tgt, kàthird last stitch, K2tgt, K1* twice.
Now do a k2,p2 ribbing for 3 cm/4cm/5cm and cast off in pattern.
Repeat for second mitten.
Weave in ends and block. Then send me a message on Ravelry (I’m MariaDenmark) or on my blog: Wool and Weeds and let me know that you have made these.
You may use this pattern for knitting for any purpose you like – including selling items made from it.
Have fun (and hey, If you sew, check out my shop: ShopONION.com with Danish design Sewing Patterns)!