Friday, 21 October 2011

Festive Friday #2 - Mini Mittens

Mini Mitten decoration
For this week's Festive Friday Pickle-Lily proudly presents .... Mini Mitten decoration!

Using Sirdar Snowflake Double knitting and 3mm needles cast on 24 stitches.

Knit 6 rows - garter stitch. Change to main colour in double knit.
Purl 1 row.
Knit 3, Make 1 by picking up the loop between stitches, knit 6, make 1. knit 6, make 1, knit 6, make 1, knit 3 (28 stitches).
Purl 1 row
Knit 12, make 1, knit 4, make 1, mnit 12 (30 stitches).
Stocking stitch 3 rows.
Knit 12, make 1. knit 6, make 1, knit 12 (32 stitches).
Stocking stitch 3 rows.
Knit 12, make 1, knit 8, make 1, knit 12 (34 stitches).
Purl 1 row.
Knit 22 stitches, turn, purl 10 stitches - on these 10 stitches stocking stitch 2 rows (this is the thumb). On these 10 stitches knit 2 together 5 times (5 stitches). Cut yarn with a long end, sew or pull end through the 5 stitches and pull up tight (bind and tie). You can use this end to sew up the thumb.
Rejoin main colour to the last stitch you knitted on right hand needle (stitch 12) and knit across remaining 12 stitches (24 stitches).
Stocking stitch 7 rows.
Knit 2 together twice, knit 6, knit 2 together twice, knit 6, knit 2 together twice.
Purl 1 row.
Knit 2 together to end.
Bind and tie as at the thumb tip.
Sew up sides of mitten and thumb if not already done.
Add a twisted cord to hang. See knit page for link on how to make one.

Enjoy!Enjoy!
Jo x
P.S. Pickle-Lily will be at the Craft and Retro Fair at Leigh Village Hall (near Sherbourne) this Saturday 10am to 3pm.

2 comments:

Carla said...

Cute! I've got a load of fabric and ideas and all I need is time to get cracking on making stuff too. How did the Leigh fair go? I'm sorry I missed it I just ran out of time as I had a hectic week last week. Hope to see pics of what I missed.

Solstitches said...

Such a cute little ornament.
I'd love to amke one.
Margaret