Easy Bulky-Weight Mittens for Magic Loop By Liat Gat of KNITFreedom.com

Easy Bulky-Weight Mittens
for Magic Loop
By Liat Gat of
KNITFreedom.com
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Easy Bulky-Weight Mittens for Magic Loop
By Liat Gat of KNITFreedom.com
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Materials
Yarn: 3.5 oz (100 g)/100 yards (91 m) of bulky-weight (chunky/6-7 WPI) wool
Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 47-inch (120 cm) circular needles (or whatever size you need to
achieve the correct gauge).
Notions: Scrap yarn, 4 removable stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 3 sts and 5 rows/in in Stockinette stitch.
Finished Measurements: Fits a hand 7 ½ (8, 8 ½) inches [19.5 (20, 21.5) cm] around the
hand at its widest point; 6 ¾ (7 ¼, 7¾) inches [17 (18.5, 19.5) cm] long from base of hand to
tip of middle finger.
Abbreviations/Terms: (all links go to KNITFreedom videos)
BOR: beginning of round.
CO: cast on
K even: knit even (knit every stitch)
K: knit
PM: place marker
P: purl
SM: slip marker to right-hand needle
M1L: make 1 left (M1)
WPI: wraps per inch
SSK: slip, slip, knit
Twisted 1x1 rib: *(K1tbl, p1), rep from
K2tog: knit 2 together
* around.
S2KP: slip 2 knit pass
Pattern Notes:
These mittens are worked in the round from cuff to fingers. This pattern is compatible with
magic loop and two-at-a-time techniques.
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If needed, number of stitches will be specified at the ends of rounds as follows: (number of sts
total: number on first needle and number on second needle). I recommend that you highlight
or circle the number that corresponds with your size to avoid confusion.
Instructions:
CO 14(16, 18) using the long-tail cast-on.
Divide sts as follows for working in the round on Magic Loop: [7(8,9) stitches on the first
needle and 7(8,9) on the second].
Work in twisted rib for 8(8,10) rnds as follows:
Round 1: *(K1tbl, p1), rep from * around (be careful! For sizes S and L, the second half of the
round starts with a purl stitch).
Rounds 2-8: repeat rnd 1.
Next round: K even
Next round: K3, M1L, (k4, M1L) three times, k last st [18(20,22) sts: 9(10,11) and 9(10,11)].
Thumb gusset:
Round 1: K1, M1L, insert marker, k to end. Place second marker on needle, M1L.
Note: if you are knitting two-at-a-time, you won't get to the "end" of the round of the first
mitten until you finish the second mitten [22(24,26) sts: 11(12,13) and 11(12,13)].
Round 2: K even.
Round 3: K to marker, M1L, SM, k to next marker, SM, M1L, k to end [24(26,28) sts: 12(13,14)
and 12(13,14)].
Repeat rounds 2-3 until 30(32,34) sts remain on needles (there will be 13 sts between the
markers - 7 on the 1st needle and 6 on the 2nd).
Remove sts for thumb (watch a KNITFreedom video on how to do the thumb):
K5, slip these 5 sts onto waste yarn. K to last 4 sts, removing markers as you come to them.
Slip rem 4 sts onto right-hand needle without knitting them - then pass them directly onto
other end of waste yarn. 9 sts on waste yarn for thumb.
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Tie ends of waste yarn together (do not pull the thumb sts so tight that you can't get your
thumb through to try on the mitten later).
Hand:
K even for 11(13,15) rnds (you can place a marker in a st on the 1st row to help you count your
rows) or until work covers the tip of your pinkie finger.
Begin decreasing for the hand as follows:
First decrease round: (first needle:) K to last 3 sts on first needle, k2tog, k1, (second needle:)
k1, SSK, k to last 3 sts on needle, k2tog, k to end [18(20,22) sts remain: 9(10,11) and 9(10,11).
K 4 rounds even.
Next decrease round: (K1, SSK, k to last 3 sts on needle, K2tog, k1), rep on second needle
[14(16,18) sts remain: 7(8,9) and 7(8,9)].
K 1 round even.
SIZE S ONLY: (K1, SSK, k1, k2tog, k1), rep on second needle (8 sts remain: 4 and 4).
SIZE M ONLY: (K1, SSK TWICE, K2tog, K1), rep on second needle (10 sts remain: 5 and 5).
SIZE L ONLY: (K1, S2KP, k1, k3tog, k1), rep on second needle (10 sts remain: 5 and 5).
K 1 round even.
Last decrease round: (K1, SkKP, k0(1,1), rep on second needle [4(6,6) sts remain: 2(3,3) and
2(3,3)].
Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail. Thread yarn onto tapestry needle and thread TWICE through
remaining stitches, removing the needles at the end. Pull yarn tight.
Thumb (watch a KNITFreedom video on how to do the thumb):
Place 9 thumb sts onto circular needle and divide evenly for knitting in the round on magic
loop (5 and 4).
Joining yarn, pick up and knit 4 sts along inside of thumb.
Next round: K7, SSK, K2tog twice (9 sts tem on needles: redistribute as needed: 5 and 4). PM
for BOR.
K 6(7,8) rounds even.
Next round: K3, SSK, K2tog, k to end (7 sts rem).
Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail. Thread yarn onto tapestry needle and thread TWICE through
remaining stitches, removing the needles at the end. Pull yarn tight.
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Finishing:
Using a tapestry needle, weave in all ends.
Wear and be fabulous!
About the Designer
Liat Gat is a knitting teacher who gets immense satisfaction from helping people knit faster
and more confidently. Read more here.
Pattern Support
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Typos and errata
Please report any typos or other mistakes that you've found in this pattern so that I can fix
them. Thanks! Errata: http://knitfreedom.com/help/errata/bulky-mittens
Links:
How to do the two-at-a-time cast-on: http://knitfreedom.com/knitting-videos#two-at-a-time
How to do a mitten thumb: http://knitfreedom.com/knitting-videos#mitten-thumb
KNITFreedom step-by-step video class on how to knit these mittens:
http://knitfreedom.com/classes/how-to-knit-mittens
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