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Starter Mittens
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 60401 Designed by Michelle Edwards for the story Mitten Knowledge in our story archives, this pattern is a fun and easy way to get started mitten-knitting.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Adult, One Size Finished Circumference 8 in. [20.5 cm] Finished Length 10 1/2 in. [26.5 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

630-173 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Willow Green with hints of earthy brown
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Note: (A)

630-133 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Pumpkin

Warm burnt orange


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Note: (B)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 20 rnds = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (knit every rnd) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop to twist it.


INSTRUCTIONS



MITTEN (make 2)
With B, cast on 32 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 double pointed needles, place marker for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-10: With B, knit.
Rnds 11-14: Join A, (k 1 st with A, k 1 st with B) around.

At end of Rnd 14, cut B.
Rnd 15: Continuing with A only, knit.



Shape Gusset
Rnd 16: K5, p1, m1, k1, m1, p1, k to end.
Rnds 17-18: K5, p1, k3, p1, k to end.
Rnd 19: K5, p1, m1, k to p st, m1, p1, k to end.
Rep last 3 rnds 3 more times, having 2 more k sts between purls after each rep of Rnd 19 - 42 sts total - 11 k sts between p sts.
Rnd 29: K16, sl last 11 sts to a holder, cast on 1 st, k to end - 32 sts.
Work even until piece measures 9 in.

[22.75 cm] from beg.
Next Rnd (Dec Rnd): Change to B, *k 6, k2tog; rep from * around.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds, having 1 less st between k2tog on each Dec Rnd until 12 sts remain.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts, gather together tightly and fasten off.



Thumb
Divide sts from holder onto 3 needles as follows: 5 sts, 5 sts, 1 st.

With last needle pick up 5 sts across thumb opening - 16 sts.
Join B and knit 12 rnds.
Next Rnd (Dec Rnd): K2tog around.
Knit 1 rnd, then rep Dec Rnd - 4 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts, gather together tightly and fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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