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Holding Hands Mittens
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 60459 You and your sweetheart can hold hands all winter long with this pattern for a single mitten for each of you and an attached "holding hands" mitten for you to share. If you'd like to make regular mittens, please click here for the green version or click here for the black version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Adult medium.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-125 Lion Wool Yarn: Cocoa

Warm, medium brown


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820-110 Lion Wool Yarn: Cadet Blue Classic medium blue
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GAUGE:
18 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k every rnd) with larger needles. 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:
K1, p1 Rib
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Repeat Rnd 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS



SINGLE MITTEN (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 36 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.
Next Rnd: With A, work in K1, p1 Rib.
Next Rnd: With B, knit.
With B, continue in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 3 in.

[7.5 cm] from beg.

Change to larger needles and work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures 3 1/4 in.

[9 cm] from beg.



Thumb shaping
Rnd 1: K17, inc 1 in next st, k to end - 37 sts.
Rnd 2: K17, place marker, k3, place marker, k to end.
Rnd 3: K to first marker, slip marker, inc 1 in next st, inc 1 in next st, k1, slip marker, k to end - 5 sts between markers.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5: K to first marker, slip marker, inc 1 in next st, k to 2 sts before 2nd marker, inc 1 in next st, k1, slip marker, k to end.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until there are 15 sts between markers.
Next Rnd: K to first marker, remove marker, k1, slip next 13 sts to a holder, k1, remove marker, k to end.
Work even in St st on 36 sts until piece measures 10 in.

[25.5 cm] from beg.



Shape Top
Rnd 1: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around - 30 sts.
Rnds 2, 4, 6 and 8: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 7: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around - 12 sts.
Rnd 9: K2tog around - 6 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Draw tail through rem sts and pull tightly together to secure.

Fasten off.



Thumb
Divide sts from holder evenly onto 3 needles.

From right side, join yarn.

Pick up and k 3 sts along edge of hand, then k rem sts - 16 sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.
Next Rnd: K3tog, k to end of rnd - 14 sts.
Work even in St st until Thumb measures 2 1/2 in.

[5.5 cm].\
Next Rnd: *K2tog around - 7 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Draw tail through rem sts and pull tightly together to secure.

Fasten off.




HAND HOLDING MITTEN
Cuffs (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 36 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.


Next Rnd: With A, work in K1, p1 Rib.


Next Rnd: With B, knit.


With B, continue in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 3 in.

[7.5 cm] from beg.


Change to larger needles and work in St st until pieces measures 3 1/2 in.

[9 cm] from beg.

Sl sts to a holder.


Make a second Cuff the same, but do not sl sts to a holder.


Join Cuffs
Next Rnd: K 36 sts of Cuff, cast on 3 sts (mark 2nd of these sts), k 36 sts of Cuff from holder, cast on 3 sts (mark 2nd of these sts) - 78 sts.


Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles.

Work in St st until piece measures 4 1/2 in.

[11.5 cm] from beg.


Shape hand
Rnd 1: *K to 1 st before marked st, k3tog (keep this st marked), rep from * once, k to end of rnd - 74 sts.


Rnd 2 and 3: Knit.


Rep last 3 rnds until 38 sts rem, end with Rnd 3.


Next Rnd: K9, k2tog, k17, k2tog, k to end - 36 sts.


K 1 rnd.

Shape top as for Single Mitten.



FINISHING

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p3tog = purl 3 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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