Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Soothing, Softening Mediterranean Manicure Mitts
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: BK4K-0605008 Treat your tired or dry hands to the Mediterranean Manicure -- a simple and relaxing beauty treatment -- they'll thank you for it!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 7 in x 10 in [18 cm x 25 cm]

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-098 Lion Cotton Yarn: Natural

A soft natural cream


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45
Optional -- for attaching sides together
GAUGE:
12 sts x 22 rows (11 ridges) = 4 in [10 cm] in garter stitch 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



MITT (make 4)
With three strands together, cast on 16 sts
Rows 1-12: K
Row 13: Kfb, knit to end of row - 17 sts
Row 14: K
Rows 15-20: rep rows 13-14 - 20 sts at row 20
Rows 21-56: K
Row 57-62: K2, P2 to end
Bind off all stitches, weave in ends

Finishing
Place two pieces together, aligning the edges.

Attach them to each other either by sewing with a strand of the cotton, or by using a H8 hook, two strands of cotton and single crochet around the edge (shown).



Hand-Softening Treatment
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 large plastic bags
2 rubber bands of a size to fit comfortably around your wrist

Mix the salt and oil.

Rub the mixture well into your hands as if washing them -- the salt is mildly abrasive and feels oh-so-good.

Rinse your hands in cool water just enough to remove the salt, leaving the oil on your hands.

Place a plastic bag over each hand and secure with a rubber band.

Run tap water until it is hot and soak the mitts in the hot water until they are thoroughly wet.

Remove the mitts from the water and squeeze to dry slightly.

Pop your hands into the warm mitts and enjoy the wonderful feeling as the warmtht spreads through your hands.

When the mitts are cool, remove them and the plastic bags as well.

You'll find that there is very little oil left on your hands -- gently remove any remaining with a soft cloth or tissue.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
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p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k1b = knit through the back loop
k2tog = knit 2 together
k2togb = Knit 2 stitches together through back loop
k3tog = knit 3 together
k3togb = Knit 3 stitches together through back loop
p = purl
p1b = purl through the back loop
p2togb = purl 2 together in back
p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)


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