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Valentine's Day Mittens
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L0125AD Warm up the hands of a child you love with these quick & warm mittens!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE:
SIZES 6-8 (9-12) years Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.59
Note: (A)

640-112 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Raspberry

Rich purplish-pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.59
Note: (B)

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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Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 11 (8 mm), (set of 4 or 5) Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9 mm), (set of 5)
GAUGE:
9 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together.



PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (worked in the rnd)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.


Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS



MITTEN (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 12 (16) sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work 6 rnds in K1, p1 Rib.
Thumb Gusset
Change to larger needles and B.
Next (Inc) Rnd: K5 (7), M1, k to end of rnd - 13 (17) sts at end of rnd.
Next Rnd: K5 (7), place marker (pm), k3, pm, k to end of rnd.
Next (Inc) Rnd: K to first marker, slip marker (sm), (k1, M1) twice, k1, sm, k to end of rnd - 5 sts between markers.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Inc) Rnd: K to first marker, sm, k1, M1, k3, M1, k1, sm, k to end of rnd - 7 sts between markers.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Inc) Rnd: K to first marker, sm, k1, M1, k5, M1, k1, sm, k to end of rnd - 9 sts between markers.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Inc) Rnd: K to first marker, remove marker, k1, slip next 7 sts to holder for thumb, k1, remove marker, k to end of rnd - 12 (16) sts rem at end of rnd.



Hand
Continuing on these 12 (16) sts only, work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 5 (5 1/2) in.

(12.5 (14) cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: K6 (8), pm, k to end.
Shape Top Next (Dec) Rnd: *Ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, ssk, k to 2 sts before end of rnd, k2tog - 8 (12) sts at end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until 4 sts rem.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
Thread tail through rem sts, pull tightly tog, and fasten off.



Thumb
Divide sts from holder onto 3 needles.

K7 thumb sts from holder, pick up and k 2 sts along edge of hand - 9 sts.

Join, place marker for beg of rnd.
Knit 1 (2) rnd(s).
Next (Dec) Rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around - 6 sts at end of rnd.
Next (Dec) Rnd: (K2tog) 3 times - 3 sts rem.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail.
Thread tail through rem sts, pull tightly tog, and fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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