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Team USA Mittens
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32400

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes), Adult (Multiple Sizes)
Toddler, (Child, Adult Medium, Adult Large) Finished Circumference 6 (7, 8 1/2, 10) in. (15 (18, 21.5, 25.5) cm) Finished Length 6 (8, 10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (15 (20.5, 26.5, 29) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes 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

136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic

Blend of deep blue shades.


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Note: (A)

136-098 Heartland Yarn: Acadia

Ivory and cream shades.


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136-113 Heartland Yarn: Redwood

True and deep red blend.


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Note: (C)

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GAUGE:
16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) 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 the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Work this new stitch through the back loop.

ssk (slip, slip knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time to right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them together.


INSTRUCTIONS



MITTENS (make 2) Cuff With smaller needles and leaving long yarn tail, cast on 25 (29, 35, 41) sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1, (k1, p1) across.

Row 2: K1, (p1, k1) across.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 2 (2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2) in.

(5 (6.5, 7.5, 9) cm), ending with RS row.

Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row.

Change to larger needles.

Beg with a purl row, work 3 (5, 7, 9) rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Thumb Gusset Row 1 (RS): K12 (14, 17, 20); place marker; M1, k1, M1; place marker; k12 (14, 17, 20) - 27 (31, 37, 43) sts.

Row 2 and all WS Rows: Purl.

Row 3: K to marker, slip marker, M1, k to next marker, M1, slip marker, k to end.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until there are 9 (11, 13, 15) sts between markers - 33 (39, 47, 55) sts when all increases have been completed.

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Body Next Row: K12 (14, 17, 20) sts; remove markers and slip the 9 (11, 13, 15) sts for thumb gusset to stitch holder; k12 (14, 17, 20) - 24 (28, 34, 40) sts.

Continue working in St st until piece measures about 5 (6, 9, 10) in.

(12.5 (15, 23, 25.5) cm from beg.

End with a WS row as your last row worked, and placing a marker between the two center sts.

Top Shaping Row 1 (RS): Ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; slip marker; ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Row 2: Purl.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 16 (16, 18, 20) sts remain.

Next Row (all sizes): (K2tog) across - 8 (8, 9, 10) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through rem sts twice and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.

Thumb Top Return thumb gusset sts from holder to larger needle ready to work a RS row.

Join yarn and knit one row.

Next Row: P3 (4, 5, 6), p2tog, p4 (5, 6, 7) - 8 (10, 12, 14) sts.

Work even in St st to desired length, ending with a WS row.

Next Row: (K2tog) across - 4 (5, 6, 7) sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through rem sts twice and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.



FINISHING Duplicate Stitch With B and C and following chart, work a duplicate st flag, centered, on back of each Mitten just below cuff.

Using yarn tails, sew sides and thumb to complete Mitten.

Sew closed any gaps that may have occurred when increasing sts for thumb gusset.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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