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Santa Mittens
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 40316 Brighten Santa's Christmas! Click here for the pattern for the knit Santa Hat or the pattern for the knit Santa Scarf

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child 9-10, Adult Medium
Circumference 6 1/2 (8 3/4) inches [16 (22) cm] Length 6 1/2 (9 1/4) inches [16 (24) 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

950-113 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Scarlet DISCONTINUED A bright, intense and true red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.49
Note: (MC)

320-100 Fun Fur Yarn: White Bright, true white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (CC)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


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

GAUGE:
10 sts + 14 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with MC. 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



MITTENS

Wind CC into 3 equal balls.

With 3 strands of CC held tog, cast on 16 (22) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Change to MC.

Work 2 (4) rows in St st.

Thumb Gusset
Row 1 K 7 (10), kf&b twice, k 7 (10) - 18 (24) sts.
Row 2 Purl.
Row 3 K 7 (10), kf&b, k 2, kf&b, k 7 (10) - 20 (26) sts.
Row 4 Purl.
Row 5 K 7 (10), kf&b, k 4, kf&b, k 7 (10) - 22 (28) sts.
Row 6 Purl.



Size Adult only K 10, kf&b, k 6, kf&b, k 10 - 30 sts.

Purl 1 row.



Sizes Child and Adult K 8 (11), slip next 6 (8) sts onto stitch holder, k 8 (11) - 16 (22) sts.

Purl 1 row.



Work even in St st until Mitten measures 2 1/2 (4 1/4) inches from end of thumb shaping, ending with a WS row.

Mitten Tip
Row 1 K 1, (k2tog, k 1) across - 11 (15) sts.
Row 2 Purl.



Size Adult only (K 1, k2tog) across - 10 sts.

Purl 1 row.



Sizes Child and Adult K2tog across, ending k 1(0) - 6 (5) sts.



Break yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam.

Draw end through remaining sts, gather, and fasten securely.

THUMB

Place 6 (8) sts from holder onto needle.

With RS facing, join MC and work 4 (6) rows in St st.

Dec Row K2tog across - 3 (4) sts.



Break yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam.

Draw end through remaining sts, gather, and fasten securely.

FINISHING

Sew thumb seam.

Sew side seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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