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Family of Mittens
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 10116-K

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 7-8, Adult Medium, Large
Finished Width 2 3/4 (3 1/4, 4 1/2, 5) inches Finished Length 6 (8, 10 1/4, 11 1/4) inches
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: (applied Feb 27, 2003)
Top Shaping: Row 1 (RS) Ssk, k to within 2 sts of marker, k2tog; ssk, k to within last 2 sts, k2tog. Palm (RS) K12 (14, 17, 20) sts; remove markers, place the 9 (11, 13, 15) sts on stitch holder or strand of yarn; k12 (14, 17, 20) - 24 (28, 34, 40) sts. Cont in St st until piece measures 5 (6, 5, 9, 10)" from beg.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo Heathered Solid Light cool beige
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
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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
NOTE: pattern makes either Toddler or Child (2 pair), Woman or Man (1 pair) Mittens are shown in #311 Rococo, crochet (#321 Williamsburg, knit; #307 Antique, crochet; #335 Prairie, knit)
GAUGE:
16 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using 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)


INSTRUCTIONS



MITTENS
Cuff Using smaller needles and leaving 10 inches tail, cast on 25 (29, 35, 41) sts.
Row 1 (WS) P1, (k1, p1) across.
Row 2 K1, (p1, k1) across.

Rep Rows 1-2 for approximately 2 (2 1/4, 3, 3 1/4) inches , ending with RS row.

Change to larger needles.

Beg with a purl row, work 3 (5, 7, 9) St st rows.Thumb Gusset: Row 1 (RS) K12 (14, 17, 20); pm; M1, k1, M1; pm; k12 (14, 17, 20).

Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.

Row 3 K to marker, slip marker, M1, k to last st before 2nd marker, M1, slip marker, k to end.

Rep Rows 2-3 until there are 9 (11, 13, 15) sts between markers.

P33 (39, 47, 55) sts.Palm (RS) K12 (14, 17, 20) sts; remove markers, place the 9 (11, 13, 15) sts on stitch holder or strand of yarn; k12 (14, 17, 20) - 24 (28, 34, 40) sts.

Cont in St st until piece measures 5 (6, 9, 10) inches from beg.

End on a WS row, placing a marker between two center sts.

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

Rep these 2 rows 1 (2, 3, 4) times - 16 (16, 18, 20) sts.
Next Row (all sizes) K2tog across.

Next Row Purl.

Break yarn, leaving a 10 inches tail.

Using large-eyed, blunt needle and beg with last st on needle, pull tail through rem sts 2 times, pulling tightly.

Thumb Top With RS facing, return sts from holder to larger needle.

Join yarn and k across.

Next row P3 (4, 5, 6), p2tog, p4 (5, 6, 7).

Work 2 (2, 4, 6) more rows in St st.

Last row K2tog around.

Cut yarn leaving a tail; thread tail into needle and back through rem 4 (5, 6, 7) sts as for Top, twice.

Finishing: Using tails, seam cuff, palm, and thumb.

Darn opening beneath thumb.

Darn in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
M1 = make 1
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
ssk = slip, slip, knit
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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