Mittens In Progress
The mitten is a garment that covers the whole hand. The main purpose of wearing mittens is to protect the hands against the cold.
Mittens that are made for babies do not have a thumb opening , it covers the entire hand and is ideal for keeping the wee one from scratching his or her face. It is similar to a bag and is kept on with elastic or ties.
Basically they are gloves that cover the hand but do not have separate finger openings, although they do separate the thumb from the fingers. Mittens are warmer than gloves, even when made of the same materials. Fingers will maintain their warmth better when they are in contact with each other.
Some mittens are made having a long cord or a length of yarn connecting them to each other. They are then passed through the sleeves of a sweater, coat or jacket , the purpose of this would be to keep small children from losing a mitten.
Knitting Mittens, Free Pattern From Red Heart Yarns
Knitters in cold climates as well as those in just slightly chilly areas, will put their knitting needles to good use, when they take advantage of this free basic mitten pattern.
Depending on the area you live, mittens can be a basic necessity for kids.
Keep your kids cozy in the cold days ahead..The perfect way to say I love you.
Not only are they warm , but they are pretty and soft as well when made for a girl.
We can't leave the boys out they will like them too.
Yes, we all like mittens, You can use this pattern for boys or girls....
Make them solid, with stripes or add some embroidery.
Fancy or plain, whatever you do they are sure to love them.
Now when the little's venture outdoors..their little hands will be toasty warm....
Be sure to use a washable yarn. With children it is inevitable that mittens will find their way into the washer and dryer.
Due to the fact that mittens are small, they become the perfect take along project..easy to work on while waiting for an appointment or watching a game.
Free Patterns from Redheart : MITTENS FOR ALL
Learn to Knit Mittens Step by Step with Red Heart,Using a knit mitten pattern that includes all sizes, view demonstration of knitting in the round and adding th
Interchangeable Knitting Needles And Crochet Hooks
Basic Child's Mitten
Child's size 2~6 years and (6~12 yrs)
Directions given for child's small..Child's medium in ( ).
yarn used: I used Paton's Kroy Sock Yarn as it is 75% washable wool
Set of 4 double Pointed Needles (DPN) U.S. 2 2.75 mm
Or to Gauge;; 30 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches.
Cast on 32 (36) stitches on dpn's . Divide stitches onto 3 needles. Join in round placing a marker on the first stitch.
Increase 4 ( 5 ) stitches evenly around the last round.
1st Round: K2 P2 . Repeat this round until ribbing measures 1 1/2 inches ( 2).
Knit 7 rounds.
Shaping The Thumb Gusset: K 20 (22) Increase 1 stitch in the next 2 stitches. Knit to end of round.
2nd Round: and every other round : Knit
3rd Round: Knit 20 (22 ) Increase 1 stitch in the next stitch. Knit 2. Increase 1 stitch in the next stitch. Knit to end of round.
4th Round: Knit
5th Round: Knit 20. ( 22 ) Increase 1 stitch in next stitch. K 4 increase 1 stitch in next stitch. Knit to end of round.
6th Round: Knit
7th Round: Knit 20 ( 22 ) Increase 1 stitch in the next stitch. Knit 6. Increase 1 stitch in next stitch. Knit to end of round.
8th Round: Knit
9th Round: Knit 20 ( 22 ) Increase 1 stitch in next stitch. Knit 8. Increase 1 stitch in next stitch. Knit to end of round......46 ( 50 ) stitches total.
For large size only
10th Round: Knit.
11th Round: Knit 22 Increase 1 stitch in next stitch. Knit 10. Increase 1 stitch in next stitch. Knit to end of round.
12th Round: Knit.
13th Round: Knit 22. increase 1 stitch in next stitch. Knit to end of round.
Both Sizes: Knit.
Next Round: Knit 32 ( 38 ). Slip the last 12 ( 16 ) stitches onto a length of yarn. You can use a tapestry needle and a length of yarn. (This is the thumb opening). Knit to end of round.
Next Round: Knit to end of round and cast on 2 stitches over the slipped stitches, You should now have 36 ( 40 ) stitches
Knit in rounds until your work after the ribbing measures 4 ( 5 ) inches.
Now we will rearrange the stitches : Place 18 ( 20 ) stitches on your first needle. 9 ( 10 ) stitches on the second needle. 9 ( 10 ) stitches on the 3rd needle.
For Shaping the top: 1st Needle : K 1, SSK (slip slip Knit). Knit to last 3 Stitches. K 2 together, K 1. 2nd Needle: K 1, SSK, Knit to the end of needle. 3rd Needle: Knit to last 3 stitches. K 2 together. K 1.
2nd Round: Knit.
Repeat the last 2 rounds, until 16 ( 16 ) stitches are remaining.
Cast off the remaining stitches and sew the top seam using a tapestry needle.
THUMB: Join yarn at the base of the thumb and pick up and knit 2 stitches. Knit 12 ( 16 ) from the stitches you have on the length of yarn. Divide these 14 (16 ) stitches onto 3 needles.Knit in rounds until the thumb measures 1 ( 1/ 1/2 ) inches..measure from the base of thumb.
For larger size only: Knit 2, knit 2 together. 4 times. Knit 2 together 1 time.
For both sizes: Knit 1, Knit 2 together 4 times. Knit 0 ( 1 ) 1 time 9 stitches remaining.
Next Round: Knit 2 together 4 times. Knit 1. 5 stitches remaining.
Cut yarn leaving a long end. Thread yarn through remaining 5 stitches with a tapestry needle. Pull tight and secure.
Wasn't that fun..Okay make one more and you are done...
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Faythe Payne (author) from USA on February 09, 2013:
I agree you wouldn't have much use for them...
CarNoobz from USA on February 08, 2013:
Hm...I wouldn' have much use for these where I live now (Aloha!), but I remember using mittens all the time in the winter in California.