Saturday, September 10, 2011

Teeny Tiny Mittens

I have knit tiny sweaters to be Christmas ornaments, and I thought it would be fun to add some tiny little mittens to the mix. Now that I have completed my prototype, I plan to create some additional designs for this adorable, pinky-sized mitten.

  • Knitting Needles: 4 dpn Size 1 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Hand dyed KnitPicks Palette yarn
  • Gauge: Not important for the completed project
  • Misc: yarn needle.
  • Finished Size: ~1 inch tall

The cast on edge compared to a dime. You can already tell how tiny this mitten is going to be!

Cast on 16 stitches. Join to knit in the round (taking care not to twist your stitches)
Rounds 1-5: Knit across the whole row
Round 6: K7, M1, K2, M1, K7 (18 sts)
Round 7: Knit across
Round 8: K7, M1, K4, M1, K7 (20sts)
Round 9: K8, slip 4 stitches onto waste yarn (or another needle) to hold for the thumb, K8 (16 sts)
Rounds 10-12: Knit across
Round 13: K1, SSK, K2, K2tog, K2, SSK, K2, K2tog, K1 (12 sts)
Round 14: K across
Round 15: K1, SSK, K2tog, K2, SSK, K2tog, K1 (8 sts)
Cut the yarn and pull through the remaining 8 stitches, pulling tightly to close the top of the mitten.

Setting aside stitches for the thumb. A simple i-cord does the trick to finish this guy off.

Knit 2 icord rows with the 4 stitches set aside for the thumb. Cut yarn, pull through the stitches to form the tip of the thumb. Weave in loose ends.

The completed teeny tiny mitten.

I had some fun with the date and time for publishing this post. Yes, this was intentional... I almost wish it weren't!

Abbreviations Used in this pattern:
Kfb - increase by knitting into the front and back of a single stitch.
M1 (Make 1)- increase stitch by picking up yarn between two stitches, twisting and knitting.
K - knit
P - purl
I-cord - knit stitches on dpn's without ever turning the needle (effectively knitting in the round with a small number of stitches.)
SSK - decrease by slipping two stitches then knitting them together. Alternatively, you could slip one stitch, knit one stitch and pass slipped stitch over.
K2tog - decrease by knitting two stitches together.

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