Ch-ch-ch-Changes!

Oh my, what changes I’ve undergone since my last login! For real, we sold our home, moved to a new state, and presently I’m finishing my Associates Degree in Human Services. I wonder how next year will shape up for me?!

I’m knitting up some pretty fingerless mitts for a friend and working on writing up my pattern to share with you here. They knit up quick with minimal yarn and look beautiful! Perfect for gifts or to add to your winter wardrobe. These mitts are sized for a small to medium woman/teen hand (wrist 6″, palm 8″). This can easily be sized up or down by using larger needles and yarn.

So here you go! Knit Away:

“Tillie’s Quick Mitts”

Supplies= size 3 (or size needed for gauge) DPNs (or long circular if you’re doing Magic Loop method), three stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holder (or waste yarn)

Gauge=4sts to an inch

Definitions of Abbreviations=K is Knit, P is Purl, M1 is Make One using backwards loop, C4B is to put next two stitches on cable needle and hold to back then knit next two stitches before knitting the held stitches at back, C4F is to put next two stitches onto cable needle and hold it in front while knitting next two stitches before knitting the two held in front, PM is Place Marker.

Cable Pattern is a 6 row repeat= Row 1-5 is P2/K8/P2, Row 6 is P2/C4B/C4F/P2

Left Mitt=

Cast on 32 sts, join in the round, *K2,P2* for 15 rows.

  1. *K*
  2. K1,PM, M1, K1, M1, PM, K2, P2 K8,P2, K16
  3. K6, P2, C4b, C4F, P2, K16
  4. K1, M1, K3, M1, K2, P2, K8, P2, K16
  5. K8, P2, K8, P2 K16
  6. K1, M1, K5, M1, K2, P2, K8, P2, K16
  7. K10, P2, K8, P2, K16
  8. K1, M1, K7, M1, K2, P2, K8, P2, K16
  9. K12, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K16
  10. K1, M1, K9, M1, K2, P2, K8, P2, K16
  11. K14, p2, K8, P2, K16
  12. K1, M1, K11, M1, P2, K8, P2, K16
  13. K16, P2, K8, P2, K16
  14. K1, M1, K13, M1, K2, P2, K8, P2, K16
  15. K18, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K16
  16. K1, Put 15 sts on stitch holder, M1, K2, P2, K8, P2, K16
  17. K4, P2, K8, P2, K16
  18. K4, P2, K8, P2, K16
  19. K4, P2, K8, P2, K16
  20. K4, P2, K8, P2, K16
  21. K4, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K16
  22. K4, P2, K8, P2, K16
  23. *K2, P2*
  24. *K2, P2*
  25. *K2, P2*
  26. *K2,P2*
  27. *K2,P2*
  28. Cast off in K2/P2 pattern

Thumb=

  1. Put the 15 held stitches onto live needles and pick up one stitch in the gap then knit one round.
  2. *K2, P2*
  3. *K2, P2*
  4. *K2, P2*
  5. *k2, P2*
  6. *K2, P2*
  7. Cast off in pattern and weave in ends.

Right Mitt=

Cast on 32 sts, join in the round, *K2, P2* for 15 rows.

  1. *K*
  2. K1, PM, M1, K1, M1, PM, K16, P2, K8, P2, K2
  3. K20, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K2
  4. K1, M1, K3, M1, K16, P2, K8, P2, K2
  5. K22, P2, K8, P2, K2
  6. K1, M1, K5, M1, K16, P2, K8, P2, K2
  7. K24, P2, K8, P2, K2
  8. K1, M1, K7, M1, K16, P2, K8, P2, K2
  9. K26, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K2
  10. K1, M1, K9, M1, K16, P2, K8, P2, K2
  11. K28, P2, K8, P2, K2
  12. K1, M1, K11, M1, K16, P2, K16, P2, K8, P2, K2
  13. K30, P2, K8, P2, K2
  14. K1, M1, K13, M1, K16, P2, K8, p2, K2
  15. K32, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K2
  16. K1, Put 15 stitches on holder, M1, K16, P2, K8, P2, K2
  17. K18, P2, K8, P2, K2
  18. K18, P2, K8, P2, K2
  19. K18, P2, K8, P2, K2
  20. K18, P2, K8, P2, K2
  21. K18, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K2
  22. K18, P2, K8, P2, K2
  23. *K2, P2*
  24. *K2, P2*
  25. *K2, P2*
  26. *K2, P2*
  27. *K2, P2*
  28. Cast off in pattern

Thumb=same as Left Mitt

Super simple and works up fast! Hope you get lots of use from this pattern and please share pictures and comments of your finished mitts. I love getting feedback and pictures!

Hope everyone has had a wonderful year so far  and you’ve made progress in the things that matter most to you! I’ve had a few detours on my path to being a dedicated writer and business owner, but hey, I am still breathing so there’s still time.

Cheers the changes, set-backs, and progress in the process of becoming what we desire to be!

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