Stockinette Half Mitts

 

Sizes: S (M, L) Teen or Adult

Yarn: Washable #4 Aran Yarn

Needles:¬†Whatever gives you gauge¬†¬†Gauge: 4.25 sts and 6 rows = 1″

Other: 3 lock or split ring stitch markers, 1 small stitch holder, safety pin or waste yarn

 

Cast on 27 (29, 31) sts, turn work so that wrong side is now the right side and join in the round.

Place a marker at beginning of round. ¬†Stockinette for 2″ ( 2 1/2″, 3″) [about 12, 15, 18 rounds]

K 13 (14, 15), PM, M1L, K1, M1R, PM, K13 (14, 15), [3 Thumb sts]

Knit next round and every other round

K 13 (14, 15), SM, M1L, K3, M1R, SM, K13 (14, 15), [5 Thumb sts]

K 13 (14, 15), SM, M1L, K5, M1R, SM, K13 (14, 15), [7 Thumb sts]

K 13 (14, 15), SM, M1L, K7, M1R, SM, K13 (14, 15), [9 Thumb sts]

K 13 (14, 15), SM, M1L, K9, M1R, SM, K13 (14, 15), [11 Thumb sts] end of size S thumb sts

K13 (14, 15), SM, M1L, K11, M1R, SM, K13 (14, 15), [13 Thumb sts] end of size M thumb sts

K13 (14, 15), SM, M1L, K13, M1R, SM K13 (14, 15), [15 Thumb sts] end of size L thumb sts

Knit next round.

K13 (14, 15) , RM, K1, slip thumb sts on holder, RM, K13 (14, 15)

Stockinette for 2 ¬†1/4″ (2 ¬†1/2″ , 2 ¬†3/4″), PM 1st st to measure more easily.

Do a purl bind off.  Secure from inside and weave in ends.

For thumb, place 11 (13, 15) stitches from holder onto 3 dpns, join in the round

Stockinette thumb stitches in the round for 1/2″ (3/4″, 1″) For 2nd round, K2tog last 2 sts. [10, 12, 14 thumb sts remain]

Bind off thumb sts in purl bind off.  Secure from inside and seam up thumb base gap and weave in ends.

 

 

DPN Рdouble pointed needles, K РKnit, St(s) Рstitch(es), PM РPlace Marker, SM РSlip Marker, RM РRemove Marker, M1L РMake one increase leaning left by picking up bar with left needle between the stitches from the front and knitting that bar on the needle through the back, M1R РMake one increase leaning right by picking up bar with left needle between the stitches from the back and knitting that bar on the needle through the front.

 

For worsted yarn, go up a size, adding 2 stitches to cast on and thumb stitches. Keep the lengths the same. Worsted Gauge: 4.75-5 sts per inch.

 

Garter Half Mitts

Im working on the sample to photograph….I will post soon.

 

Sizes: S (M, L) Teen or  Adult

Yarn: Washable #4 Lt Wt Worsted such as Caron Simply Soft

Needles:¬†Whatever gives you gauge. ¬†¬†Gauge: 4.25 sts = 1″, ¬† 4.5 ridges = 1″

Other: 3 lock or split ring stitch markers, 1 small stitch holder, safety pin or waste yarn

 

Starting from cuff up on straight needles,

Cast on 27 (29, 31) sts with 5-7″ tail. ¬†The first row is RS.

Garter for 2″ ( 2 1/2″, 3″)¬† [about 9, 11, 14 ridges on right side] ending on WS

K12 (13,14), PM, kfb, kfb, PM, K13, (14, 15), [3 Thumb sts] (RS)

Knit next row and every other row (WS)

K12 (13,14), SM, kfb, K2, kfb, SM, K13 (14, 15), [5 Thumb sts]

K12 (13,14), SM, kfb, K4, kfb, SM, K13 (14, 15), [7 Thumb sts]

K12 (13,14), SM, kfb, K6, kfb, SM, K13 (14, 15), [9 Thumb sts]

K12 (13,14), SM, kfb, K8, kfb, SM, K13 (14, 15), [11 Thumb sts] end of size S thumb sts

K12 (13,14), SM, kfb, K10, kfb, SM, K13 (14, 15), [13 Thumb sts] end of size M thumb sts

K12 (13,14), SM, kfb, K12, kfb, SM K13 (14, 15), [15 Thumb sts] end of size L thumb sts

K12 (14, 15) , RM, k1, slip thumb sts on holder, RM, K13 (14, 15) [26, 28, 30 sts remain]

Garter for 2 1/2″ (3″, 3 1/2″), PM 1st st, [about 11, 14, 16 ridges] ending on¬†RS row.

Bind off from WS. Leave long tail to seam side seam. Weave in ends.

For thumb on dpns, place 11 (13, 15) sts from holder onto 3 dpns, join in the round attaching¬†new yarn end, then¬†garter for ¬†1/2″ (3/4″, 1″) ending on knit row. [about 2, 3, 4 ridges] Bind off with purl bind off.

For thumb on straight needles, transfer 11 (13, 15) thumb sts from holder to one straight needle, attach new yarn and garter flat [about 2, 3, 4 ridges] ending on RS. Bind off from WS. Seam thumb and gap from WS. Weave in ends.

RM = Remove Marker, SM = Slip Marker, kfb = knit front and back of stitch, dpns = double pointed needles RS = Right Side, WS = Wrong Side, sts = stitches

see YouTube tutorials on how to seam up garter stitch.