Stockinette Half Mitts

 

Sizes: S (M, L) Teen or Adult

Yarn: Washable #4 Aran Yarn

Needles:Ā Whatever gives you gaugeĀ Ā 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. Ā 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]Ā end of size M thumb sts

K13 (14, 15), SM, M1L, K13, M1R, SM K13 (14, 15), [15 Thumb sts]Ā 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 Ā 1/4″ (2 Ā 1/2″ , 2 Ā 3/4″), PM 1st st to measure more easily.

Do a purl bind off. Ā 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 thumbĀ sts in purl bind off. Ā Secure from inside and seam up thumb base gap and weave in ends.

 

 

DPN – double pointed needles, K – Knit, St(s) – stitch(es), PM – Place Marker, SM – Slip Marker, RM – Remove Marker, M1L – Make 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,Ā M1R – Make 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.