This is my "go to" mitt pattern. I just made a couple of changes to a couple of different patterns and combined them. So not really my "own" pattern. But thought I would share what I do. And it is the pattern I use a lot. I usually use this pattern for the guys in my life that need a gift. This pair went to my husband. But believe me, I wear these. I have a black pair. A brown pair. A creme pair and a grey pair. I have made them for my sisters and made them for friends. I sometimes put a stripe of a contrasting color in the ribbing. But a super easy pattern that requires little brain power. I like that. Sometimes that is exactly the project I need.
Materials::Worsted weight yarn. (I have used so many different yarns for this pattern. This particular yarn was Araucania nature wool; color Ve05)::US 6 double pointed needles, set of 4 (or size to obtain gauge)::stitch markers
Gauge::5.5 st = 1"
Cuff:: Cast on 40 stitches. Divide onto three needles, placing 12 stitches on needle 1; 14 stitches on needle 2; 14 stitches on needle 3. Join for working in the round. Round 1: *k2, p2; rep from * to end. Repeat rib for 1-2 inches. (That depends on you. And what you want. This pair measured 1 1/2 inches.)
Hand:: Change to knit stitch, and knit until desired length until thumb. For this particular pair, that was 4 inches. Piece measured 5 1/2 inches. (Shorter is also very nice. Really. Whatever you like here, also.)
Next row 1, (needle 1) K2, increase 1 stitch in next stitch, place marker, knit across the rest of the stitches on needle 1, knit across all of the stitches on needle 2, knit to last 3 stitches on needle 3, place marker, increase 1 stitch in next stitch, k2. (42 stitches)
Next row 2, knit one row.
Repeat these 2 rows 4x.
Then repeat row 1. You will have 52 stitches. And 9 stitches at beginning of needle 1, before marker, and 9 stitches at end of needle 3, after marker.
Next row, knit across all stitches on needle 1 (slipping marker as you come to it), knit across all stitches on needle 2, knit to marker on needle 3, remove marker, k1, bind off next 8 stitches.
Next row, bind off 8 stitches on needle 1, k1, remove marker, k1, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end. (36 stitches)
Next row, join, continuing in rib pattern for 1".
Bind off loosely in rib.
Make second mitt in same way.
I sure hope you can understand this. Please let me know if you have any problems.
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Do you know what my friend, Scout, did??
She put it into a pdf file so that you could print it!!
And I put it over there. In my sidebar, too. Enjoy.