MOHAIR MITTEN PATTERN
by Ellen Kellaway
Photo at the end of the pattern.
GAUGE: 3.5 - 4 sts = 1 inch
- Needles: 4.0 mm DPN's
- Needles: 4.5 mm DPN's
- 220 metres of Mohair, using 2 strands
(I used 1 strand pink and 1 strand purple, for a total of 160 gm of mohair)
- Marker of some sort
With 4.0 mm needles, using 2 strands of mohair together cast on 30 sts. Being careful not to twist stitches, join the knitting and rib in K1, P1 rib for 2 1/2 inches (12-13 rows).
Row 1: Change to 4.5 mm needles, knit around, increasing 2 sts evenly.
Rows 2 - 4: Knit.
Row 5: K14, K1FBF(Knit into the front, back and front of same stitch). Knit to end of row. (34 sts)
Rows 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 : Knit.
Row 7: K14, K1FB (Knit into the front and back of the same stitch), K1, K1FB. Knit to end of row. (36 sts)
Row 9: K14, K1FB, K3, K1FB, Knit to end of row. (38 sts)
Row 11: K14, K1FB, K5, K1FB, Knit to end of row. (40 sts)
Row 13: K14, K1FB, K7, K1FB, Knit to end of row. (42 sts)
Row 15: K14, slip 12 sts on to a thread, cast on 2 sts. Knit to the end of the row.
Continue to knit around on the 32 sts til distance from thumbhole opening measures 4 inches or desired length, roughly the tip of the baby finger. (16-18 rows)
Shaping for top
Row 1: K2tog, K6, repeat to the end of row. (28 sts)
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Knit.
Row 3: K2tog, K5 repeat to the end of row. (24 sts)
Row 5: K2tog, K4 repeat to the end of row. (20 sts)
Row 7: K2tog, K3, repeat to the end of row. (16 sts)
Row 8: K2tog to the end of row. (8 sts)
Row 9: K2tog to the end of row. (4 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail, thread thru the 4 sts, pull tight, and secure. I run the thread thru the sts a couple of times.
Row 1: Pick up and knit 5 sts where you cast on the 2 sts for the hand, and knit to the end of row. (17 sts)
Row 2: Knit around, decreasing 3 sts evenly. (14 sts)
Rows 3 to 10: Knit to the end of row. Measure the length as you may need more or less rows.
Row 11: K2tog to the end of row. (7 sts)
Thread yarn through sts and secure.
Copyright Ellen Kellaway, 1997
This pattern was developed by Ellen Kellaway. You may print out a copy for yourself, and make copies for your friends as long as no money is charged INCLUDING for the cost of reproduction or materials, and as long as this copyright notice is included. You may not reproduce this pattern for sale or put it on any internet site without my express permission.
This is the mitten I made, with one strand of fuschia mohair and one strand of purple mohair.
Last updated January 2nd, 2009
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