Saturday, 25 February 2012

Spock Mittens



Pattern notes:  This pattern will make a pair of average man-sized mittens.  If you want smaller mittens, either use smaller needles, thinner yarn, or try casting on less stitches for the cuff and adjusting the rest of the numbers accordingly.  If there is demand for it, I will work out other sizes but I haven't done that yet.  The pattern has been sort of test knit (as in I wrote it out as I was knitting the first mitten and followed the pattern and adjusted it as I was knitting the second mitten), but there may still be errors as this is my first original pattern and I'm making it up as I go along.  Please let me know if you find any errors or have any questions!


You will need:
200 m/100 g worsted weight yarn.  I used Manos del Uruguay Maxima in colour M2415 and I used ~165 m for these mittens.
A set of 3.25 mm dpns
A set of 4 mm dpns
stitch marker
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Tapestry needle


Cuff:
CO 40 stitches with smaller needles. 
Join to work in the round, and work k1, p1 ribbing for 4” or desired length.
Switch to larger needles as you knit the next round
*K10, M1L*, repeat from * to * 3 more times – 44 sts
K3, place marker (m), k around


Thumb Gusset:
M1L, k to m, M1R, sl m, k to end
K around
Repeat these two rows until 17 sts before m on first needle.

K across 17 sts before m, remove marker.  Slip 17 sts just knit to stitch holder or waste yarn.
K around to last stitch, slip last stitch of round to beginning of next needle.  This will be the new beginning of round.


Hand:
K2tog, knit to end of round. – 40 sts
K every round until mitten reaches to bottom of fingers.


Index & middle fingers:
K 11, slip next 18 sts to holder, CO 4 sts with backwards loop method, k to 2 sts before end of round.  Slip last 2 sts to next needle, this will be the new beginning of round.  Divide sts over 3 needles as follows: 9, 8, 9 – 26 sts.
K every round until mitten reaches middle of index fingernail, redistribute sts over 2 needles.

Decreases:
  1. K1, ssk, k to 3 sts left on round, k2tog, k1.
  2. K around.
Repeat above 2 rows once more.
Repeat row 1 twice more.

K1, ssk, k to 3 sts left on needle 1, k2tog, k2, ssk, k to 3 sts left on round, k2tog, k1
Repeat this round until 10 sts left
K2tog around – 5 sts
Break yarn leaving 6 inch tail, thread through remaining stitches.


Ring & pinky fingers:
Starting at the gap, place stitches from waste yarn over 3 needles divided as follows: 5, 8, 5.  With needle 3, join yarn leaving an 8 inch tail and pick up 4 stitches from 4 cast on stitches, pick up one more stitch at the gap.  Knit around to 3 sts  before end of needle 3, slip last three stitches to needle 1.  This will be new beginning of round
K1, k2tog, k to end of round. – 22 sts
K every round until mitten reaches to top of pinky finger.
Divide stitches over 2 needles. 

Decreases:
  1. K to 3 sts left on needle 1, k2tog, k2, ssk, k to end.
  2. K around
Repeat above 2 rows once more.
Repeat row 1 twice more

K1, ssk, k to 3 sts left on needle 1, k2tog, k2, ssk, k to 3 sts left on round, k2tog, k1. – 10 sts
K2tog all around – 5 sts
Break yarn leaving 6 inch tail, thread through remaining stitches.


Thumb:
Starting at the gap, place stitches from waste yarn over 3 needles divided as follows: 6, 6, 5
Join yarn leaving an 8 inch tail, knit around 17 thumb sts, pick up 2 sts at the gap. 
Knit around to 2 before end of round, k2tog – 18 sts
K around until thumb measures to the tip of thumbnail
K2tog around until 4 sts left.
Break yarn leaving 6 inch tail, thread through remaining stitches.

Weave in ends, using the yarn tails to reinforce the joins at the base of the fingers and thumb.

Make second mitten.


Pattern is for personal use only.  If you would like to sell items made from this pattern, please send me a message either here or on ravelry.  My ravelry user ID is amywamy.

1 comment:

  1. These are the first mittens/gloves I've ever been tempted to make. Just amazing! Thanks for the pattern.
    Paula Parker

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