Snow Mittens

It is crunch time and you still may need to come up with a last minute gift idea for a helpful neighbour, or an unexpected guest at the dinner table on Christmas Eve.  These bulky mittens will be finished in a merry jingle, complete with nostalgic charm just like the ones Grandma used to make.  Knit in a lively-coloured yarn from Sirdar, Kiko offers eight fun options for your choosing.  Match these mittens with our Button Up Cowl and One Hour Slouch Hat for the perfect gift ensemble.

WEEK FIVE- I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know………with a pair of thick cosy knitted mittens to keep my hands snug and warm while I walk in the snow.

Wishing you joy and peace this holiday season

from all of us at Diamond Yarn

 

KIKO #411

KIKO #411

 

KIKO #417

KIKO #417

 

KIKO #416

KIKO #416

 

 

SNOW MITTENS

SNOW MITTENS

SNOW MITTENS

Women’s Size Medium

Width-  20 cm/ 8 ins

Length- 25 cm/ 10 ins

Yarn:  2 balls (50 g) Sirdar KIKO

Needles:  8.00 mm double pointed set

Tension:  10 sts and 14 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over st st

 

LEFT MITTEN:  Cast on 16 sts, divide evenly onto 3 needles.  Place a marker on 1st st and join in round.

Work 8 rounds in K1/P1 ribbing.

K 2 rounds.

Shape Gussett:

Rnd 3- Kfb (k into front and back of next st), place marker on needle, k to last 2 sts, place marker on needle, kfb, k1.

Rnd 4- K

Rnd 5- K

Rep last 3 rnds 2 more times working kfb into st right before 1st marker and into st right after 2nd marker = 22 sts.

Thumb Opening:

Next Rnd- K to last 3 sts, slip next 6 sts onto holder (last 3 sts and first 3 sts), **cast on 2 sts, place marker for beg of rnd, k to end = 18 sts.

Divide sts as follows- 5 sts on 1st needle, 4 sts on 2nd needle, 9 sts on 3rd needle.  Continue to knit each round until work measures 10 cm/ 4 ins from thumb opening.

Shape Top:

Next Rnd- (1st needle) skp, k to end, (2nd needle) k to last 2 sts, k2tog, (3rd needle) skp, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Next Rnd- K

Rep last 2 rnds until 6 sts remain.

Cut yarn and thread through rem sts, tighten and secure.

Thumb:

Slip 6 sts from holder onto 2 needles.  Attach yarn, pick up and k 3 sts across opening, divide sts onto 3 needles = 9 sts.

Work in k rounds for 6 cm/ 2 1/2 ins.

Shape Top:

Next Rnd- [K1, k2tog] rep to end.  Cut yarn and thread through rem sts, tighten and secure.

RIGHT MITTEN:  Work as Left Mitten until **.  Place marker for beg of rnd, cast on 2 sts, k to end of rnd.

Divide sts as follows- 9 sts on 1st needle, 5 sts on 2nd needle, 4 sts on 3rd needle.  Continue to knit each rnd until work measures 10 cm/ 4 ins from thumb opening.

Shape Top:

Next Rnd- (1st needle) skp, k to last 2 sts, k2tog, (2nd needle) skp, k to end, (3rd needle) k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Next Rnd- K

Rep last 2 rnds until 6 sts remain.

Cut yarn and thread through rem sts, tighten and secure.

Work Thumb as for Left Mitten.

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