Knit n Natter Cwmbran

Calling all who knit, would like to brush up on their skills or would love to learn how to knit. Our first knit & natter will be held in Charles the haberdashery in Cwmbran on April 28th 2012.

They have just started stocking Debbie bliss yarns (yum!) & also this gorgeous yarn Moonlight Sonata by James C Brett which is very soft, easy on the budget & has a lovely gentle sparkle. Its on my needles right now & i just love it!

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Fable Mitts – Free Knitting Pattern

Fable Mitts

Ravel it here!

You will need:

50 grams d.k yarn
4 mm straight needles
2 small stitch holders
darning needle
2 decorative buttons
stitch markers

Size – small (medium)

Tension/Gauge – 4” x 4” 24 sts & 28 rows in stocking stitch

Abbreviations
k – knit p – purl st – stitches rs – right side of work ws – wrong side of work sl1, k1, psso – slip the next stitch knitwise to right needle, knit following stitch, pass slipped stitch over the previously knitted stitch k2tog – knit the next two stitches together st st – stocking stitch, knit on right side, purl on wrong side m1 inc – make 1 increase, with right needle pick up thread between stitches & place on left needle then knit into back loop pm – place marker

Directions

Mittens (make 2)

cast on 35 (39) stitches using the long tail cast on method.
row 1 – k1, p1 repeat til end of row.
row 2 – p1, k1 repeat til end of row.
these two rows form 1 x 1 ribbing, continue in 1 x1 rib until piece measures 2 cm ending with a ws row.

next row – k1, sl1, k1, psso, k10 (12), sl1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k10 (12), k2tog, k1.

next row – purl.
next row – knit.
these two rows form stocking stitch (st st). continue in st st until piece measures 5.5 (6) cm  ending with a ws row.

Shaping:

next row – m1 inc at each end of this & following alternate row [35 (39) st]

continue in st st until piece measures 10 (10.5) cm ending with a ws row.

Start thumb shaping:

next row – k17 (19) st , pm, m1 inc, k1, m1 inc, pm, k to end. continue in pattern increasing one st after fisrt marker & a second st
before last marker on every knit row until 13 (15) st between markers.
next row – p to marker, place 13 (15) st on st holder, purl to end.

work st st for another 4 cm ending in a ws row.
work 3 rows in 1 x 1 rib.
bind off in pattern.

place st from holder on needle & work 2 rows in 1 x 1 rib.
bind off in pattern.

Wrist bands (make 2)

cast on 10 st.
knit 1 row.
next row – sl1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k3.
*next row – sl1, k to end.
next row – sl1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k3**

Start buttonhole:

next row – sl1, k3, bind off 2 st, k3.
next row – sl1, k2, p1, cast on 2 st, k the 2 cast on sts , p1, k3.
repeat from * to ** until piece measures 14 (14.5) cm.
bind off.

Finishing up:

sew up thumb seams. pin wrist bands into place & sew up side seams at the same time sewing wrist bands into seam as well. attatch buttons. block as ball band dictates.

enjoy your new mitts!

Copyright to craftylittlesewnsew 2010. Please feel free to use this pattern for personal or charity use. Please do not use for making profit or selling/publishing as your own. Please link back if you would like to share this pattern.

If you notice any mistakes or have any questions please let me know by leaving a comment – thanks x