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Crystal Palace Yarns
free knit mitten pattern  

Below is a Child's version
in color #103 'violets'


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Mini Mochi Patterns

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 Mini Mochi Springy Ring Mittens
sized for adults & children

Designed and Knit by Cathy Campbell for Crystal Palace Yarns

Matching Hat Pattern, Click here.

Also, see these mittens in Mochi Plus at a quicker knitting gauge.

Description: These simple mittens have a horizontal ribbed cuff, thumb gusset, and easy top decrease.

Level: Beginner

Materials:
1 (2, 2, 2) - 50g balls of  Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi (shown in color 101 - 'Intense' in Women's size M & below in color 103 - 'Violets' )
US size 2 Crystal Palace Bamboo double-pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Yarn needle

Gauge: 7.5 sts=1" in St st

Size: Child's M (Child's L/Women's S, Women's M, Women's L)
Hand Circumference: 6-3/4 (7-1/2, 8, 8-1/2)"

Note: the changing colors in Mini Mochi are formed by dyeing the fiber before spinning and the colors will not appear at the same spacing in all balls of yarn. For this reason any pairs of mittens you make will be "fraternal" twins and usually not "identical" twins.

Abbreviations: CO- cast on; dec- decrease; dpn- double pointed needle; inc- increase; k- Knit; k2tog- knit 2 sts together; m1- make 1 st by pulling band between st just knitted and next st, slipping it onto left needle and knitting through the back loop; p- Purl; rep- repeat; sl- slip; St st - stockinette stitch; rnd(s)- round(s); st(s)- stitch(es)

Instructions: (Make 2)
CO 44 (48, 52, 56) sts and begin working in the round.
Knit 8 (10, 10, 10) rnds.

Cuff:
Purl 5 (6, 6, 6) rnds
Knit 5 (6, 6, 6) rnds
Repeat 3 (4, 4, 4) more times. Purl 5 (6, 6, 6) more rnds.

Hand:
Knit 1 (2, 2, 2) rnds.
Inc Rnd: *k10 (11, 12, 13) m1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd [48 (52, 56, 60) sts]
Knit 1 rnd.
Inc Rnd: *k23 (12, 13, 14) m1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd [50 (56, 60, 64) sts]

Begin Thumb Gusset:

Inc Rnd: K1, m1, k2, m1, k to end of rnd.
Work 1 rnd even.
Inc Rnd: K1, m1, k4, m1, k to end of rnd.
Work 1 rnd even.
Inc Rnd: K1, m1, k6, m1, k to end of rnd.
Work 1 rnd even.
Continue increasing in this manner until you have 18 (20, 22, 24) sts between the increase sts. Work 1 rnd even.

Next Rnd:
K2. With yarn needle, sl 18 (20, 22, 24) sts for thumb onto scrap yarn and hold away from work. (These sts will be worked later.) K to end of rnd.
Next Rnd:
k, keeping thumb sts away and closing the gap.
Work even in St st until hand measures 4.5 (5, 5.5, 6)" [or 1.25 (1.25, 1.5, 1.25)" before desired mitten length].

Begin Top Decrease:
Dec Rnd: *k8 (6, 8, 6), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Work 1 (2, 2, 2) rnds even.
Dec Rnd: *k7 (5, 7, 5), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Work 1 rnd even.
Dec Rnd: *k6 (4, 6, 4), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Work 1 rnd even.
Dec Rnd: *k5 (3, 5, 3), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Work 0 (1, 1, 1) rnd even
Dec Rnd: *k4 (2, 4, 2), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Dec Rnd: *k3 (1, 3, 1), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Dec Rnd: *k2 (0, 2, 0), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Dec Rnd: *k1 (0, 1, 0), k0 (2,0)tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Dec Rnd: *k2 (0, 2, 0)tog; rep from * to end of rnd

Cut yarn. Thread needle with yarn end and draw through rem sts.

Finishing the Thumb:
(Note: If possible, join the yarn at a similar color to the sts on the contrasting yarn to continue gradation effect.)
Sl thumb sts onto three dpn's and pull out scrap yarn. Pick up 2 sts at sides of gap. [20 (22, 24, 26) sts]. Work in the rnd in St st for 1 (1, 1.25, 1.5)".

For Child's M: Go to first Dec Rnd.
For Child's L/Women's S & Women's L: *k9 (11), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd

For Women's M:
k

For all Sizes:
Dec Rnd: *k2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Work 0 (1, 1, 1) rnd even.
Dec Rnd: *k1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
Work 0 (1, 1, 1) rnd even.
Dec Rnd: *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd

Cut yarn. Thread needle with yarn end and draw through rem sts.
Weave in all ends.

copyright 2009 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Mini Mochi are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page June 11, 2012