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Crystal Palace Yarns - free knit mitten pattern

 

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Cuddles

Braided Mittens

Designed by Cathy Campbell for Crystal Palace Yarns

Description:  These mittens are quick and fun to knit.  Cuddles gives the mittens body and a softened texture.  They have long cuffs for extra wrist warmth.  See the matching Braided Earflap Hat for an extra cozy winter set.

Level:  Intermediate (This is a great project for an advanced beginner who is ready to learn cables and mitten construction.)

Size:  Woman’s M (Men’s M)

Hand Circumference: 8 (9)”

Materials:

Gauge:  4 sts = 1” in St st

Abbreviations: 
beg
- beginning; BO- bind off; C4L- cable 4 left (slip 2 sts and hold in front of work, k2, k2 from cable needle); C6L- cable 6 left (slip 3 sts and hold in front of work, k3, k3 from cable needle); C6R- cable 6 right (slip 3 sts and hold in back of work, k3, k3 from cable needle); CO- cast on; dpn-double-pointed needle; dpn- double-pointed needles; k- knit; m1- make one st (pull band of yarn on row below between stitch just worked and next stitch and slip onto left needle, knit into back of this stitch to make a new stitch);  k2tog- knit 2 stitches together; p- purl; p2sso- pass the 2 slipped stitches over the stitch just worked; p2tog- purl 2 stitches together; patt- pattern; pu- pick up; rem- remaining; rnd- round; ssk- slip, slip, knit (slip one stitch knitwise onto working needle then slip the next stitch knitwise onto working needle, slip back onto left needle and knit together; St st- stockinette stitch; st(s)- stitch(es)

INSTRUCTIONS

Left Mitten:

CO 32 (36) sts over four dpn’s.  Join yarn and work in St st for 8 (10) rnds.
Next Rnd:  k13(15), m1, k6(7), m1, k7, m1, k6(7), m1. [36 (40) sts]
Redistribute stitches on dpn's as follows:  DPN #1=8sts, DPN #2=10 sts, DPN #3=11 sts, DPN #4=7 sts.

Begin Cable patt:
Rnd 1, 2 & 3:  k13(15), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 4:  k13(15), p1(2), C4L, p2, C6R, k3, p2, C4L, p1(2).
Rnds 5, 6 & 7:  Work as for Rnd 1.
Rnd 8:  k13(15), p1(2), C4L, p2, k3, C6L, p2, C4L, p1(2).
Rnds 9-16:  Repeat Rnds 1-8
Rnd 17:  k1, m1, k3(4), m1, k5, m1, k3(4), m1, k1, p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2). [40 (44) sts]
Rnd 18 & 19:  k17(19), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 20:  k17(19), p1(2), C4L, p2, C6R, k3, p2, C4L, p1(2).
Rnd 21:  k5(6), m1, k7, m1, k5(6), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).  [42 (46) sts]
Rnd 22 & 23:  k19(21), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2)

Begin Thumb Gusset:
Rnd 24:  k16(17), m1, k1, m1, k2(3), p1(2), C4L, p2, k3, C6L, p2, C4L, p1(2).  [44 (48) sts]
Rnd 25:  k21(23), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 26:  k16(17), m1, k3, m1, k2(3), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).  [46 (50) sts]
Rnd 27:  k23 (25), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 28:  k16(17), m1, k5, m1, k2(3), p1(2), C4L, p2, C6R, k3, p2, C4L, p1(2).
Rnd 29:  k25 (27), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 30:  k16(17), m1, k7, m1, k2(3), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 31:  k27(29), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 32:  k16(17), m1, k9, m1, k2(3), p1(2), C4L, p2, k3, C6L, p2, C4L, p1(2).  Rnd 33:  k29(31), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 34:  k16(17), m1, k11, m1, k2(3), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 35:  k31(33), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 36:  k16(17), m1, k13, m1, k2(3), p1(2), C4L, p2, C6R, k3, p2, C4L, p1(2). [56 (60) sts]

For Women’s M Only:
Rnd 37:  k16, sl 2 tog knitwise, sl 12 sts onto scrap yarn to be worked later, k1, p2sso, k2, p1, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1. [42 sts]
Rnd 38 & 39:  k19, p1, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1.

For Men’s M Only:
Rnd 37:  k35, p2, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p2.
Rnd 38:  k17, m1, k15, m1, k3, p2, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p2. [62 sts]
Rnd 39:  k17, sl 2 tog knitwise, sl 14 sts onto scrap yarn to be worked later, k1, p2sso, k3, p2, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p2. [46 sts]

Continue Hand (both sizes):
Rnd 40:  k19(21), p1(2), C4L, p2, k3, C6L, p2, C4L, p1(2).
Rnds 41, 42 & 43:  k19(21), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 44:  k19(21), p1(2), C4L, p2, C6R, k3, p2, C4L, p1(2).
Rnd 45, 46 & 47:  Work as for Rnd 41.
Rnd 48:  k19(21), p1(2), C4L, p2, k3, C6L, p2, C4L, p1(2).
Rnds 49-56:  Repeat Rnds 41-48.

For Men’s M Only:  Rnds 57-64:  Repeat Rnds 41-48 again.

Begin Top Decrease (both sizes):
Rnd 57 (65):  ssk, k15(17), k2tog, p1(2), k1, ssk, k1, p2, k9, p2, k1, k2tog, k1, p1(2). [38 (42) sts]
Rnd 58 (66):  k17(19), p1(2), k3, p2, k9, p2, k3, p1(2).
Rnd 59 (67):  ssk, k13(15), k2tog, p1(2), k1, ssk, p2, k9, p2, k2tog, k1, p1(2). [34 (38) sts]
Rnd 60 (68):  k15(17), p1(2), k2, p2, C6R, k3, p2, k2, p1(2).
Rnd 61 (69):  ssk, k11(13), k2tog, p1(2), k1, ssk, p1, k9, p1, k2tog, k1, p1(2). [30 (34) sts]
Rnd 62 (70):  ssk, k9(11), k2tog, p1(2), k1, ssk, k9, k2tog, k1, p1(2).  [26 (30) sts]
Rnd 63 (71):  ssk, k7(9), k2tog, p1(2), k1, ssk, k7, k2tog, k1, p1(2).  [22 (26)sts]
Rnd 64 (72):  ssk, k5(7), k2tog, p1(2), k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1, p1(2). [18 (22) sts]
Rnd 65 (73):  ssk, k3(5), k2tog, p1(2), k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1, p1(2). [14 (18) sts]
Rnd 66 (74):  ssk, k1(3), k2tog, p1(2), k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, p1(2). [10 (14) sts]

For Men’s M Only:
Rnd 75:  ssk, k1, k2tog, p2tog, k5, p2tog. [10 sts]

For both sizes:
Cut yarn leaving 8” tail.  Thread yarn needle and sew up rem 10 sts. 

Finishing the Thumb:
Divide the 12(14) sts of thumb gusset over 3 dpn’s and pull out scrap yarn.  Work 7(9) rnds of St st.  Begin decrease.

For Men Only:
Dec Rnd:  (k5, k2tog) 2x. [12 sts]

For Both Sizes:
Dec Rnd:  (k2, k2tog) 2x. [9 sts]
Work one rnd even in St st.
Dec Rnd:  (k1, k2tog) 2x. [6 sts]

Thread yarn needle and sew up rem 6 sts.  Weave in all ends. 
 

Right Mitten:
Work as for Left Mitten for Rnds 1-23.

Begin Thumb Gusset:
Rnd 24:  k2(3), m1, k1, m1, k16(17), p1(2), C4L, p2, k3, C6L, p2, C4L, p1(2). [44 sts]
Rnd 25:  k21(23), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 26:  k2(3), m1, k3, m1, k16(17), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2). [46 sts]
Rnd 27:  k23(25), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 28:  k2(3), m1, k5, m1, k16(17), p1(2), C4L, p2, C6R, k3, p2, C4L, p1(2).
Rnd 29:  k25(27), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 30:  k2(3), m1, k7, m1, k16(17), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 31:  k27(29), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 32:  k2(3), m1, k9, m1, k16(17), p1(2), C4L, p2, k3, C6L, p2, C4L, p1(2).
Rnd 33:  k29(31), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 34:  k2(3), m1, k11, m1, k16(17), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 35:  k31(33), p1(2), k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1(2).
Rnd 36:  k2(3), m1, k13, m1, k16(17), p1(2), C4L, p2, C6R, k3, p2, C4L, p1(2). [56 (60) sts]

For Women’s M only:
Rnd 37:  k2, sl 2 tog knitwise, sl 12 sts onto scrap yarn to be worked later, k1, p2sso, k16, p1, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1. [42 sts]
Rnd 38 & 39:  k19, p1, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p1.

For Men’s M only: 
Rnd 37:  k35, p2, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p2.
Rnd 38:  k3, m1, k15, m1, k17, p2, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p2. [62 sts]
Rnd 39:  k3, sl 2 tog knitwise, sl 14 sts onto scrap yarn to be worked later, k1, p2sso, k17, p2, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p2. [46 sts]

Continue Hand and Top Decrease (both sizes):

Work as for Left Mitten for Rnds 40-66 (40-75).  

Cut yarn leaving 8” tail.  Thread yarn needle and sew up rem 10 sts. 

Finishing Thumb:
Work thumb as for Left Mitten.
Weave in all ends. 

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May 2012