by Dilys Sutherland (c) 1998
These tiny mittens, about 2" in length when done, can be worn as a little Chrismas pin, or better yet, strung together in poairs, them make adorable gift decorations. Or maybe as little pencil toppers. You are only limited by your imagination!
Materials: fingering or baby weight yarn, small needles (3.00 mm or smaller)
Cast on 10 stitches.
Rib k1, p1 for 6 rows, increasing by 4 st in last row (14 st)
Row 1: k6, inc in next 2 st, k6
Row 2: purl
Row 3: k6, inc in next stitch, k2, inc in next stitch, k6
Row 4: purl
Row 5: k6, inc in next stitch, k4, inc in next stitch, k6
Row 6: p7, p6 across thumb stitches, TURN WORK, K6, TURN WORK AGAIN, (p2tog) 3 times, break yarn, leaving a tail about a metre long. Thread yarn through three thumb stitches, sew up thumb seam, then using the rest of the tail yarn, continue on and p7.
Row 7: knit
Row 8: purl
Row 9: k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4, k2tog
Row 10: purl
Row 11: k2tog, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, k2tog
Row 12: purl
Draw tail through remaining stitches. Sew side and thumb seams