by DilysSutherland, (c) 1998

These mitts have no thumbs, (unnecessary in baby mittens) so they work up in the blink of an eye!

**Special Abbreviation: ssk - this is an alternative to the old psso decrease. To ssk, you slip the next two stitches knitwise, then insert the tip of the left hand needle into the front of these two stitches, then knit them together. If you prefer, you could always use the psso decrease instead. (Slip 1, knit one, pass slipped stitch over), but I find the ssk is quicker and neater. 

One pair each 3.75 mm (US 5) and 5 mm (US 8) needles
Worsted weight yarn

With smaller needles, cast on 22 stitches
Rib in k1, p1 ribbing for 1 1/2" (12 rows). Change to larger needles.

Make eyelets as follows:
Next row: k1, *k2tog, yo. Repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Next row: purl

Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 4" from beginning.

Shape end:
Row 1: k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1
Row 2: purl
Row 3: k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1
Row 4: purl

Cast off, sew up finger end and side seam. Thread ribbon or cord through eyelet holes at the wrist.


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