Monday, January 16, 2017

Slantways... The Mittening



***Link to Ravelry Pattern Page***


Yarn- I used Malabrigo Mecha which is classified as a bulky weight yarn. I used it more as an aran weight I think.  One whole skein used 130yards

Needles- US6 and US8 circular needles or DPNS
Gauge- 4.5 stitches per inch on larger needles
Size- Women's medium

Pattern
- Cast on 32sts on smaller needles (I put 16 stitches on each needle while using the magic loop method)
- K2p2 for 2.5 inches making sure to not twist edge when joining to knit in round
Switch to larger needles
-Knit one round
-Knit 1, m1L, knit 7, m1R, knit 7, m1R,  knit 1(needle 1)
(needle 2) Knit 1, m1L, knit 14,  m1R,  knit 1
-Knit round
-Knit 1, ssk, knit 6,  m1R, knit 1, m1L, knit6, k2tog, knit 1 (needle 1)
(needle 2) knit rest of round
-Knit round
-Knit 1, ssk, knit 6,  m1R, knit 1, m1L, knit6, k2tog, knit 1 (needle 1)
(needle 2) knit rest of round
-Knit round
-Knit 1, ssk, knit 6,  m1R, knit 1, m1L, knit6, k2tog, knit 1 (needle 1)
(needle 2) knit 2, pm (start thumb) m1L, knit1, M1R, pm, knit rest of round
-Continue doing Slantways pattern (inc/dec round followed by 1 knit round) and thumb increases until you have 11 thumb stitches total between the markers on the inc/dec round
-Knit round
-Inc/dec round removing thumb stitches and putting them on a holder, cast on 1 stitch continue knitting round
-Continue in pattern until piece measures 9 inches finishing on a knit round
-K1, sssk, k5, m1R, k1,  m1L, k5, k3tog, k2, ssk, k12, k2tog, k1
-Knit round
-K1, sssk,  k4, m1R, k1, m1L, k4, k3tog, k2, ssk, k10, k2tog,  k1
-K1, ssk, k9, k2tog, k2, ssk, k8, k2tog, k1
-K1, sssk, k2, m1R, k1, m1L, k3tog, k2, ssk,  k6,  k2tog,  k1
-K1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1
-K1, sssk, k1, k3tog, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2tog, k1 (10sts remain)
Kitchener st up

Repeat a second time changing the thumb placement to 3 sts from left side of second needle m1L, k1, m1R, knit 2 sts


Thumb
-Pick up 11 sts
-Knit 1 round picking up 1 stitch at end of round
-Knit 14 rounds
-K1, k2tog around
-K2tog around
-Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches
weave in ends

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