HOW TO MAKE… PEN­GUIN MIT­TENS

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Sub­lime Su­perfine Al­paca DK, 100% al­paca, 50g/120m per ball, one ball each in Soft Grey (433) (Yarn A), Tusk (430) (Yarn B) and Flan­nel (434) (Yarn C) Drops Fa­bel 4 ply, 25% polyamide/75% wool, 50g/205m per ball, small amount in Mus­tard (111) (Yarn D) 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) cir­cu­lar knit­ting nee­dles 4mm (UK 8, US 6) cir­cu­lar knit­ting nee­dles 4mm (UK 8, US 6) dou­ble-pointed nee­dles Scrap yarn Stitch mark­ers Tapestry nee­dle

TEN­SION

22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4") over stock­ing stitch on 4mm nee­dles

ABBREVIATIONS

st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl M1R make one right, pick up the bar be­tween the sts on the right and left nee­dles by bring­ing the left nee­dle through from back to front, then knit into the front of this st M1L make one left, pick up the bar be­tween the sts on right and left nee­dles by bring­ing the left nee­dle through from front to back, then knit into the back of this st PM place marker ssk slip one st, slip one st, knit slipped sts to­gether k2­tog knit 2 sts to­gether dpn dou­ble-pointed nee­dle

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox. 23cm (91/ 8") long and 9cm (35/ 8") wide You may think mit­tens have one sole pur­pose – keep­ing hands cosy – but these play­ful pen­guins will also put a big grin on your face.

Adding a fun feel to any win­ter out­fit, and knit­ted in al­paca yarn for the soft­est fin­ish, you’ll won­der how you sur­vived win­ter with­out them. In­struc­tions These are knit­ted in the round on cir­cu­lar nee­dles, but you can use dou­ble-pointed nee­dles in­stead. Di­vide the sts evenly over the nee­dles, cast on two ex­tra stitches for a seam al­lowance, and sew up the mit­tens at the end. The steps for the left and right mit­tens are the same, ex­cept the thumb gus­set. Add the face de­tail at the end, us­ing du­pli­cate stitch. Cuff Us­ing Yarn A and 3.25mm nee­dles, cast on 42 sts. Join to work in the round. Work 16 rounds in k1 p1 rib un­til cuff mea­sures 5cm (2") long. Lower hand Change to 4mm nee­dles and k 8 rounds Left hand thumb gus­set Round 9 k14, M1R, k2, M1L, k to end of round [44 sts] Round 10 k Round 11 k14, M1R, k4, M1L, k to end of round [46 sts] Round 12 k Round 13 k14, M1R, k6, M1L, k to end of round [48 sts] Round 14 k Round 15 k14, M1R, k8, M1L, k to end of round [50 sts] Round 16 k Round 17 k14, M1R, k10, M1L, k to end of round [52 sts] Round 18 k Round 19 k14, M1R, k12, M1L, k to end of round [54 sts] Round 20 k Round 21 k14, M1R, k14, M1L, k to end of round [56 sts] Round 22 k Round 23 k14, M1R, k16, M1L, k to end of round [58 sts] Round 24 k14, slip next 18 sts onto scrap yarn holder, cast on 2 sts us­ing the back­ward loop method, k to end of round [42 sts] Right hand thumb gus­set Round 9 k4, M1R, k2, M1L, k to end of round [44 sts] Round 10 k Round 11 k4, M1R, k4, M1L, k to end of round [46 sts] Round 12 k Round 13 k4, M1R, k6, M1L, k to end of round [48 sts] Round 14 k Round 15 k4, M1R, k8, M1L, k to

end of round [50 sts] Round 16 k Round 17 k4, M1R, k10, M1L, k to end of round [52 sts] Round 18 k Round 19 k4, M1R, k12, M1L, k to end of round [54 sts] Round 20 k Round 21 k4, M1R, k14, M1L, k to end of round [56 sts] Round 22 k Round 23 k4, M1R, k16, M1L, k to end of round [58 sts] Round 24 k4, slip next 18 sts onto scrap yarn holder, cast on 2 sts us­ing the back­ward loop method, k to end of round [42 sts] There may be a slight hole be­tween the thumb gus­set and the hand, but this can be sewn up while weav­ing in the ends when fin­ish­ing. Up­per hand K 10 rounds Next round change to Yarn B, k21, PM on the 22nd st (to mark st 1 of the chart when work­ing the pen­guin de­sign), k to end of round K 11 rounds Next round k21, PM (for mit­ten top shap­ing), k to end of round Shape mit­ten top Round 1 k1, ssk, k to 3 sts be­fore marker, k2­tog, k2, ssk, k un­til 3 sts re­main, k2­tog, k1 [4 sts de­creased] Work Round 1 a total of 8 times un­til 10 sts re­main. Cut yarn leav­ing a 15cm (6") tail. Us­ing a tapestry nee­dle, thread the tail through the 10 sts to close the top of the mit­ten. Adding the face Cut a 130cm (51¼") length of Yarn C. Fol­low­ing the chart, add the pen­guin face in du­pli­cate stitch, match­ing the ten­sion of the mit­ten. Stitch 1 of the chart is the stitch marked with the stitch marker. Use two more 130cm (51¼") lengths of Yarn C to fin­ish the head. Cut two 30cm (117/ 8") lengths of Yarn C for the eyes and a 35cm (13¾") length of Yarn D for the beak. Thumb Trans­fer the 18 sts on scrap yarn to 4mm nee­dles, re­join Yarn A, and k 12 rounds Next round (k2­tog) all around [9 sts] Cut yarn leav­ing a 15cm (6") tail. Thread the tail through the re­main­ing 9 sts to close the thumb. Mit­ten cord Us­ing Yarn A and 4mm dou­ble­pointed nee­dles, cast on 3 sts, leav­ing a 15cm (6") tail. After cast­ing on, knit the sts, then in­stead of turn­ing, slide the sts to the other end of the dpn. The work­ing yarn is now at the left of the sts. Start knit­ting again from the right st, pulling the work­ing yarn gently across the back of the sts. Con­tinue knit­ting each row in this way, slid­ing the sts back along the nee­dle at the end of each row, rather than turn­ing, to form a nar­row i-cord tube. Work an i-cord 137cm (54") long. Cut the yarn, leav­ing a 15cm (6") tail, and thread through the 3 sts to cast off. Us­ing the yarn tails, sew the i-cord to the cen­tre point of the in­side back of each mit­ten. Weave in any loose ends. To fin­ish, block the mit­tens, care­fully pin­ning them into shape, then leave to dry.

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