MITTS Zig Your Zag

This mitt set is a fun way to show off col­or­work in a myr­iad of com­bi­na­tions. The de­sign fea­tures slipped stitches and cor­ru­gated rib­bing for a nice snug fit.

Creative Knitting - - NEWS - De­sign by MEAGHAN SCHMALTZ

Sizes

Woman’s X-small (small, medium, large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Length: 71/2 (71/2, 81/2, 81/2) inches Cir­cum­fer­ence: 61/8 (63/4, 73/8, 8) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty (sport weight; 100% merino; 145 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein each char­coal #98 (A), aqua­ma­rine #70 (B) and lemon chif­fon #40 (C) • Size 4 (3.5mm) dou­ble-point nee­dles (set of 5) or size needed to ob­tain gauge • 3 stitch mark­ers

Gauge

26 sts and 38 rnds = 4 inches/

10cm in St st. To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from

LH to RH nee­dle. Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der strand be­tween sts, knit into the back of the loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): Insert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der strand be­tween sts, knit into the front of the loop.

Pat­tern Stitch

1x1 Rib (even num­ber of sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around. Rep Rnd 1 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Yarn amounts are suf­fi­cient for 2 pairs

of mitts, 1 in each col­or­way. Right and left mitts are worked

the same.

Mitts Ver­sion 1

Cuff With A, cast on 40 (44, 48, 52), pm for beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Join B. Us­ing A for the knit sts and B for the purl sts, work 10 (10, 12, 12) rnds in 1x1 Rib. With A, knit 1 rnd. Cut A, leav­ing a 6-inch tail for weav­ing in. Lower Hand With B, knit 2 rnds. Join C and work 16-rnd striped slip-st

pat as fol­lows: Rnd 1: With C, [k1, sl 1, k2] 3 (4,4, 5) times, k1, sl 1 (0,1, 0), k1 (0,1, 0), pm, k10, pm, k1, sl 1 (0,1, 0), k1 (0,1, 0), [k2, sl 1, k1] 3 (4,4, 5) times. Rnd 2: With C, knit. Rnd 3: With B, rep Rnd 1, slip­ping

mark­ers. Rnd 4: With B, knit. Rnds 5–8: Rep Rnds 1–4. Rnd 9: With C, [k2, sl 1, k1] 3 (4,4, 5) times, k2 (1,2, 1), sl 1 (0,1, 0), sm, k10, sm, sl 1 (0,1, 0), k2 (1,2, 1), [k1, sl 1, k2] 3 (4,4, 5) times. Rnd 10: With C, knit. Rnd 11: With B, rep Rnd 9. Rnd 12: With B, knit. Rnds 13–16: Rep Rnds 9–12.

Shape Thumb Gus­set Work sts out­side mark­ers in es­tab­lished striped slip-st pat and inc be­tween gus­set mark­ers as fol­lows: Inc rnd: Work in pat to marker, sm, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, sm, work in pat to end—12 gus­set sts be­tween mark­ers. Knit­ting all sts be­tween mark­ers, rep Inc rnd [ev­ery 6 rnds] 4 (4, 5, 5) times, end­ing with Rnd 9 (9, 15, 15)—20 (20, 22, 22) gus­set sts. Work 2 rnds even. Next rnd: Work in pat to marker, sm, k5, bind off 10 (10, 12, 12) sts, knit to marker, sm, work in pat to end. Up­per Hand Work 4 rnds even, re­mov­ing mark­ers

on last rnd. Sizes X-Small & Small Only Cut B, leav­ing a 6-inch tail. All Sizes With C(C, B, B), knit 1 rnd. Sizes Medium & Large Only Cut B, leav­ing a 6-inch tail. All Sizes Join A and knit 1 rnd. Us­ing A for the knit sts and C for the purl sts, work 10 (10, 12, 12) rnds in 1x1 Rib. Us­ing A, loosely bind off all sts kwise.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in all ends. Block to fin­ished mea­sure­ments.

Mitts Ver­sion 2

Work same as ver­sion 1, re­plac­ing C for A, A for B and B for C.

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