HINT OF PINK Hat & Finger­less Mitts

Creative Knitting - - NEWS - De­signs by CH­ERYL MUR­RAY

Mitts Gauge

20 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches/10cm

in St st. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert tip of LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; k1 through back of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): Insert tip of LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; k1 in front of re­sult­ing loop.

Pat­tern Stitch

2x2 Rib (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: *K2, p2, rep from * to end. Rep Rnd 1 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Mitts are worked in the round. Af­ter thumb gus­set in­creases are com­pleted, the thumb stitches are placed on waste yarn while the re­main­der of the hand is worked. Then these stitches are re­turned to the nee­dles to com­plete the thumb. Mitts are em­bel­lished with em­broi­dered lazy daisy and run­ning stitches. Feel free to place flow­ers ran­domly on the back of the hand. Add or sub­tract blooms to suit your fancy!

Right Mitt

With MC, cast on 44 sts; dis­trib­ute evenly onto dpns; mark beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Work in 2x2 Rib for 21/2 inches. Set-up rnd: [K2, p2] 6 times, k2, p1, k12,

p1, k2, p2. Work 3 rnds in estab­lished pat. Thumb Gus­set Rnd 1: M1L, k2, M1R, pm, work to end

of rnd—4 gus­set sts. Rnd 2: Work even, knit­ting all sts

be­tween gus­set mark­ers. Top Work even un­til mitt mea­sures 51/2 inches

or 1 inch less than de­sired length. Work 5 rnds in 2x2 Rib. Bind off loosely in rib. Thumb Trans­fer 14 gus­set sts to dpns; with MC, pick up and knit 2 sts from body of mitt at top of thumb hole, mark beg of rnd and join—16 sts. Work 5 rnds in 2x2 Rib or to de­sired

length. Bind off loosely in rib.

Left Mitt

With MC, cast on 44 sts; dis­trib­ute evenly onto dpns; mark beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Work in 2x2 Rib for 21/2 inches. Set-up rnd: K2, p2, k2, p1, k12, p1, [k2,

p2] 6 times. Com­plete as for right mitt.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block to mea­sure­ments.

You’ll be tick­led pink when you make and wear this quick-knit duo with whim­si­cal em­broi­dered ac­cents.

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