Monday, December 7, 2015

Pattern: Teeny Tiny Mitts Ornament

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I had to whip up a little gift for a handmade swap and came up with this adorable little ornament.

Gather up your sock yarn scraps!

Materials:

  • US1 or US2 double-pointed needles (gauge is not important)
  • Scraps of sock weight yarn (shown here: Toil & Trouble Classic in Persephone)
  • Darning needle

Abbreviations:
  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • PM: Place marker
  • SM: Slip marker

Leaving a long tail (we will use it at the end), cast on 18 stitches, distributing 6 stitches onto three needles, and join in the round.

Rounds 1-5: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end
Round 6: K all
Round 7: K8, PM, M1R, K2, M1L, PM, K to end (increased 2 stitches)
Round 8: K all
Round 9: K to M, SM, M1R, K to M, M1L, SM, K to end (increased 2 stitches)
Round 10: K all
Round 11: K to M. Remove marker and slip next 6 stitches onto scrap yarn. Cast on 2 stitches to close the thumb, K to end.
Round 12-21: K all
Round 22: SSK, K5, K2tog, SSK, K5, K2tog (decreased 4 stitches)
Round 23: SSK, K3, K2tog, SSK, K3, K2tog (decreased 4 stitches)
Round 24: SSK, K1, K2tog, SSK, K1, K2tog (decreased 4 stitches)
Cut your working yarn leaving a tail. Using a darning needle, weave the yarn through the live stitches and pull tight. Pull the yarn to the inside of the mitten and secure. 


Thumb:
Place live stitches onto needles. 
Round 1: Pick up and knit 2 stitches at the base of the thumb, then knit to the end of the round.
Round 2-4: K all
Round 5: *K2tog, repeat from * to end
Cut your working yarn leaving a tail. Using a darning needle, weave the yarn through the live stitches and pull tight. Pull the yarn to the inside of the mitten and secure. 

Weave in all ends except for the cast on tail. Fold the tail in half and secure it, so you can use it to hang your ornament.Enjoy!

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4 comments:

  1. How sweet! Thanks for writing this up!

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    1. You're welcome, I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. This was super fun to make! I worked one up this afternoon to get a sense of the size because our tree will be quite small this year. Thanks for a great pattern.

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    1. You're welcome, so glad you had fun with it :)

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