Wolseley WOol

Free pattern – Windowpane Mittens!

unnamed

We’ve got another free pattern for you from the My Store, My Mountain Contest. This one is the Windowpane Mittens. Using two skeins of My Mountain Boston in a solid colour with one of the FUN new Boston Spot colours the pattern in the mitten is created using only one colour per row, so no fancy colour work, with some slipped stitches to pull colours up. These mittens make a great gift too, knitting up quickly in spectacular colours! Just look at the fun spot colours! And don’t forget to go to the My Mountain Page and vote for us.

spotcolours

Window Pane Mittens

Materials:

  • 2 balls of a solid colour of Boston (colour A)
  • 1 balls of Boston Spot Color (colour B)
  • 1 set each of US 8/5mm and 10/6mm DPNs
  • 1 yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Scrap yarn for thumb

Instructions:

Cuff:

Using the smaller needles and colour A , cast on 28 stitches and divide them among your DPNs.

Join in the round. Work in k2, p2 rib for 18 rounds.

Switch to larger needles

Mitten Body Pattern:

Rounds 1 & 2: Using colour A, knit all stitches

Round 3: Using colour B, *p3 stitches, bring the yarn to back and slip next stitch purl wise, bring yarn back to the front* repeat to end of round.

Work rounds 1-3 5 times total.

Thumb:

Round 1: Using colour A, knit all stitches

Round 2 Left Mitten: Using colour A, knit to last 5 stitches. Knit these 5 stitches with your scrap yarn and then place them back on to your left hand needle and knit across them using colour A.

Round 2 Right Mitten: Knit the next 5 stitches on to your scrap yarn. Place them back on your left hand needle and knit all stitches using colour A.

Round 3: Using colour B, *p3 stitches, bring the yarn to back and slip next stitch purl wise, bring yarn back to the front* repeat to end of round.

Mitten Body Continued:

Work mitten body pattern rounds 1-3 for 10 more rounds or until desired length is reached. Make sure to end just after finishing a round 3.

Mitten top:

Round 1: Using colour A, *k2tog, k2* repeat to end of round (21 stitches)

Round 2: Using colour A, knit all stitches

Round 3: Using colour B, *p2 stitches, bring the yarn to back and slip next stitch purl wise, bring yarn back to the front* repeat to end of round.

Round 4: Using colour A, *k2tog, k1* repeat to end of round (14 stitches)

Round 5: Using colour A, knit all stitches

Round 6: Using colour B, *p1 stitch, bring the yarn to back and slip next stitch purl wise, bring yarn back to the front* repeat to end of round.

Round 7. Using colour A, *k2tog* to end of round (7 stitches)

Cut yarn leaving a 12 inch tail. Pull it through all the stitches left on the needle and pull to close up the mitten. Repeat instructions for second mitten paying attention to thumb placement.

Thumb:

Remove scrap yarn and put divide the 10 live stitches on your needles.

Round 1: Using colour A, pick up one stitch in the corner of the thumb, k5, pick up one stitch, k5 (12 stitches).

Knit 16 rounds or until thumb is desired length.

Last row: *k2tog* repeat to end (5 stitches)

Cut yarn leaving a 12 inch tail. Pull it through all the stitches left on the needle and pull to close up the thumb. Weave in all ends and enjoy your new mittens!