Knit-to-fit child's size (ages approximately 8-12) and woman's size
Directions are given for Child's Size. Changes for Woman's Size are in parentheses.
COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply ("Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 6 (8) ounces of No. 835 Periwinkle; 1 (2) ounces of No. 1 White and ⅓ ounce of No. 909 Scarlet for both sizes.
Knitting needles, 1 pair No. 3 and No. 5.
Milwards Tapestry Needle No. 18.
GAUGE: Stockinette st: 11 sts = 2 inches; 7 rows = 1 inch.
COLLAR ... Starting at lower edge with Periwinkle and No. 5 needles cast on 144 (160) sts. Drop Periwinkle, attach White. 1st row: With White k across. 2nd row (right side): With White p across. Break off White and fasten. Pick up Periwinkle. 3rd and 4th rows: With Periwinkle k across. 5th row: P across. 6th through 8th row: Repeat 4th, 5th and 4th rows. 9th through 11th row: Repeat first through 3rd row. 12th row: With Periwinkle * k 7 (8), k 2 tog. Repeat from * across—128 (144) sts. 13th through 19th row: Repeat 5th through 8th row; then repeat first through 3rd row. 20th row: With Periwinkle * k 2 tog, k 6 (7). Repeat from * across—112 (128) sts. 21st through 27th row: Repeat 13th through 19th row. NOTE: Continue with Periwinkle only. 28th row: * K 5 (6), k 2 tog. Repeat from * across—96 (112) sts. Change to stockinette st (p 1 row, k 1 row) and work 3 rows even. Next row: K across, decreasing 16 sts evenly across—80 (96) sts. Work 3 rows even. Next row: K across decreasing 2 (10) sts evenly—78 (86) sts. Purl 1 row.
NECKBAND ... Change to No. 3 needles. 1st row: K 2, * p 2, k 2. Repeat from * across. 2nd row: P 2, * k 2, p 2. Repeat from * across. Repeat last 2 rows until length of Neckband is 2 (2½) inches ending with 2nd row.
Back of Hood: Change to No. 5 needles. 1st row: Bind off 10 sts loosely in ribbing, k to within last 10 sts, work last 10 sts in ribbing. 2nd row: Bind off 10 sts loosely in ribbing, p remaining sts. Starting with a k row, work even in stockinette st over remaining 58 (66) sts for 6 (6½) inches ending with a p row.
Top of Hood: 1st row: K across 40 (44) sts, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., turn. 2nd row: SI 1, p across 22 sts, p 2 tog, turn. 3rd row: SI 1, k 22, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., turn. Repeat last 2 rows until all sts are worked off—24 sts remain for forehead. Break off.
Face Band: With right side facing, Periwinkle, and No. 5 needles, pick up and k 30 (34) sts along right face edge (omit bound-off sts); k across forehead sts; pick up and k 30 (34) sts along left face edge. Work first through 8th row of Collar 3 times; then repeat first through 3rd row once more. Bind off loosely purling the sts.
Ease in the end of face band and sew to bound-off sts of neckband. Sew front seam from lower edge of collar to face band.
Smocking: Starting at front seam place pins evenly spaced (about 2¼ inches apart) in first ridge on lower edge of collar. Thread tapestry needle with Scarlet. Draw first and 2nd ridges together with 2 overcast sts at each pin and fasten on wrong side. Draw 3rd and 4th ridges together in same way, having overcast sts directly above previous Scarlet sts. Draw 2nd and 3rd ridges together having each overcast st centered between sets of previous Scarlet sts. Smock face band in same way. Press hood through damp cloth.
Width around palm 6 (7) inches.
Cuff: Starting at edge with No. 5 needles and Periwinkle, cast on 44 (55) sts. Work first through 11th row same as Collar of Hood. 12th row: K across, decreasing 4 (5) sts evenly. 13th through 19th row: Repeat 13th through 19th row of Collar. Repeat 12th through 19th row twice—32 (40) sts remain. Change to No. 3 needles and work in k 2, p 2 ribbing for ½ inch ending with a right side row. Next row (wrong side): For Small Size p across increasing one st. For Large Size p across, decreasing one st. Change to No. 5 needles and work remainder of Mitten in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) over these 33 (39) sts as follows: Work 2 rows even.
Thumb Gore—1 st row: K 16 (19), p 1, k 16 (19). 2nd row: P 15 (18), k 1, p 1, k 1, p to end of row. 3rd row: K 15 (18), place a marker on needle, p and k in next st one st increased; k in front and back of next st—another st increased; slip another marker on needle, p 1, k to end of row. 4th row: P 15 (18), k 1, slip marker, p to one st before next marker, k 1, slip marker, p to end of row. 5th row: K 15 (18), slip marker, p and k in next st, k to one st before next marker, k in front and back of next st, slip marker, p 1, k to end of row. Repeat 4th and 5th rows alternately until there are 11 (13) sts between the 2 purled sts ending with 4th row. Work 2 rows even.
THUMB ... 1st row: Removing markers, k 26 (31), inc one st in next st, turn. 2nd row: P 11 (13), inc one st in next st, turn. Work in stockinette st over these 13 (15) sts only until thumb measures 2 (2¼) inches or reaches ¼ inch from tip ending with a p row.
To Shape Tip—Next row: * K 2 tog, k 1. Repeat from * across. Break off leaving an 8-inch length of yarn. Thread this length into tapestry needle and draw through remaining sts. Pull up tightly and fasten.
HAND ... Attach yarn to sts on right hand needle, cast on 2 sts and work across sts on left hand needle. There are 34 (40) sts on needle. Work in stockinette st until piece measures, ending with a p row, 5 (5¾) inches from last row of ribbing or until mitten reaches tip of little finger.
To Shape Tip—1st row: * K 1, k 2 tog, k 11 (14), sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k 1, place a marker on needle. Repeat from * once more. 2nd row: Slipping markers, p across. 3rd row: * K 1, k 2 tog, k to within 3 sts of next marker, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k 1. Repeat from * once more. Repeat last 2 rows until 14 (16) sts remain ending with a p row. Next row: * K 2 tog, k 1. Repeat from * across. Break off leaving a 12-inch length of yarn. Finish tip same as thumb tip.
Sew thumb, hand and cuff seam. Press through a damp cloth. Smock cuff same as Smocking on Hood. Make other mitten same as this.
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