Size 3 years
YARN: 2-ounces Red 4-ply Knitting Worsted for background.
1-ounce White for Design
NEEDLES: 1-pr. No. 3 Single Pointed
Two stitch holders.
GAUGE: 6½ sts to an inch.
CUFF: Using the background color, cast on 36 sts and work in tight ribbing of k 1, p 1, for 2½ inches. Tie in white yarn. Next row: Working in the stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) start the pattern on the first 19 sts following the chart. The 17 sts of the inside of the mitten are made with the background color. After 6 rows start the thumb gusset as follows: Pattern across 19 sts, increase 1 st in next st, k 1, increase 1 st in next st, knit 14 sts. Next row: With background color, purl 19 sts, pattern across last 19 sts. 2nd inc: Pattern across 19 sts, inc. 1 st in next st, k 3, inc. 1 st in next st, knit 14 sts. Continue increasing in the same manner, keeping pattern on the first 19 sts and having 2 more sts between each increase on every other row until there are 7 sts between increases; ending with a purl row.
Thumb Separation: Work pattern across 19 sts and place onto a st holder, knit 11 sts and leave on the needle, place remaining 14 sts onto a 2nd st holder. Working in stockinette stitch on the 11 sts of the thumb, cast on 1 st at each side (13 sts). Work until the piece measures 1½ inches from cast on sts. Next knit row: Knit 2 sts together across row. Break yarn leaving 12 inches. Thread a darning needle and draw thru remaining sts and fasten tightly on wrong side of work. Sew up thumb.
Hand: Place the 19 sts off first st holder onto the needle, tie yarn in and pick up and knit 3 sts at base of thumb, place remaining sts off 2nd st holder onto left hand needle, knit across with background color. Work even until 36 rows have been completed. Break off white yarn and finish mitten with background color. 1st dec: * k 2, k 2 tog, repeat from * across row. Purl next row. 2nd dec: * k 1, k 2 tog, repeat from * across row. Purl next row. 3rd dec: Knit 2 sts together across row. Break yarn leaving 16 inches. Finish as tip of thumb.
LEFT MITTEN: Cuff: Work as the right one. When time to start the pattern (follow pattern from left to right) work first 17 sts in background color, then work the remaining 19 sts in pattern. To start the thumb increases: knit 14 sts, inc. 1 st in next st, k 1, inc. 1 st in next st; pattern on last 19 sts. Finish remainder of mitten to correspond to the right one.
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