These instructions are for size eight and one half.
Columbia Scotch Yarn, 4 ounce skeins. 1 skein Navy, 8851.
Columbia Steel Sock Needles, size 13.
8 sts = 1 inch.
Cast on 52 sts, 18 on each of 2 needles, 16 on third needle, join.
Work in k 2, p 2 ribbing for 6 inches, dec 1 st at end of last row. Slip 17 sts on each needle and start thumb at beginning of row. K 1, k 2 sts in next st, k to within the last 2 sts on the 3rd needle, k 2 sts in next st, k 1. K 1 row.
Next row, k 2, k 2 sts in next st, k to within the last 3 sts of 3rd needle, k 2 sts in next st, k 2. K 1 row.
Continue to inc in this manner for thumb every other row, until there are 24 sts between inc, k 1 row. Now slip 24 thumb sts on a st pin. Cast on 10 sts for gusset. K 1 row. On next row, k 2 tog at beginning and end of 10 cast on sts (dec 2 sts). Continue to dec in this manner every row until there are 17 sts on each needle.
K even for 3 ¼ inches, then k 2 tog at beginning and end of each needle. K 1 row.
Continue to dec in this manner every other row until 2 sts remain on each needle. Break yarn, leaving a 12 inch strand. With darning needle, weave sts together.
Pick up the 24 thumb sts and 10 gusset sts. Place the 10 gusset sts with 4 sts each side on one needle (18 sts), and place 8 sts on each of the other 2 needles.
Dec gusset in same manner as on hand. On remaining 24 sts work 1 ½ inches, then dec as for end of mitten.
Other great patterns from Practical Handknits Adaptable for War Relief, Volume No. 93:
V-Neck Coat Sweater
Round Neck Slip-Over
Child's Cap and Glove Set
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