Quick, simple and pretty mittens. The short rib makes them feminine as they show off your wrists. Check the tip under if you want to knit them for men.
Abuelita 4-tråds Merino
DP needles US 9
Gauge per 4"
15 s/24 rows
Length: 8.6 (10.2)"
Width: 4 (4.7)"
If you want the rib to be longer to make them more suitable for colder days or for gents, knit the ribbing 4". Make sure to order yarn for the larger size.
Wind up the yarn into two equally sized balls if you only have 1 skein.
Cast on 32 (36) s on DP needles US 9 with double stranded yarn.
Place 8 (9) s on each of the 4 needles.
Knit a rib in the round, K1, P1 for about 1.6".
Swap to stockinette and knit for about 2" from where the stockinette started.
On the next round prepare for thumb like this:
Cut the yarn, leaving an 8" end.
Mitten 1: Knit the first 6 (7) s of the round in a contrasting yarn.
Mitten 2: Knit the last 6 (7) s of the round in a contrasting yarn.
Continue in the ordinary yarn until the piece is 5.9 (6.7)" from where the stockinette started.
Start decreasing on the next round.
K1, SSK, knit until 3 s remain on needles 2, K2tog, K2, SSK, knit until 3 s remain on needle 4, K2tog, K1.
Knit 1 round
Knit the decrease round
Knit 1 round
Knit the decrease round until 12 s remain. Cast off and assemble from the wrong side, or use kitchener's stitch to assemble.
Pick up the s around each side of the contrasting yarn. Loosen the yarn. Knit the 12 (14) s in the round until the thumb is about 2 (2.5)". K2tog over the next round and pull the remaining s toghether with a tapestry needle.