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Marshmallow mittens!

As if I forgot to post aboot this!

When I was in Italy (January & February) with Bronson I totally forgot to pack mittens for him. Granted, we weren't actually outside all that much but it was quite damp and all of the little old ladies in my family kept lecturing me about how he was going to catch his death if his little marshmallow fingers got cold.

So, in an effort to comply (read: to not look like a total failure and get them off of my back!) I whipped up these cute little infant mittens. I was going to give them thumbs but B's fingers are so chubby and tiny I thought... who really wants to struggle to get baby fingers into the right slots when they're just going to pull them out anyway?! Am I right?

Without further ado, I present:



I bought this yarn at an Italian market by the sea, so there's no detailed information on what kind of yarn. I can only assume it's acrylic and seems to be a worsted weight (maybe between DK and Worsted..?) I used a 4mm hook to keep them tiny.

Rnd 1: In a magic loop, ch1 and work 6 sc, join to first sc with sl st (6 sts)
Rnd 2: ch1, 2 sc in each sc, join to beg with sl st (12 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat 6 times, join to beg of rnd with sl st (18 sts)
Rnd 4: ch 1, *1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat 6 times, join to beg of rnd with sl st (24 sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *1 sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat 6 times, join to beg of rnd with sl st (30 sts)
Rnd 6: ch 1, *1 sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat 6 times, join to beg of rnd with sl st (36 sts)
Rnd 7: ch 1, 1 sc in each sc, join to beg of rnd with sl st (36 sts)
Rnd 8: repeat rnd 7
Rnd 9: ch 1, *1 sc in first 4 sc, sc 2 sts tog *, repeat 6 times, join to beg of rnd with sl st (30 sts)
Rnd 10: ch 1, *1 sc in first 3 sc, sc 2 sts tog * repeat 6 times, join to beg of rnd with sl st (24 sts)
Rnd 11: ch 1, *1 sc in first 2 sc, sc 2 sts tog * repeat 6 times, join to beg of rnd with sl st (18 sts), do not fasten off.

To make the cuff:
without fastening off from previous rndCh 7
Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch (6 sts)
Row 3 to 18: (From now on, working in BLO) ch 1, turn, sc in each st (6 sts)

Matching this band up with the edge of the mitten, join pieces together using sc (18 sts), and then join the ends of the cuff in the same manner (6 sts), do not fasten off.

Chain a length that is equal to the length of the sweater or jacket you are using plus one length of the "mitten" to give it extra room for putting them on and taking them off. At this point you can fasten off your yarn leaving a tail long enough to join to the second mitten.

Create your second mitten in the same fashion as the first and join to the tail of the string joining two.

And that's it!

These took just a few minutes to throw together and worked like a dream.

Comments

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jennetters
Mar. 14th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Haha thanks :) I was glad to have some yarn to keep me busy in Italy. It gets lonely in the mountains with no phone and no internet and no mobile service either :(
(Anonymous)
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
Mitts
I made some for my new grand daughter and added small flower to enda of ties ,there beautiful thank you keep warm
jennetters
Sep. 20th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Mitts
Wonderful! I'm glad to hear someone made them! :) I hope she loves them.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 11th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Would this work for newborns?
jennetters
Nov. 13th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
They were made for a 9-month old, so you could probably use a finer yarn or smaller hook to make them a bit smaller, but in all honesty they were quite snug for him at 9-months.
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