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Hybrid Mittens Take 2 October 14, 2009

Filed under: Fiber Working,Knitting Patterns — knitbee @ 6:15 pm

Hybrid Mittens in the Round

I have had requests for the Hybrid Mittens pattern in the round.

I have decided to make Alex a pair of mittens to go with his hat that I made for him. These are knit on larger needles and slightly larger since they are for men and I plan to felt these.

Using Worsted weight yarn and US size 9 needles

Cast on 36 st. Place marker to show beginning.

Join in the round and work desired Cuff length ( I did 2.5″ in a 1×1 ribbing)

Work Mitten Body

Knit two rows

Knit 14, KFB, Knit 4, KFB, Knit 14(38st)

Knit 1 Row

Knit15, KFB, Knit4, KFB, Knit 15 (40)

Knit 3 Rows

Knit 16, KFB Knit 4, KFB , Knit 16 (42)

Knit 3 Rows

Knit 17, KFB, Knit 4, KFB, Knit 17 (44)

Knit 2 Rows

Knit 26 st, place 8 st (the 8 you just knitted) on stitch holder, knit 18

Knit 18 st, CO 2,  Join with other section and Knit 18 (38)

Work in stockinette stitch until the stockinette section measures 5″

Work Opening (first hand)

Knit 1, BO 17, Knit to end of row.

Knit1, CO 17, Knit to end of row.

Now you have the opening for the fingers.

Continue to work in Stockinette st  until desired length minus 1 in.

Decrease for Shaping:

  1. K2tog,K17,K2tog,K2tog,K17,K2tog (34st)
  2. K
  3. K2tog,K15,K2tog,K2tog,K15,K2tog (30st)
  4. K
  5. K2tog,K13,K2tog,K2tog,K13,K2tog (26 st)
  6. K
  7. K2tog,K11,K2tog,K2tog,K11, K2tog (22st)
  8. K2tog,K9,K2tog,K2tog,K9, K2tog (18st)
  9. K2tog,K7,K2tog,K2tog,K7, K2tog (14st)
  10. K2tog,K5,K2tog,K2tog,K5, K2tog (10st)

Cut a 5″ tail and pull through remaining stitches to close top of mitten.

Finish Opening:

  1. Pick up 17 of the bottom st.
  2. Work in 1x ribbing for 17 st.

Work in pattern for ½ in, BO in pattern

Work top portion in the same manner.

This will create an opening that will have a slight overlap.

Thumb:

  1. from inside center of thumb, PU 3, K8,PU3
  2. P
  3. K

Work in Stockinette St for 2 in

Decrease for Thumb

  1. K2tog,K2tog,K to last 4 st, K2tog,K2tog
  2. P
  3. K2tog x4

Please remember to knit the second mitten for the opposite hand. All you will need to do is follow the pattern except use this for the second hand. Everything else stays the same.

Work Opening (second hand)

Knit 18, BO 17, Knit 1

Knit18, CO 17, Knit 1.

Now you have the opening for the fingers.

Continue to work in Stockinette st  until desired length minus 1 in.


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6 Responses to “Hybrid Mittens Take 2”

  1. Getting the pattern up for knitting the mittens in the round was just wonderful of you. I’m attending a conference this weekend and am off to pack the yarn and needles. I’ll report back how they come out. Thanks so very, very much.

  2. jeannie Says:

    Hey, these look fun and can’t wait to knit them….for the dyslexic of us could you please help me figure out what to do different to change the pattern for the other hand? All you say is to remember to knit for the opposite hand…Thanks…

  3. […] This is a very simple mitten pattern knitted flat and seamed up the side. It is also available in the round. […]

  4. Arete314 Says:

    I have some bulky yarn that I want to use for this pattern. It’s a smaller bulky, and want to make for a women’s M/L size. What size needles would you recommend or what gauge should I shoot for? Adore this pattern, thanks so much for posting it!!

    • knitbee Says:

      I have made these with with cascade 128 using the same size needles as prescribed and they turned out fine. This pattern is really more of a recommendation and since this one is made for felting you will need to scale it down anyway. I will work out the gague and let you know that. I am in the middle of moving so I am a little behind right now.

      • Arete314 Says:

        Thanks, really appreciate it. Not planning on felting, just making in the round. Was going to try it with size 8 needles and just seeing how it looked.


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