The lovely Ginny of Small Things has come up with a weekly Yarn Along and I have been playing along.
On the needles~
Lamb's Pride Worsted in Rosy Velvet.
Some little thumbless mittens on a string for my new niece or nephew. Although I am pretty convinced that it is a girl...hence the rosy hue.
12 weeks cooked on Friday.
I am so excited, I can't even tell you.
There are many patterns for baby mittens and I have tried a bunch of them in the last week or so, with a so many winter babies due in the next few months, I am getting my gifts in order now while I have time.
After having some trouble with a few of them and finding them a bit too wide in the hand area, I decided to try my hand at making my own pattern that was a bit snugger in the hand area. Also, I like a quicker decrease at the top, it has a twirling effect that I love.
Needles: Size 5 double points
CO 24 stitches divided on 4 needles
Join in the round and k1 p1 for 9 rounds for a ribbed wrist cuff.
knit 14 rounds
Round 15: knit 4 k2tog around
Round 16: knit 3 k2tog around
Round 17: knit 2 k2tog around
Round 18: knit 1 k2tog around
Round 19: k2tog around
Cast off and weave in ends.
For the string to keep them in place, I simply crocheted a two foot chain in the same yarn and knotted it to the top of the cuff of the mittens.
And there you have it, a quick little knitted gift to warm even the tiniest of hands.
PS... I added it to Ravelry as a pattern in case that you would like to cast them on or add them to your que.