Knit by Bit: free children’s mitts knitting pattern for Valentine’s
Did you see last week’s free children’s hat? This week has a free children’s mitts knitting pattern to match, using no additional yarn!
Last week, I designed a free matching hat knitting pattern for Valentine’s (click here for that pattern) using 3 balls of GGH Andania: 2 in the Zyklam shade, and 1 in the Fuchsia shade. These mitts are designed to use the remainder of that yarn! 3 balls of gorgeous chunky 100% alpaca yarn, and you get both a hat and mitts out of that. You can’t beat that, can you?
Like I said last week, make this set for the Valentine that’s guaranteed to not stand you up on February 14th! This wintery set is super soft, and alpaca doesn’t have any lanolin to be allergic to – so it’s great for those with sensitive skin.
1 ball of GGH Andania in Zyklam (leftover from the hat)
1 ball of GGH Andania in Fuchsia (leftover from the hat)
These mitts are knitted flat on single pointed needles, and sewn up, leaving a hole for the thumb. Both mitts are worked the same way, but using the different charts.
With the lighter pink Zyklam yarn, cast on 25 stitches. Work back and forth in a K1, P1 rib until the piece measures 2″ from the cast on edge.
Begin working the color chart as seen below, using the intarsia method of colorwork (this method does not involve carrying the yarn around; instead, the yarn is left and picked up on the next round.)
Once the chart has been completed, Cast off using the yarn over method: K1, YO, K1, pass yarn over stitch over the second K1, then pass the first K1 over the remaining stitch. This creates a comfortable cast off with some stretch. Sew up with mattress stitch, leaving a gap for the thumb.
Make this mitt in the same manner as above, but use the color chart below.
Voila – you’re done! You’ll have enough yarn left to make a nice big pom pom for the hat we made last week to finish off this Valentine’s knitting pattern set with a pop of fun. Is there anything more exciting than a pom pom?
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Last updated: February 3rd, 2016.