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Reversible and warm pair of thumbless mittens for babies up to 6 months. There are no threads inside the mittens to catch little fingers. A great weekend project!
These mittens are made with the double knitting technique.
The pattern is available for free below. Ad-free pdf-version is available on my Etsy shop.
One size for babies from 0 to 6 months. These mittens are thumbless.
29 sts and 42 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.
The sample is knitted with
I don’t recommend you to use the Hedgehog yarn for these mittens since it bleeds color. Please ready this guide for selecting a baby safe yarn.
of fingering weight (4 ply) merino wool yarn with an approximate meterage of 438 yards (400 meters) / 100g
This pattern is written for the magic-loop method (you knit with 2 needles). But you can easily adjust it for double-pointed needles as well.
Using two color cast on method CO 68 sts (34 sts of each color). Divide evenly over 2 needles: 34 sts each needle (17 of each color). PM, join for knitting in the round.
Double knit in stockinette the following pattern.
Start working the colorwork chart below. Work the chart on Needle 1 only. Continue working stockinette with C1 in front of the work on Needle 2.
C1: white squares
C2: blue squares
C1: blue squares
C2: white squares
After finishing the colorwork double knit 3 more rows of stockinette with C1 at the front of the work.
You are now at the beginning of Needle 1.
You are now at the end of Needle 1. Repeat steps 1 to 4 on needle 2 as well. A total of 52 sts (26 sts of each color) remaining.
Repeat previous steps on both needles on every round until a total of 12 sts (6 sts of each color) remaining.
Break the yarn leaving approximately 12″ (30cm) tail. With C2 behind the work bring the darning needle through sts of C2. Do not tighten or cut the tail yet.
With C1 in front of the work bring the darning needle through sts of C1. Do not tighten or cut the tail yet.
Remove the needles from your work and pull C2 tight. Pull the yarn through to the other side of the work so that you can weave it in later. Now pull C1 tight and weave in ends of both colors.
Make a twisted cord and with a help of a crochet hook pull it between the right side and wrong side.
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