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Baby Mittens

Baby Mittens

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.

  • Sizes: for babies from new born up to 6 months
  • Yarn: Fingering weight merino wool

Sizes

Sizes

One size for babies from 0 to 6 months. These mittens are thumbless.

Finished measurements

  • Length: 4.5″ [12 cm]
  • Circumference: 4.5″ [12 cm]

Gauge, notions, needles

Gauge

29 sts and 42 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.

Recommended needles

US 0 24″ [2mm 60cm] or longer circular needles. Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Other

Tapestry needle

Yarn

Yarn used in the sample

  • C1: Sandnes Garn Lanett Babyull (382 yards / 350 meters / 100g), colorway Lys gråmelert (1032)
  • C2: Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (400 yards / 366 meters / 100g), colorway Wish

Yardage

  • C1: 79 yds (72m)
  • C2: 79 yds (72m)

of fingering weight (4 ply) merino wool yarn with an approximate meterage of 438 yards (400 meters) / 100g

Recommended yarns

Pattern

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.

Knitting abbreviations used in this pattern you can find here.

1. Cuff

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.

  • 4 rows with C1 at the front of the work
  • 1 row with C2 at the front of the work
  • 2 rows with C1 at the front of the work
  • 1 row with C2 at the front of the work
  • 14 rows with C1 at the front of the work

2. Hand

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.

Double knitting a baby mitten.

Front

C1: white squares

C2: blue squares

Back

C1: blue squares

C2: white squares

Snowflake knitting chart
Color work chart front sts. Work the back sts with reversible colors.

After finishing the colorwork double knit 3 more rows of stockinette with C1 at the front of the work.

Decreases

You are now at the beginning of Needle 1.

  • Step 1: Reorder the first 4 sts on Needle 1 so that you have the first two sts of C1 next to each other and after those sts there are the first two sts of C2 next to each other.
  • Step 2: ssk (C1), p2tog (C2), double knit in stockinette until 4 sts (2 sts of both colors) remain on the Needle 1.
  • Step 3: Reorder the last 4 sts on Needle 1 so that you have the last two sts of C1 next to each other and after those the last two sts of C2 next to each other.
  • Step 4: k2tog (C1), p2togtbl (C2)

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.

3. Make a cord

Make a twisted cord and with a help of a crochet hook pull it between the right side and wrong side.

Super warm knitted mittens for babies

4. Finishing

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.

Binding off double knitted mitten

With C1 in front of the work bring the darning needle through sts of C1. Do not tighten or cut the tail yet.

Cast-off double knitted mitten

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.

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