enduring vines mittens
Enduring Vines is a snug fitting gauntlet knit in two colours in the Latvian style.
Knit in fingering weight yarn, it will keep little fingers warm on the coldest day.
Yarn: yardage and weight: electrictree extremity – colourway, natural
electrictree extremity – colourway, elrond
Needles: US 0(2. mm) 4 double pointed needles or size needed to get gauge.
Notions: Stitch holder
Gauge: 36 stitches per 4 inches
Size: 2 ¾ inches wide by 8 inches long to fit small child’s hand.
2 Colour Seed stitch:
Knit in 2 colours, A and B
Row 1: *Knit 1 in A, purl 1 in B* repeat to end of row.
Row 2: *Purl 1 in A, kKnit 1 in B* repeat to end of row.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 to desired length.
Using 2 colour cast-on, cast on 48 stitches loosely, onto 3 needles (12, 12, 24).
Knit cuff in 2 colour seed stitch for 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Follow colour chart to row 40 and make opening for thumb as follows.
Row 40: Knit 1, put next 11 stitches on stitch holder. Knit to end of row.
Row 41: Knit 1, cast on 11 stitches. Knit to end of row.
Continue in pattern to row 58.
Row 58: Slip1, k 1, psso, knit next 20 stitches in pattern, k 2 tog. Repeat.
Row 57: Slip1, k 1, psso, knit next 18 stitches in pattern, k 2 tog. Repeat
Continue in this manner, decreasing 4 stitches on every row until 8 stitches remain.
Weave stitches together.
Pick up 11 stitches from stitch holder. Pick up 1 stitch from the mitten. Put on 2 needles.
Pick up 11 cast off stitches. Pick up 1 stitch from the mitten.
Follow chart to row 16.
Decrease and finish in the same manner as the mitten.
Sew in all ends.
Repeat for other hand making sure to put the 11 stitch thumb opening at the beginning of the third needle.