We have been making plenty of Christmas decorations for our tree and home from felt over the last few days. I had some oddments of red wool and I knitted up these tiny mittens that will hang on our tree. They could even look sweet on a garland. I am still working on the red and beige project and will share it here soon, but for now I have this mitten pattern to share with you:)
Oddments of red wool, mine is hand spun but DK is perfect too
5mm circular needles or DPNs
Wool needle for sewing up
Some red and beige wool to braid the strand holding the mittens
Cast on 14 stitches and join for knitting in the round
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Purl
Round 3: Purl
Round 4: Knit 6 stitches and then place the next 2 stitches on a piece of waste yarn, continue knitting to the end of the round.
Rounds 5-9: Knit
Round 10: (Knit 2 together, knit 1) across the round
Round 11: Knit
Round 12: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1
Bind off stitches.
Turn the mitten inside out and sew the top of the mitten closed neatly.
Pick up the two stitches that have been on the waste yarn with one needle and pick up another 3 stitches opposite these 2 stitches with the other circular needle, this will form the thumb, (you will be knitting in the round for the thumb).
Knit these stitches in the round for 3 rounds.
Then knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2 together.
Break yarn, thread wool onto a wool needle and thread the needle through the stitches, pulling tight, finish off.
Sew in all the ends.
With 3 strands of wool, 2 red and 1 beige, braid a strand. Tie each end and sew them into the inside of each mitten.
Now they can hang on your tree as a cute ornament:)
© Linda Dawkins, this pattern is for personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes.