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Project

Garter-Stitch Mittens

Introduction

Follow these steps to knit cozy garter-stitch mittens for winter.

Materials

  • 1 (50-gram) skein sport-weight yarn
  • Gauge, 6 stitches and 11 rows equal 1 inch in garter stitch
  • 2 double-pointed needles, size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) (adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge, if necessary)
  • 2 single-pointed needles, size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm)
  • Tapestry needle, size 22

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cast on 39 stitches.

  2. Step 2

    Knit 1 round.

  3. Step 3

    Purl 1 round.

  4. Step 4

    Alternate steps 2 and 3 until you have completed 54 rounds.

  5. Step 5

    Work as instructed in step 12 of cabled mittens.

  6. Step 6

    Purl 1 round.

  7. Step 7

    Alternate steps 2 and 3 until mitten reaches the top of your middle finger.

  8. Step 8

    Knit 2 together for entire round.

  9. Step 9

    Purl entire round.

  10. Step 10

    Repeat steps 8 and 9 until only 5 stitches remain.

  11. Step 11

    Snip yarn to 6 inches. Thread through tapestry needle; pass through remaining 5 stitches. Tug on the yarn, pulling toward the inside of the mitten. Weave in ends.

  12. Step 12

    Carefully remove scrap yarn. As you do, a hole will form with a series of loops above and below. Slip 1 empty double-pointed needle through the top 7 loops and another needle through the bottom 7 loops. With a third needle and a new piece of mitten yarn, knit 7 from the bottom set of loops, then make 1 (by picking up 1 stitch from the side of the hole). Rotate your work, and knit 7 from what is now the bottom row, then make 1 (by picking up 1 stitch from the other side of the hole).

  13. Step 13

    Divide the 16 stitches among the 3 needles; join in the round. With a fourth needle, alternate knit and purl rounds until work reaches tip of your thumb.

  14. Step 14

    Next round, decrease (knit 2 together) for entire round.

  15. Step 15

    Purl entire round.

  16. Step 16

    Repeat steps 14 and 15 until 4 stitches remain.

  17. Step 17

    Snip yarn to 4 inches. Thread through tapestry needle and slip through the 4 stitches; tug yarn toward the inside of thumb. Weave in ends.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2010

Reviews (5)

  • Vickyb99 7 Dec, 2013

    Where are you using the single point needles, as it says we're working in the round??? And why are we knitting a row, then purling a row, if it is all in garter stitch???? Totally confused on this pattern, and the cable pattern is just as confusing!

  • DLThompson06 13 Feb, 2011

    The main body of these mittens is a garter stitch, with a cable down the middle.

  • deedeecee 11 Jan, 2011

    Just knit the last one by itself.

  • GrannyJsJewels 11 Jan, 2011

    also, these blue mittens have the cable stitch - not the garter stitch

  • KarenL8426 24 Dec, 2010

    How can you knit 2 together when there are 39 stitches? You have one left over. What do you do what that?