12.08.2011

Corrugated Mittens

Another mitten pattern worked on two circular needles (although you can use DPNs, too).  This pattern is for my Corrugated Mittens. I should note that this makes mittens sized Women's Small. This mitten has a 6-row pattern that is repeated for the whole hand, while the thumb is worked stockinette stitch.



Yarn:
Worsted weight yarn (approximately 200 yards)

Gauge:
5.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch

Needles:
US #6 (4.00 mm) - two circular needles
(Or four double-pointed needles - you'll have to adjust your stitches for DPNs)

Abbreviations:
K = knit
K1Tbl = knit one through the back loop
P = purl
M = make one
PM = put marker
K2tog = knit two together

General pattern:
Cast on 36 sts - 18 sts on needle #1 and 18 on needle #2. K1Tbl, P1 ribbing across and close to knit in the round. Complete 12 rows of ribbing.

Once you complete the ribbing:

Row 1-3: Knit

Thumb gusset:
Row 4 (increase row 1): Knit across all stitches on needle #1. On needle #2, K1, PM, M1, K1, M1, PM and knit across. 38 stitches total (3 thumb stitches)

Rows 5: K1, P1 across needle #1. On needle #2, K4 (across thumb stitches), and K1, P1 across needle #2.

Row 6 (increase row 2): K1, P1 across needle #1. On needle #2, K1, (slip marker), M1, K3, M1, (slip marker) and K1, P1 across needle #2. 40 stitches total (5 thumb stitches)

Row 7: Knit across needle #1. On needle #2, K6 (across thumb stitches), and knit across.

Row 8 (increase row 3): Knit across all stitches on needle #1. On needle #2, K1, (slip marker), M1, K5, M1, (slip marker) and knit across needle #2. 42 stitches total (7 thumb stitches)

Rows 9: Knit across all stitches on needle #1. On needle #2, K8 (across thumb stitches), and knit across needle #2.

Row 10 (increase row 4): Knit across all stitches on needle #1. On needle #2, K1,(slip marker), M1, K7, M1, (slip marker) and knit across needle #2. 44 stitches total (9 thumb stitches)

Rows 11: K1, P1 across needle #1. On needle #2, K10 (across thumb stitches), and K1, P1 across needle #2.

Row 12 (increase row 5): K1, P1 across needle #1. On needle #2, K1, (slip marker), M1, K9, M1, (slip marker) and K1, P1 across needle #2. 46 stitches total (11 thumb stitches)

Row 13: Knit across needle #1. On needle #2, K12 (Across thumb stitches) and knit across needle #2.

Row 14 (increase row 6): Knit across all stitches on needle #1. On needle #2, K1, (slip marker), M1, K11, M1, (slip marker) and knit across needle #2. 48 stitches total (13 thumb stitches)

Rows 15: Knit across all stitches on needle #1. On needle #2, K14 (Across thumb stitches) and knit across.

Row 16 (increase row 7): Knit across all stitches on needle #1. On needle #2, K1, (slip marker), M1, K13, M1, (slip marker) and knit across. 50 stitches total (15 thumb stitches)

Rows 17: K1, P1 across needle #1. On needle #2, K16 (Across thumb stitches) and K1, P1 across needle #2.

Row 18 (increase row 8): K1, P1 across needle #1. One needle #2, K1, (slip marker), M1, K15, M1, (slip marker) and K1, P1 across needle #2. 52 stitches total (17 thumb stitches)

When knitting next row, knit across needle #1.  On needle #2, K1, put 17 thumb stitches on waste yarn and cast on 1 stitch (backwards loop method) and knit across the rest of the row for a total of 18 sts on needle #2 (36 sts total for hand).

Close to work the hand in the round.  Work the rest of the hand in pattern repeating the following 6 rows to desired length.  The row you knitted to close the hand is Row 1 in the pattern stitch.

Pattern Stitch:

Rows 1-4: Knit
Rows 5-6: K1, P1



Finishing Hand:
Row 1: K2tog across - 18 sts (9 on needle #1, 9 on needle #2).

Row 2: Knit one row even.

Row 3: K2tog, K2tog, K1 across - 10 sts (5 on needle #1, 5 on needle #2).

Row 4: Knit one row even.

Row 5: K2tog, K1 across - 6 sts (3 on needle #1, 3 on needle #2).

Pull yarn through remaining 6 stitches.

Finishing Thumb:
Remove waste yarn and divide stitches onto two circular needles, 9 sts on needle #1, 8 sts on needle #2. Start knitting in the round and pick up 1 st from the edge of the hand where you CO 1 sts. Total thumb stitches = 18.

Work in the round until you are ready to decrease.

Row 1: K2tog across both needles (9 sts total).

Row 2: Knit one row even.

Row 3: K2tog, K2tog, K1 across both needles (5 sts total).

Pull yarn through remaining 5 stitches.

The gusset instructions above work the right mitten. When you want to work the left one, just move the increases to the end of needle #2, rather than at the beginning. Work the front exactly the same for both.

I'm still new to pattern writing, so if you have any comments on how to make this pattern better, please do let me know.  Enjoy!

©2011 Amy Mercer. All rights reserved. No part of this pattern may be reproduced in any form.
The written instructions, photographs, charts, and illustrations are intended for personal, non-commercial use. Feel free to give away what you make, but please do not sell items made from this pattern. Thanks!

9 comments :

stacey said...

Looks like a great pattern. One question. You start with:

Cast on 36 sts - 18 sts on needle #1 and 24 on needle #2. K1Tbl, P1 ribbing across. Complete 12 rows of ribbing.

18 + 24 = 42, not 36. Unless I am reading it wrong? 42 seems like it would fit better than 36, considering the needle/yarn size. :)

stacey said...

Actually, nm. 36 seems more right than 42 for the wrist, and your other patterns have same amount of stitches on front and back needles so 18 and 18. I was sleepy. :) Gonna try this pattern tomorrow! Thanks. :)

Amy said...

Thanks Stacy - you are right! It is 18 stitches on needle #1 and 18 stitches on needle #2 = 36 stitches total. Thanks for catching that!

Susan said...

Would you be able to guide me on how to make this pattern for men's mittens?

Amy said...

Hi Susan,
Based on my husbands mittens, I would say to add an extra six stitches to each needle when you cast on (for a total of 48 stitches (24 on each needle instead of 18). Then I would suggest doing two extra sets of increases for the thumb (on Rows 20 and 22) so that you end up doing 10 increase rows (instead of just 8) and have 21 thumb stitches.

Let me know if that helps!

All the best,
Amy

Alicia Bell said...

To inlarge this to a mans size, couldn't you just go up 1-2 needle sizes? TY

Alicia

Alicia Bell said...

I mean enlarge!

Alicia Bell said...

Could someone answer about enlarging the size by using a larger size needle? TY

Amy said...

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you Alicia. Yes! You definitely can go up in needle size to get a larger mitten. The only issue that you may run into is that the fabric might not be as dense/think, which I usually like for mittens. If you wanted to, you could use a thicker yarn in addition to larger needles to solve that problem. Good luck! Let me know how they turn out!