Knit pretty in pink angora mitts
You will need
- Louisa Harding, Kimono Angora Pure, Pink (10), 1 x 25g/114m ball
- A pair of 3mm needles
- A cable needle
m1 make stitch by knitting into back ofhorizontal yarn between stitches
C4F cable 4 front – slip next 2 sts on to a cable needle and hold at front of work, knit the next 2 sts, then knit 2 sts from cable needle
C4B cable 4 back – slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, knit next 2 sts,then knit 2 sts from cable needle
MB make bobble – K1, P1, K1 into next st, turn, (K3, turn) 3 times, k3tog
To make the left mitten...
Cast on 46 sts using 3mm needles. Work 8 rows K1, P1 rib.
Row 1 K23, (P3, K4) 3 times, K2.
Row 2 P2, (P4, K3) 3 times, P23.
Row 3 As row 1.
Row 4 As row 2.
Row 5 K23, P3, C4F, K1, MB, K1, C4B, P3, K6.
Row 6 As row 2.
These 6 rows set the rib pattern.
Repeat these rows along the length of the mitten. Work 16 rows in pattern.
To shape the thumb gusset...
Row 1 K17, m1, K1, m1, pattern to end of row.
Row 3 K17, m1, K3, m1, pattern to end of row.
Row 5 K17, m1, K5, m1, pattern to end of row.
Continue inc as set until there are 13 sts between incs, ending on WS row. [60 sts]
To make the thumb...
Next row K17, inc in next st, K13, inc in next st, turn.
Next row P17, turn.
Working on these 17 sts only, work 6 rows K1, P1 rib.
Cast off in rib.
Cut yarn, leaving 30cm tail.
Rejoin yarn to base of thumb, and with RS facing work across rem of row. [45 sts]
Continue in pattern until work measures approx 5 in (14cm) from beg, ending with row 2 of cable pattern. Work 8 rows K1, P1 rib. Cast off.