Empty Child Mittens – Free Knitting Pattern

Empty Child Mittens

© Artesanitarium Designs, 2019

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Yarn

Fingering weight, 175 m (191 yard) / 50 grams.

Sample uses Viking of Norway: Baby Ull (Rav. Link), 100% Merino wool

50 g Turquoise MC

50 g Black CC

Needles

One set of 5 dpn’s or

80 cm (32 inch) long circular needle for magic loop.

2.5 mm ( US 1 ½) or to obtain gauge.

Gauge

28 sts over 34 rows = 10 cm (4 inch)

Notions

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch holder

Abbreviations

CC = Contrast color

CO = Cast on

Cont = Continue

K = Knit

MC = Main color

P = Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rnd(s) = Rouds

SH = Stitch holder

Sl = Slip

St(s) = Stitche(s)

Pattern starts!

With MC, CO 60 sts, join to knit in round.

[Work wrist chart] rep to end until the whole chart is done.

Chart rows 2, 3, 20 and 21 are Two Color Knitted Braid and worked as follow:

Row 1: Bring both yarns to front of work. [P1 with CC, p1 with MC] rep to end, always bring new color up from under old color when switching colors.

Row 2: With yarn still in front of work, [p1 with CC, p1 with MC] rep to end, always bring new color over old color when switching colors.

Left Mitten

Work the back hand chart once, then the left palm chart once.

Rep for 18 rnds.

Thumb hole

Rnd 19: Work back hand chart rnd 19, work left palm chart over next 18 sts, sl next 10 sts onto SH or scrap yarn. With working yarn, CO 10 new sts, work the 2 sts left on that rnd.

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Right Mitten

Work the back hand chart once, then the right palm chart once.

Rep for 18 rnds.

Thumb hole

Rnd 19: Work back hand chart rnd 19, work right palm chart over next 2 sts, sl next 10 sts onto SH or scrap yarn. With working yarn, CO 10 new sts and work the 18 sts left on the rnd.

Both Mittens

Cont working both chart as established until all rnds are knitted and you are left with 8 sts on your needles.

Cut yarn. Using a tapestry needle, thread the yarn end through all the rem sts, pull tight and weave in the loose end.

Thumbs

With the wrist of the mitten towards you, pick up 10 sts from the SH or scrap yarn, pick up the next st from back to front onto your needle as well. Turn the mitten so that the top is towards you, pick up the cast on sts from above the thumb hole and pick up the next sts from back to front onto your needle as well. = 22 sts.

Start working the thumb chart.

Cont working the thumb chart until all rnds are knitted and you are left with 6 sts on your needles.

Cut yarn. Using a tapestry needle, thread the yarn end through all the rem sts, pull tight and weave in the loose end.

Thank you for knitting with me!

If you have any questions or you find something is wrong with my pattern let me know in the comments.

This pattern has not been tested or tech edited and it is free for all use! All I ask is to credit me as the designer whenever possible.

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