Pointed Mitten Tip Right Mitten Shaping

1 Arrange the sts on the 3 needles as shown in Table 8 to prepare for shaping. Needle #1 is the one that begins the rnd. The stitches on needles #1 and #2 form the palm.

2 Rnd 1: Ssk the first 2 sts on needle #1; k to last 2 sts on needle #2, k2tog; ssk the first 2 sts on needle #3, k to last 2 sts on needle #3, k2tog-4 sts dec.

4 Rep rnds 1 and 2-4 more sts dec.

6 Cut yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Pull through rem sts and secure.

7 Go to "Work Thumb: All Mittens and Gloves," page 112.

I Table 8. Arrangement of Stitches on 3 dpns for Right Mitten 1

Gauge

No. of Sts on Needle #1

No. of Sts on Needle #2

No. of Sts on Needle #3

3 sts/in.

4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts

4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts

8 (9, 11, 12, 14) sts

4 sts/in.

5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts

5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts

10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts

5 sts/in.

6 (7, 9, 10, 11) sts

7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts

13 (15, 18, 20, 22) sts

6 sts/in.

7 (9, 10, 12, 13) sts

8 (9, 11, 12, 14) sts

15 (18, 21, 24, 27) sts

7 sts/in.

9 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts

9 (11, 12, 14, 16) sts

18 (21, 24, 28, 32) sts

Pointed Tip: Left Mitten Shaping

1 Arrange the sts on the 3 needles as indicated in Table 9 to prepare for shaping. Needle #1 is the one that begins the rnd. The sts on needles #1 and #3 form the palm.

2 Rnd 1: K to last 2 sts on needle #1, k2tog; ssk first 2 sts on needle #2, k to last 2 sts on needle #2, k2tog; ssk the first 2 sts on needle #3, k to end—4 sts dec.

6 Cut yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Pull through rem sts and secure.

7 Go to "Work Thumb: All Mittens and Gloves," page 112.

1 Table 9. Arrangement of Stitches on 3 dpns for Left Mitten 1

Gauge

No. of Sts on Needle #1

No. of Sts on Needle #2

No. of Sts on Needle #3

3 sts/in.

4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts

8 (9, 11, 12, 14) sts

4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts

4 sts/in.

5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts

10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts

5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts

5 sts/in.

6 (7, 9, 10, 11) sts

13 (15, 18, 20, 22) sts

7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts

6 sts/in.

7 (9, 10, 12, 13) sts

15 (18, 21, 24, 27) sts

8 (9, 11, 12, 14) sts

7 sts/in.

9 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts

18 (21, 24, 28, 32) sts

9 (11, 12, 14, 16) sts

WORK FINGERS: RIGHT GLOVE

The fingers of the glove are worked one at a time, beginning with the pinky. Each finger is made up of a few stitches from the back of the hand and a few stitches from the palm, plus a few cast-on stitches. Many knitters are put off by the idea of knitting all those fingers, but it's really not that much extra work, and the elegance of the end result is certainly worth the effort.

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