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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Molly's mits

So after Miss Molly attempted to steal the wrist warmers I made for Greg I decided that she needed her own.  This is the pattern I came up with, and I call it Twisty Wristlets.

I used size 8 needles (I did magic loop, but you could also use 4 dpn) and Rios by malabrigo that I am in love with!  It's all the joy of knitting with malabrigo in a superwash!  What more can a mom ask for!  If you have not yet knit with yarn from this company you really need to it's simply amazing.
my gauge for this yarn and needle was 5 stitches per inch

with needles of your choice CO 28 stitches.  If using dpn divide evenly among them, otherwise place marker to mark beginning of round.  Begin knitting in a K2P2 rib for 2 inches (longer if you want a longer arm).
next rnd: twist (K2tog and leave on L needle, K the first st again and slide them both off needle as usual=1 twist)  **purl stitches are purled as usual, the twist is only for Knit stitches.
continue in K2P2 rib with twist every 3rd round (3x)
next rnd: inc K1 M1 K1 cont. in pattern around.
next rnd: pattern
next rnd: inc. K1 M1 K1 M1 K1 cont. in pattern around (this is also a twist round).
next rnd: pattern
next rnd: inc K2 M1 K1 M1 K2 cont. in pattern around.
next rnd: pattern w/ twist.

next rnd: BO 7 K st cont. in pattern around. At the end CO 4 st
next rnd:pattern (Knitting all 4 stitches you CO when you come to them).
next rnd: pattern w/ twist.
next 2 rnd: pattern

next rnd: dcr K2tog cont. in pattern around w/ twist.

next 2 rnd: pattern 
next rnd: dcr K2tog, cont. in pattern w/ twist.

next 2 rnd: pattern 
next rnd: B0 all stitches and weave in loose ends...voila

this pattern can be easily made bigger by adding 4 stitches to CO and ajusting length as needed.


1 comment:

  1. They are fantastic and such a beautiful colorway too.


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