by Bobbi Jo Quigley.
Use any Bulky yarn that has gauge 14 sts/4 inch (in this example I used Three Irish Girls Springvale Bulky)
US 10(6.0mm) circs or DPNs (knit in the round or magic loop)
CO 31 (using stretchy cast on)
Row 1: Join in Round by Sliping first st onto needle beside last st you co, Knit those 2 together (to reduce ladder and jag), K2, p2, *(k3, p2) *repeat from * 4 more times.
Rows 2-12: continue in pattern: k3, p2 (or make longer if you want a longer rib section).
K 12 rows in stockinette.
Next row: k across until 7 sts left. Put next 7 sts on waste yarn (which will be your thumb).
CO 2, PM, CO 1 (for large hands CO 3, PM, CO 2).
Continue to k stockinette in the round for 17 rows (more if you have longer fingers, until a couple rows past your pinky finger tip), slipping marker as you get to it every row.
(Rows now start at marker for ease of instructions)
Decrease row 1: K 1, k2t, k7( 9) issk, k1, pm, k1, k2t, k to 3 before end of row, issk, k1.
Decrease row 2: *K1, k2t, k to 3 before marker, issk, k1*, repeat from *
Repeat last row 2 more times.
Next row: *k2t, k1, issk, * repeat from *
Break off yarn leaving 6 inch tail, weave tail through all remaining sts and pull. Weave in end.
Put held sts on needle.
Row 1: PU 1 st before the held sts, knit the previously held sts, PU 4 sts (for larger thumbs PU 1 more).
Row 2: k across.
Row 3: k1, k2t, k across
Next 7 Rows: k across
This should bring you halfway up your thumbnail, if you have long thumbs or nails, knit a couple extra rows)
Next row: k2t, k across
Next row k2t, k5, issk, k2.
Next row: *k2t* repeat across
Cut 6 inch tail and weave though remaining stitches, pull. Weave in ends.
Now do that all again for the second mitt.
CO= cast on
Stockinette= knit stitches on right side, unless otherwise side, keep knitting knit stitches
Knit across=continue in stockinette
issk= improved slip slip knit=slip 1 knitwise, slip next purlwise, knit both together through the back loops
K2t= knit 2 together (so that 2 become 1)
PU=pick up =make a new stitch where there isn’t one