Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Stephanie’s MITTENS ©
YARN: 2 strands Team 2/17 or 2/15 Acrylic or 3 strands 2/24 or 1/12 yarn. Sold by Stephanies Studio & Yarn http://www.sumi-soft.com/yarn/
Gauge: 8 stitches 8 rows per inch
Tension 9.2 - 10.
Ribbing Tension 7
Cast-on 52, 54, 58, 62, 66 stitches.
Rib 20 rows at tension 7/7
Transfer stitches to main bed. Knit 1 row. Set up machine for Fair-isle #33 Stitch World.
Knit 18, 22, 25, 25,25 rows.
Push a ravel cord 7,8,9 , 10, 13 stitches on the end opposite side of the carriage.
Knit 18, 22, 26, 30, 34 rows.
Set carriage on hold position.
Divide the needles in 1/2. If you are working in the center of the machine then all needles from 0 (center) over to 26, 27, 29, 31,33.
Pull out to non-work 1/2 of the needles to hold position. Set carriage on hold position.
Decrease by pulling out to non-work position 2 needles opposite side of the carriage.
Knit 1 row, wrap yarn under needle and over remaining needles to prevent hole.
Pull out to non-work 2 needles opposite side of the carriage.
Knit 1 row. Remember to wrap needle to prevent hole. Till 9, 11, 11, 11, 11 remain in center
Continue 3,3,4 more times each side.
Increase by pushing back to work position 2 needles opposite side of the carriage repeating on each side like you did for increasing only now you are decreasing till all needles are back into work position where you have been knitting.
You still have 1/2 of the needles in hold position.
Take off the hold setting.
Knit 1 row across all needles.
We are going to take the stitches off the machine, but only 1/2 of the stitches at a time.
Take off 0- 26, 27, 29, 31, 33 on knitting needles double pointed size 1 or scrap off.
If you plan on scraping off 1/2 the stitches, then you have to put 1/2 back into hold position and scrap off .
Knitting needle take off 1/2 then take off the other 1/2 on another knitting needle.
Pull out ravel cord, place the open stitches (top and bottom plus pick up one stitch a cross over when going from the bottom stitches to the top stitches to prevent a hole) on machine needles (16, 18, 20, 24, 28).
Watch for a funny stitch at the end and in the center.
Knit 14, 16, 18, 22, 24 rows at tension 10.
End with carriage on the right.
Cut yarn leaving a tail, thread needle and take stitches off onto needle and then to the yarn and gather, draw tight ,tack, seam down thumb. Stop
Kitchner stitch the front and back pieces together or put up on machine front right side backing and back with wrong side facing on top of the same needles. (26,27,29 , 31, 33needles.)
Knit across 1 row and back stitch bind off. Seam mitten starting at the ribbing and seam together. If corners stick out seam in at points.