I’m eventually getting round to adding a free mitt pattern to go with this cowl. (The main problem was getting decent photos so forgive the ones I’ve managed to get!)
I also knit a pair for the Wee Man as he hates wearing gloves with fingers (he can never get his fingers into the right bit) but he can put these on easily and he loves them.
NB: these mitts are designed to be roomy and slouchy, this size fits my medium (7.5″ round the knuckles) hand with a bit of room but they don’t fall off. If you have smaller hands you may want to reduce the stitch count a bit.
Here’s how to do it:
You’ll need 2 X 50g balls (one of each colour) of Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK or any DK yarn to get tension/gauge of 13sts and 29 rows to 10cm.
6mm (US 10) circular needle (if using magic loop method) or dpns.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
(Child size in brackets – should fit children from around 5 to 10 years old)
Holding both colours of yarn together, cast on 36 (25) sts.
Join in the round.
Knit in garter st (knit one rnd, purl one rnd) for 40 (20) rnds.
Next rnd: K 27 (16) sts, cast/bind off 4 (3) sts, K to end of rnd.
Next rnd: P 27 (16) sts, cast on 4 (3) sts, P to end of rnd.
Work 6 more rnds (both sizes).
Cast/bind off. Sew in ends.