Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Easy 2-needle toddler and child mittens - boy or girl

It's getting to that time of year again ~ when little fingers need mittens to keep them cosy.
 
These are so very simple. Knitted on 2 needles.
And perfect for boys or girls.
 
toddler's mittens - age 2-3
 
children's mittens - age 4-5



Toddler's Mittens      Age 2-3 years


Requirements:

DK yarn  (8ply)

4mm needles

 

Size:


Length:  5 1/2 "  (14cm)


Width:   5"  (12.5cm)  all around

Pattern:            

Make two mittens

 

CUFF

 

Using main colour, cast on 29sts

1st Row:            S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

2nd Row:            S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more

 

 

HAND

Join in contrast colour

1st Row:            Knit                 

2nd Row:            Purl - inc in the first and last stitches                              (31sts)

Cut off contrast colour and continue in main colour only

 

3rd Row:            Knit

4th Row:            and all following even rows – Purl

 

5th Row:            K14, inc in next 2 sts, k15                                              (33sts)

 

7th Row:            K14, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k15                        (35sts)

 

9th Row:            K14, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k15                        (37sts)

 

11th Row:           K14, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k15                        (39sts)

 

13th Row:           K14, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k15                        (41sts)

 

14th Row:           P26, turn

 

THUMB

 

K11, turn

 

Working on these centre 11sts only work a further 5 rows

 

K2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k3tog

 

Cut off yarn leaving a tail. Draw a needle through these 5sts. Draw up tightly and fasten off.

 

TOP

 

With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to last 15sts left on the needle, purl 15

 

Continue on 30sts, - work 4 rows

 

SHAPE TOP

 

1st Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, k1

 

2nd Row: and all following even rows – Purl

 

3rd Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1

 

5th Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k1

 

7th Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, k1

 

8th Row: Cast off purlwise

Join the thumb seam, top and side seam. Darn away ends.
 
 
Child's Mittens        Age 4-5 years
 
 



Size:


Length:  6 1/2 "  (16.5 cm)


Width:   6 1/2 "  (16.5cm)  all around

Pattern:            


Make two mittens
 
CUFF
Cast on 35sts
 
 
1st Row:            S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2
2nd Row:            S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end
Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more
 
 
HAND
Join in contrast colour
1st Row:            Knit                 
2nd Row:            Purl - inc in the first and last stitches                  (37sts)
Cut off contrast colour and continue in main colour only
 
3rd Row:            Knit
4th Row:            and all following even rows – Purl
           
5th Row:            K17, inc in next 2 sts, k18                                  (39sts)
7th Row:            K17, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k18            (41sts)
9th Row:            K17, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k18            (43sts)
11th Row:           K17, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k18            (45sts)
13th Row:           K17, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k18            (47sts)
15th Row:           K17, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k18          (49sts)
16th Row:           P31, turn
 
THUMB
 
K13, turn
Working on these centre 13sts only work a further 9 rows
K2tog 5 times, k3tog
Cut off yarn leaving a tail. Draw a needle through these 6sts. Draw up tightly and fasten off.
 
TOP
 
With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to last 18sts left on the needle, purl 18
Continue on 36sts, - work 6 rows
 
SHAPE TOP
 
1st Row:            S1, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, k1
2nd Row:            S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd Row:            S1, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, k1
5th Row:            S1, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, k1
7th Row:            S1, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k1
8th Row: Cast off purlwise
 
Join the thumb seam, top and side seam. Darn away ends.
 
 


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21 comments:

  1. These are so cute and just the thing to keep a little childs hands warm now the weather is turning cold. Thank you for another great pattern Marianna. :) xx

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  2. by decreasing the top, is there a mistake in the pattern ? Easy adjustable.....

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  3. Lovely pattern, very easy to follow. Thank you.

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  4. have been knitting beanies and gloves for babies and toddlers using the scraps of wool that I have hoarded but couldn't throw away, I needed a pattern for the next size so this pattern will be perfect
    I am giving them away to the woman's refuge once they are all done

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  5. Can I use Aran wool for this pattern? I'm sorry if it's a stupid question but I am still learning!

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  6. Great pattern to follow, made a pair each for my girls, thank you

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  7. great pattern easy to follow my daughter loves her mittens

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  8. Quick to knit and easy to follow. I can knit a pair in an evening. I have done several pairs in different colours. My grandson loves them.

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  9. Ok beginner knitter lol, when the pattern sais work rows is that straight knitting?

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  10. Hi, after completing the thumb, the pattern asks to rejoin yarn to last 18 stitches left on the needle, purl 18. Continue on 36 stitches.
    However the needle is facing the wrong way, so you can't knit them...what do I do here?

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    1. when yourejoin the yarn to the last 18 stitches , you should be joining the yarn in the middle of the knit section , with the wrong side facing ! hope this helps

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  11. How do I get these patterns to print?????

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    1. just hold down your ctrl ( control ) button and P (the letter p button ) on your keypad , this should take you to your print screen function

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  12. great - quick easy pattern , will use again and again - thank you

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  13. Thank you for an easy pattern that can be made differently each time.
    However, I would have preferred that the 2 sizes were noted on the same pattern.

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  14. Thank you for this lovely, easy pattern.
    Nowadays, patterns always seem to use circular or double pointed needles, so I am very grateful to you for this.
    I have used quite a few of your patterns now, they are always so straight forward. Thank you very much.

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  15. Lovely pattern, elegantly simple and quick to knit with excellent results. Made a pair of the baby size in a different colour for each of my twin grandchildren - they loved them and I have enough wool left to knit the next size up! Thank you Marianna.

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  16. Thank you very much. I have never knitted mittens before and I have had fun knitting your patten. Thank you very much, from Victoria - Australia, New South Wales, Ettalong Beach.

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  17. Thank you for this pattern, because of the Coronavirus it will definitely keep me busy and they’ll go in shoebox for 3rd world at Christmas

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  18. I'd like to make the next size up, how many stitches do I cast on? And do I add more stitches further into the pattern?

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