© 2006 Lynne Chantler
Two 3.75 (US 5) 24″ circular needles
Sport weight yarn, approx 120 yds.
Gauge: 6 sts/in. 8 rows/in.
Size: Childs small (6.5” girth, length from cuff to tip 7.5”)
Pattern:cast on 12 stitches (6 on each needle)using the long tail “Aloha” cast on method from Queen Kahuna leaving an extra long tail.
Round 1 – using the yarn from the tail and from the ball of yarn, (2 strands) knit into each cast-on stitch. You should now have 6 groups of 2 stitches for a total of 12 stitches on each side of the needle.
Note: Be sure to tug tightly the first stitch of every row, so there are no ladder holes
Round 2 – in the first 2 groups (4 stitches) knit into each stitch, in the next 2 groups knit 2 tog, 2 times, in the last 2 groups (4 stitches) knit into each stitch – repeat on the other side and you should now have a total of 10 stitches on each needle.
Round 3 (increase rnd): K1 (pull it tight – see note above), place marker, then knit into the knit ‘bump’ below the next stitch on the left hand needle increasing one stitch, knit across to last 2 stitches,. k1, knit into the bump below the stitch you just knit (right hand needle) making one stitch, place marker, k1.
Round 4: KnitRepeat rows 3 and 4 until there are 40 stitches.
Continue to knit around – until mitten measure 4” from top 4.5 inches.
K2, Using waste yarn knit 7 stitches, slip waste stitches back on to left hand needle then knit the waste yarn, continue to knit to the end.
Knit to the last 9 stitches, knit the next 7 stitches with waste yarn, put the waste yarn stitches back onto the left hand needle and re-knit them, continue to knit remaining stitches on round. .
Continue to knit in the round for 8 more rows.Start the ribbing (K1, P1) repeat, for 2 1/2 inches, bind off loosely or as follows:
Remove waste yarn and pick up the 7 live stitches under the waste yarn with one needle including an extra 1 stitch in the “corner” and pickup the 7 live stitches above and 1 extra stitch in the opposite corner (16 total stitches)
Knit around until thumb is 2 inches from the end.
Taper tip of thumb:
K2tog around (8 stitches). Draw yarn through remaining loops and tie off securely.
Weave in all ends.