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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Baby Nordic Mitts

These mitts are actually intended for babies ages 6-9 months, but if you have babies like mine who are 5 months are 20 pounds, then it might be just right. I was really inspired by an exceptionally vintage pattern book I found. It was completely filled with different types of Nordic Mitts, ranging from adult to child to infant. These mittens made of 100% wool, and with the fair isle pattern it actually adds somewhat of a double layer of warmth so your little ones fingers won't be cold.

Needles: #1 DPN

Yarn: Fingering Weight Wool ( I use Knit Picks Pallete in Pool and Cream)

Gauge: 9sts =1"

Finished Measurements: 2 1/2" X 4 3/4"

C.O. 40 sts and knit in K2, P2 ribbing for 1 1/2".

Increase to 46 stitches (Usually stitch inc. every 6 stitches or so.)

Then evenly distribute the stitches onto 3 needles. This helps you to keep track of your front and back and is easier to work the color work. 23 stitches on the first needle, 11 on the second and 12 on the third.

Begin chart.

When you've finished the chart body work the decrease as follows:

Needle 1: K1, Slip 1, K1, psso. Knit to last three stitches, K2tog, K1.

Needle 2: K1, Slip 1, K1, psso. Knit to end.

Needle 3: Knit to last three stitches, K2tog, K1.

Knit next round. Do this until 30 stitches remain, all the while maintaining chart colorwork.

Work a three needle bind off.

Weave in loose ends.

Well, here you go! Let me know what you think.