Weldons Bed Mitts Free Knitting Pattern
Ideal gift for a friend who likes to knit or read in bed.
1oz Bairns-Wear Superfine 2ply wool
1 pair UK 13/US 1/Metric 2.25mm Knitting Needles
10 stitches and 14 rows to 1 inch
All round hand above thumb division 5 ½ inches. Overall length 6 ¾ inches.
Cast on 56 stitches and work in K1, p1 rib. Now work 8 rows in stocking stitch, then increase for thumb and gusset thus:
1st increase row: K25, increase in next stitch, K4, increase in next stitch, K25. Work 3 rows straight.
5th Row: K25, increase in next stitch, K6, increase in next stitch, K25. Work 3 rows straight.
Continue in this way, increasing 2 stitches on next row and every following 4th row until there are 72 stitches, noting that you should work 2 more stitches between the increases than in preceding increase row.
Next row: K47, turn, slipping remaining 25 stitches on to a piece of thread.
The Thumb: 1st row: Cast on 3, p25, turn, slipping remaining 25 stitches on to another piece of thread.
2nd row: Cast on 3, knit 28. Work 11 rows in stocking stitch on these 28 stitches, then work 8 rows in k1, p1 rib. Cast off ribwise. Join thumb seam. With right side of work facing you, join on wool and pick up and knit 6 stitches from those cast-on at base of thumb, then knit the 25 stitches from left-hand thread.
Next row: P31, then purl the 25 stitches from other thread. Work 22 rows straight on these 56 stitches, then 8 rows in k1, p1 rib. Cast off ribwise.Press work. Join seam. Make anther mitt to match.