Astra yarn (Sports yarn)
2 mitts alike.
forward 31 needles.
the elastic and weight bar as normal.
back every 3rd needle to out of work position.
cast on all needles in work.
up the loop from the missing needle, using the latch tool.
Twist the yarn and latch up the 14 rows and hook onto the empty needle.
Do this until you have 31 needles with a stitch on them.
for Thumb, Mark outside end stitches with scrap yarn.
18 rows. (lengthen here).
every other stitch to next stitch. Put empty needles out of work.
yarn through these stitches and take off of machine.
yarn tight to join top of mitt.
NOT TAKE OFF WEIGHTS
out 10 needles, with wrong side facing you pick up the marked thumb stitch and put it on needle #6. Then
working on same side, pick up 2 end loops on to remaining 4 needles. Now working on
other marked stitch. Put the marked stitch on needle #5 and work back to needle #1.
the middle 2 needles in work position and the outside needles pull out to hold position. Row
Counter to 000, and carriage on right side of machine. Using main yarn knit the middle 2 stitches 1 row. Push needle #7 back to work position and knit to right. Work in this manner until all needles are in work.
another 5 rows for thumb, then, transfer every other stitch to the next needle.
the empty needles out of work and knit 1 row.
as top of mitt.
seams and work second mitt the same.
By LesLey Ryde April 2002