As part of The Wrap Around Project, the Nave Gallery is creating mini mittens that can be sold through local Somerville/Cambridge/Arlington businesses to raise awareness and money for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. The mini-mittens can be used as holiday tree ornaments, package gift decorations, to hold gift cards or cash, to decorate the neck of a wine bottle, to string together as a mantle decoration and more. 100 mini- mittens have been created and we need help to decorate and create more. Our goal is to make 500.
The pattern is below. If you have any questions, let us know.
Mini Mitten Knitting Pattern
(completed mitten can be used as an ornament, gift card holder, box decoration, etc.)
Size 7 or 8 straight needles, a 3.5” stitch holder, yarn sewing needle, 3 or 4 ounce weight yarn and notions/items to decorate the completed mitten.
With desired color, cast on 18 stitches (sts.) leaving a 5 inch tail at the start.
Rows 1-6 + [K1,P1] across. Rows 7-8 work in Stockinette stitch.
SHAPE THUMB GUSSET:
Row 9 + Right Side (RS) K8, Make 1 (M1), K2, M1, Knit to end —- 20 sts
Row 10 and ALL Wrong Side (WS) Rows + Purl
Row 11 + K8, M1, K4, M1, Knit to end —– 22 sts.
Row 12 + Purl
Row 13 + K8, M1, K6, M1, Knit to end —- 24 sts.
Row 14 + Purl
DIVIDE FOR THUMB:
Row 15 + K8, cast on 2 sts on right hand needle, slip next 8 sts onto stitch holder for Thumb,
Knit to end —- 18 sts.
Rows 16-20 + Work in Stockinette stitch
SHAPE TOP OF MITTEN:
Row 21 + Knit 2 together 9 times —- 9 stitches
Row 22 + Purl 2 together 4 times, purl 1 —- 5 stitches
Cut Yarn leaving a 14 inch tail. Thread tail through the 5 stitches. With RS together sew 3 stitches, knot to secure. (Body of mitten will be sewn up last after decorating mitten)
With WS of Thumb Gusset facing you slide the 8 stitches from stitch holder onto your Knitting Needles. With RS of mitten facing you create the Thumb: Leave a 3 inch tail as you begin,
Row 1+ M1, K8, M1 finish row —- 10 stitches
Row 2+ Purl
Row 3 + K 2 together 5 times —- 5 stitches
Cut yarn leaving an eight inch tail. Thread tail through the 5 stitches. With WS together sew the Thumb closed on the outside. Tuck thread to the inside and tie off with the initial 3 inch start tail.
Decorate the front of the mitten with buttons, ribbon, etc. Then with RS together sew the body of the mitten together. Weave ends in as desired. OR leave tail to be used to hang mitten or to attach to a box, etc.
NOTE: Any and all mittens are welcomed by the Nave Gallery. They can be mailed to:
155 Powderhouse Blvd.
Somerville, MA 02144