Christmas mittens 2019: Part 3

A big warm welcome to the last part of 2019 Christmas mittens!

We will end with the thumb, as one should - a smaller part perfect for knitting in between prepping the turkey and wrapping Christmas gift. Do you want to heighten the coziness? In that case, I think that you should put on a cozy Christmas movie while you finish the mittens! My favourite is Love Actually, which is yours?

 

THUMB

Place the 22 stitches from the holder to your needles, 2,5mm.

With MC: knit all 22sts. Pick up and knit 2 additional stitches from the gap, to prevent there being a hole. 24stst.

Knit stockinette stitch (=knit all stitches when knitting in the round) on every round until the thumb measures 5,5cm.

(NOTE! If you want a different length to fit your hand, knit until the thumb measures 1cm shorter than your desired length.) 

Decrease round 1: *k2tog, k1*, repeat *-* to end. 16sts.

Knit 1 round.

Decrease round 2: *k2tog* repeat to end. 8sts.

Cut yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches. Fasten all loose threads. Repeat for the second mitten.

It’s been a joy knitting together with you during these Christmas times. Many, many thanks for your participation - it’s what makes this so much fun!

Psst! Please join our Facebook-group Julvanten - we share pictures, tips and tricks and inspiration there. Please show your work and progress on Facebook and Instagram (@jarbogarn). Don’t forget the hashtag #julvanten2019 !