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?
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!
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