Julvanten 2022 - Part 2
A very warm welcome back – we hope that your mitten knitting is going well!
In Part 2, we will keep on knitting and decrease for the top of the mitten. Good luck with your knitting!
STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES
Decrease 1 stitch, right-leaning – K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together.
Decrease 1 stitch, left-leaning – Sl 1, k1, psso: Slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over knitted stitch.
Double decrease: Slip 1 stitch, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over knitted stitch = 2 stitches decreased
Double Loop Cast-on: See video: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-SyTHMSkbk&feature=youtu.be
Rnd 19: Work 27 sts following chart A2, place the next 17 sts on a holder. CO 3 new sts over gap behind thumb gusset using double loop cast-on method. Knit to end of rnd following chart.
Continuation – Hand
Continue following chart A2 (chart rows 20-45).
Decrease to shape top as shown on chart A2 (chart rows 46-55). Decrease with left- and right-leaning methods, and, finally, with double decrease (see Stitches and Techniques).
Always work decreases with color 1, so that the red stripes on the mitten sides follow along with the decreases.
Last Rnd: K1 with color 2, make 1 double decrease with color 1, k1 with color 2, make 1 double decrease with color 1.
Now 4 sts remain. Cut yarn and draw end through rem sts; tighten.
Work as for right-hand mitten, but substitute chart A2 with B2 so mitten is reverse-image.
NOTE Work last rnd on left mitten as follows:
Last Rnd: Make 1 double decrease with color 1, k1 with color 2, make 1 double decrease with color 1, k1 with color 2.