Felted & Unfelted Mittens

Adult Women’s Mittens

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Acrylic Mittens

(Yarn and Felted Instructions at the Bottom)

 

Machine: Bulky knitting machine with ribber

Size: Medium women’s

Yarn: Acrylic 4 ply

Make 2 (Second mitten instructions in parenthesis – where shaping is done on left side)

  • Tension 0/0; Cast on MB & Ribber 1 X 1 rib;  16L X 19R on main bed and 17L X 18R on ribber – left side 1st N on ribber
  • Broken Toe Cast on; 2 circular rows (3 – to end on left side)
  • Tension 2 – K 18 R ribbing – COR (COL)
  • Move rib stitches to main bed empty needles
  • Tension 3 – K 14 R
  • Put carriage to hold
  • Pull all N to hold except 7 st on the right side (left)
  • Pull out an additional 7 N on right (left) side and e-wrap on next to carriage
  • K 1 R, hang weights on those 14 st
  • K 12 R
  • Transfer EOS to next N, doubling stitches and push empty needles out of work
  • K 1 R
  • Cut yarn and remove from carriage, thread a large needle and take those stitches off machine
  • Take carriage off hold; Empty N out of work
  • Pull 7 empty N back into working position on right side (left)
  • Holding the thumb piece, flip the top edge (with the stitches removed onto yarn piece) towards you so the top points down. The knit side faces you now; then fold thumb in half length-wise so the purl side is facing you. The bottom edge (with 7 of the 14 stitches you made the thumb with) of that thumb piece are now at the top by the N.
  • Place those 7 stitches on the 7 empty N you just pulled out (make sure to pick up a whole stitch)
  • Rethread carriage with MY
  • K 1 R; Pick up heel of a st to close hole left between thumb and body of mitten
  • K 28 rows over all mitt N – COR (COL)
  • Pull all N left (right) of 0 out to hold
  • Set carriage to hold
  • Short row down to 8 N and back out -working on the N right (left) of 0 – weighting carefully
  • Carriage off hold
  • Cut MY and add WY
  • Remove mitt on several R of WY
  • Mattress stitch side of thumb; Kitchener stitch top of mitt; mattress stitch side of mitt

 

  • To Make the Mittens for Felting:
  • Yarn: Wool 4 ply
  • Tension 0/0; Cast on MB & Ribber 1 X 1 rib 17L X 18R; Broken Toe Cast on; 2 circular rows
  • Tension 8* – K 6 R ribbing – COR * See NOTE
    • *NOTE: This was my first pair of felted mittens and knew ribbing did not felt as tight as desired – thus I shortened the part to be ribbed. When I do it again, I will make the ribbing much tighter – so choose whatever ribbing tension you think would be good.
  • Move rib stitches to main bed empty needles
  • Tension 10 – K the rest of the 12 rows that would have been ribbed on the pattern above
  • Continue with pattern as written above – starting with K 14 rows – keeping tension at 10
  • Felt the mittens, checking often to see if they have felted enough. Different wool yarns felt at different amounts and speed. I tried on the wet mittens to see if they had felted enough. Let air dry.
  • To Make the Mittens for Felting:
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    Knit, but not sewn together
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    Knit and sewn together

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    Felted
  • Yarn: Wool 4 ply – took less than 4 ounces
  • Tension 0/0; Cast on MB & Ribber 1 X 1 rib 17L X 18R; Broken Toe Cast on; 2 circular rows
  • Tension 8* – K 6 R ribbing – COR * See NOTE
    • *NOTE: This was my first pair of felted mittens and knew ribbing did not felt as tight as desired – thus I shortened the part to be ribbed. When I do it again, I will make the ribbing much tighter – so choose whatever ribbing tension you think would be good.
  • Move rib stitches to main bed empty needles
  • Tension 10 – K the rest of the 12 rows that would have been ribbed on the pattern above
  • Continue with pattern as written above – starting with “K 14 rows” – keeping tension at 10
  • Felt the mittens, checking often to see if they have felted enough. Different wool yarns felt at different amounts and speed. I tried on the wet mittens to see when they had felted enough and had the perfect fit. Let air dry
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