This pattern features an unusual 2 piece construction, knitting separate fronts and backs. I don’t see why it couldn’t be used to make cold weather mittens as well as oven mitts.
- 100% wool worsted weight yarn: 150 yards ecru (MC); 50 yards red (CC)
- size 11 straight knitting needles
- stitch markers (M)
11 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (St) with yarn doubled
Yarn is doubled throughout. Abbreviation M1: Make 1 increase by making a backward loop on right hand needle.
With MC, cast on 19 sts. Work 16 rows St stitch.
Row 17: *K to last 2 sts, K1, M1, K1
Row 18: Purl
Rows 19-30: Rpt rows 17 & 18 (27 sts).
Row 31: K 19, BO 1, K7.
Working on 8 thumb stitches only, work even in St stitch for 3 rows.
Row 4: K1, ssk, K2, K2tog, K2.
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: K1, ssk, K2tog, K2.
BO last 4 sts.
With RS facing, attach yarn and work on remaining 19 stitches.
Row 1: purl.
Row 2: K2, place M, beg Chart, place M, K1, M1.
Rows 3-25: Work in St st, following Chart.
Rows 26-28: Remove markers,work in MC.
Row 29: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
Row 30: purl.
Rows 31-34: Rpt rows 29 and 30.BO remaining 13 sts.
Make second piece, reversing pattern and omitting chart.
With RS together, sew pieces of mitt together and weave in ends.
Optional: Blanket stitch around edges with CC, placing sts 1/2 inch apart and 1/2 inch deep.
Felt using your favorite method.
You can easily knit some matching potholders using chart and sizing as desired.