Tunisian Mitts with Thumb - Knitted Ribbing


Fig.1

Ribbing is worked in the round in K1P1 ribbing
Mitten is worked in the round with a short cro-hook

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Mitten done flat
Materials:
Baby Yarn -32 stitches to 4 inches
You will need 2 balls and a 3rd, smaller amount for the tumb.
Knitting Needles -double pointed 3.00 mm
Afghan Hook -3.00 mm
Cro-hook -3.00 mm
Split ring markers

Two tutorials to help with the special techniques required for these mitts:
How to use the cro-hook

How to make a crochet hook
The back of wooden crochet hook can be easily shaped
with a snap blade or other sharp knife
to make a cro-hook.

Gauge for Ribbing:
8 stitches, 10 rows = 1 inch on 3.00 mm needle
With 2 strands together and working in K1P1 ribbing.
Use the long tail cast on. It is very flexible and looks
very much like the rest of the knitted stitches.
A quick trick to get the right amount of yarn for the cast-on –
Wrap yarn around 2 needles held together
1 wrap for each stitch to cast on (32 stitches = 32 wraps around the 2 needles)

Gauge for Palm and Back of mitten:
7 stitches, 8 rows = 1 inch on 3.00 mm afghan hook
With single strand and working in Tunisian Knit Stitch.

This mitt will fit age (2 - 3)[3 - 4].
Instructions in ( ) are for smaller mitt; in [ ] for larger mitt.
If only 1 set of instructions -use for both mitts.

Ribbing:
With 2 strands of yarn and 3.00 mm needles cast on (30)[32] stitches
and work 1 3/4 inches of K1P1 ribbing.
Do not count the loops on the needle as part of the ribbing length.
Change to 3.00 mm cro-hook and 1 strand of yarn.

Palm and Back:
Row 1: Place marker at start of round.
Transfer loops to the crohook
and cast off as needed working around the mitt.
Rows 2 & 3: Work even in TKS.

Adding thumb gusset:
Row 1: Work (15)[16 ]stitches and place marker in (15th)[16th]stitch,
pull up loop (1 stitch) between (15th and 16th) [16th and 17th ] stitch,
place marker in (16th)[17th] stitch, finish row.
(1 stitch made )
Row 2: Add 1 stitch after 1st marker, work even to next marker,
add 1 stitch before 2nd marker. (3 stitches)
Row 3: Repeat Row 2. (5 stitches)
Row 4: Work even in TKS. (5 stitches) 
Row 5: Repeat row 2. (7 stitches)
Row 6: Repeat row 2. (9 stitches)
Row 7: Work even in TKS (9 stitches)
Row 8: Repeat row 2. (11 stitches)

Thumb:
Join small ball of yarn in first stitch after first marker.
Work even in TKS on 11 stitches for (7/8”)[1 inch.]
The thumb, because of its small size, is worked flat.

Shape top of thumb:
Row 1: With 1 loop on hook, work 2tog twice, TKS in next stitch,
2tog twice, last stitch. Normal return.
Row 2: With 1 loop on hook, work 2tog, TKS in next stitch,
2tog, last stitch. Normal return.
Weave yarn to center stitch of thumb.
Leave long tail for sewing seam later.

Return to first ball of yarn.
Next row: Work first (14)[15] stitches, work the 2 marked stitches together,
work last (14)[15] stitches.
Next row: Work (15)[16] stitches, add 1 stitch, finish round.
Work even in TKS for (3)[3 ½ ]inches from start of palm
or (4 3/4”)[5 ¼”]from start of cuff.

Shape top:
Round 1 & 2: *TKS2tog, TKS in each of next 2 stitches.
Repeat from * around.
Row 3: *TKS2tog around the mitt until(8)[8] stitches remain

Finishing: Using both strands of yarn, weave through remaining loops and pull tightly to close.
Weave in loose ends.

Thumb:
Fold thumb in half, needle stitch through both thicknesses to base of thumb.
Close hole at base of thumb.

Make second mitt to match. Join with (38)[40] inch chain cord.

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Tunisian Mitts with Thumb - Knitted Ribbing

Same mitten done flat
Materials:
Baby Yarn -32 stitches to 4 inches
Knitting Needles -3.00 mm
Afghan Hook -3.00 mm
Split ring markers

Gauge for Ribbing:
8 stitches, 10 rows = 1 inch on 3.00 mm needle
With 2 strands together and working in K1P1 ribbing.
Use the long tail cast on. It is very flexible and looks
very much like the rest of the knitted stitches.
A quick trick to get the right amount of yarn for the cast-on –
Wrap yarn around 2 needles held together
1 wrap for each stitch to cast on (32 stitches = 32 wraps around the 2 needles)

Gauge for Palm and Back of mitten:
7 stitches, 8 rows = 1 inch on 3.00 mm afghan hook
With single strand and working in Tunisian Knit Stitch.

This mitt will fit age (2 - 3)[3 - 4].
Instructions in ( ) are for smaller mitt; in [ ] for larger mitt.
If only 1 set of instructions -use for both mitts.

Ribbing:
With 2 strands of yarn and 3.00 mm needles cast on (30)[32] stitches
and work 1 ¾ inches of K1P1 ribbing.
Do not count the loops on the needle as part of the ribbing length.
Change to 3.00 mm hook and 1 strand of yarn.

Palm and Back:
Row 1: Transfer all loops to the afghan hook using 1 strand of yarn. Normal return.
Rows 2 & 3: Work even in TKS normal return

Adding thumb gusset:
Row 1: Work (15)[16] stitches and place marker in (15th)[16th] stitch,
pull up loop (1 stitch) between (15th and 16th) [16th and 17th ] stitch,
place marker in (16th)[17th] stitch, finish row.
Normal return. (1 stitch made )
Row 2: Add 1 stitch after 1st marker, work even to next marker,
add 1 stitch before 2nd marker. (3 stitches) Normal return.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2. (5 stitches) Normal return.
Row 4: Work even in TKS. (5 stitches) Normal return.
Row 5: Repeat row 2. (7 stitches) Normal return.
Row 6: Repeat row 2. (9 stitches) Normal return.
Row 7: Work even in TKS (9 stitches) Normal return.
Row 8: Repeat row 2. (11stitches) Normal return.

Thumb:
Join second ball of yarn in first stitch after first marker.
Work even in TKS on 11 stitches for (7/8 inch)[1 inch. ]

Shape top of thumb:
Row 1: With 1 loop on hook, work 2tog twice, TKS in next stitch,
2tog twice, last stitch. Normal return.
Row 2: With 1 loop on hook, work 2tog, TKS in next stitch,
2tog, last stitch. Normal return.
Weave yarn to center stitch of thumb.
Leave long tail for sewing seam later.

Return to first ball of yarn.
Next row: Work first (14)[15] stitches, work the 2 marked stitches together,
work last (14)[15] stitches. Normal return.
Next row: Work (15)[16] stitches, add 1 stitch, finish row. Normal return.
Work even in TKS for (3)[3 ½ ]inches from start of palm
or (4 3/4 inch)[5 ¼ inch]from start of cuff.

Shape top -small mitt:
Row 1: With 1 loop on hook, next 2 together twice, work next 5 stitches,
2tog twice, 2 stitches, 2tog twice, 5 stitches, 2tog twice, last stitch.
Normal return.
Row 2. With 1 loop on hook, next 2 together twice, work next 1 stitch,
2tog twice, 2 stitches, 2tog twice, 1 stitch, 2tog twice, last stitch.
Normal return.
Row 3: With 1 loop on hook, 2tog, 1 stitch, 2tog , 2 stitches, 2tog,
1 stitch, 2tog , last stitch. Normal return.

Shape top-large mitt
Row 1: With 1 loop on hook, next 2 together twice, work next 6 stitches,
2tog twice, 2 stitches, 2tog twice, 6 stitches, 2tog twice, last stitch.
Normal return.
Row 2. With 1 loop on hook, next 2 together twice, work next 2 stitches,
2tog twice, 2 stitches, 2tog twice, 2 stitches, 2tog twice, last stitch.
Normal return.
Row 3: With 1 loop on hook, 2tog 3x, 2 stitches, 2tog 3x, last stitch.
Normal return.

Finishing:
Slip stitch to center stitch, fold mitt in half,
slip stitch through both thicknesses to bottom of cuff.

Thumb:
Fold thumb in half, needle stitch through both thicknesses to base of thumb.
Close hole at base of thumb.

Make second mitt to match. Join with (38)[40] inch chain cord.

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