Eastern Market Baby Mittens

Here’s the pattern for my Eastern Market Baby Mittens (finally!). I first mentioned them when my three-year-old was but a wee babe, here. I was hoping to have this up ages ago, but life took over and … well, it’s here now. Enjoy.

Please note: These mittens are intentionally quite long so as to be able to stuff them under a jacket and keep them on the baby’s arm but can also be cuffed. Please reproduce only for personal use.

Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8: 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC.

Needles: US size 8 DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge

Guage: 4 st/inch (holding 2 strands together throughout)

Size: Approx 6-12 months

Holding 2 strands of MC together (one from each end of skein), cast 20 stitches on dpns. Join and work in the round a 1×1 rib for 5 rows, switch to CC color for 2 rows, then switch back to MC. Repeat until you have 3 sets of 2 CC rows, then work 5 more rows of rib in MC. You should have 20 rows of ribbing.

Alternatively, you can do 2 stripes in various widths, or skip the striping all together and knit a mottled version using 1 strand of MC and 1 strand of CC throughout.

At this point, work MC in stockinette stitch until piece measures approximately 8 inches.

Next row: *k2, k2tog; repeat from * until end of row.
Next row: *k1, k2tog; repeat from * until end of row.
Next row: *k2tog; repeat from * until end of row.
Next row: k2tog, k1, k2tog; cut yarn, leaving approx 6 inches of tail. Thread onto darning needle and pull yarn through remaining 3 stitches and pull tight to a point. Then pull yarn through the top of the mitt, flattening point somewhat.

Weave in ends and block.

Disclaimer: I’m finishing up the details of these a bit after the fact, so if to get gauge you need a needle size much different than what I wrote or if something else seems wonky, let me know. I’m pretty sure I’m right, but sometimes “Mommy Brain” strikes when you least expect it…


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