Men's Fair Isle Mittens Pattern

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MATERIALS: Bear Brand or Fleisher’s Ever-Match Sock and Fingering, Main Color Brown Heather A, 2 ozs. About 60 yards Dark Brown, C, 40 yards each of White B, Natural Heather D; 20 yards each of Red E, Aqua F.

“Boye” Aluminum Sock Needles, 1 set Size 2.

GAUGE: Fair Isle Pattern: 10 sts = 1 inch
Stockinette st : 17 sts = 2 inches

RIGHT MITTEN: Cuff: With A, cast on 64 sts; divide on 3 needles; join with care not t twist sts on needles. Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for 3 ins.

Inc. round: K, increasing 1 st in every 4th st 16 times; 80 sts. Mark end of rounds.

Hand: Pattern: Round 1: With A, k all sts. Carry yarn not in use on wrong side of work.

Round 2: * K 1 A, 3 B, 1 A, 3 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B; repeat from * around. Continue pat. following chart.

Repeat 16 rounds of pat. Until about 2 ½ ins. Above cuff.

Next round: Work pat. on first 42 sts; with a separate strand of colored thread, k next 12 sts for thumb, then slip these sts back to left hand needle and continue pat. around until about 7 ins. above cuff, end with 8th or 16th pat. round. Break off colors.

With A only, k 1 round even.

First dec. round: * K 6, k 2 tog.; repeat from * around; 70 sts. K 1 round even.

2nd dec. round: * K 5, k 2 tog.; repeat from * around; 60 sts. K 1 round even. Continue to dec. 10 sts in a round every 2nd round, having 1 st less between decs. after each dec. round, until 20 sts remain. K 1 round even. K 2 tog. 10 times; break off leaving an end. Draw end tightly through all 10 sts. Fasten off.

Thumb: Draw out the colored thread, pick up 12 sts on each side of opening, pick up 1 extra st on each side; divide these 26 sts on 3 needles. With A only, k around for 2 1/2 ins.

Next Round: * K 11, k 2 tog.; repeat from * around; 24 sts.

First dec. round: * K 2, k 2 tog.; repeat from * around; 18 sts. K 1 round even.

2nd dec. round: * K 1, k 2 tog.; repeat from * around; 12 sts. K 1 round even. K 2 tog. 6 times. Break off; draw end tightly through all 6 sts; fasten off.

LEFT MITTEN: Work same as right mitten until 2 ½ ins. above cuff.

Next round: Work pat. On first 26 sts, with separate strand of colored thread, k 12 and slip these 12 sts back to left hand needle, continue pat. Finish same as right mitten.

Steam.


Other great patterns from Gloves & Mittens, Volume 29:

Knitting Patterns

Classic Mittens
Classic Gloves
Men's & Women's Cable Gloves
Men's Two-Needle Norwegian Mittens
Men's Fair Isle Mittens
Women's Angora Mittens
Women's Two-Needle Mittens
Women's Norwegian Mittens
Women's Open Palm Mittens
Women's Shorties Gloves
Women's Lace Gloves
Women's Angora Gloves
Women's Tailored Gloves
Women's Plaid Gloves
Women's Long Gloves
Children's Angora Mittens
Children's Two-Needle Mittens
Children's Two Needle Cable Mittens
Children's Safety Mittens
Children's Norwegian Mittens

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Men's Afghan Stitch Gloves
Women's Two-Tone Crocheted Gloves
Shortie Gloves
Children's Crocheted Mittens