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Mitten Pattern to suit 2lb – 4lb baby
Submitted by Mary Garratt
all units use mitts this small, but as we have had a request from
one who do not use cardigans for tinies in the incubators but they
do use mitts, here are some little ones.
Thanks again to Mary Garratt from Sandbach
(No 10) needles and 4 ply wool.
(3ply may be used if wanted even smaller)
Use needles to suit
These mittens when finished in 4 ply wool measure approx 11/2" x 2" (4cm
x 6cm) for the smaller ones and 13/4" x 3" ( 5cm x 8cm ) for the larger
ones. They would be slightly smaller of course in 3ply
Please use white, or pastel colours
Cast on 25 stitches
Work 3 rows in moss stitch (knit 1 purl one,start each row with knit stitch)
or knit 1 purl one rib.
Next row:-- Work 4 (10) rows in stocking stitch (knit 1 row.purl 1 row)
beginning with a knit row.
Next :--Work eyelet row . Knit 2. *( wool forward, knit 2 together) *repeat
to last stitch. Knit 1.
Next row:-Purl 11 stitches, Purl stitches, 12 & 13 together, Purl 12. (24
Next row:- Work 8 (10) rows in stocking stitch, beginning with a knit row
Next row:-- Work 4 rows as follows to shape top.
Row 1. Knit 1, knit 3 together, knit 5, knit 3 together through back loop,
knit 3 together, Knit 5, knit 3 together through back loop, knit 1.
Row 2. Purl.
Row 3. Knit 1, Knit 3 together, knit1, knit 3 together through back loop,
knit 3 together knit1, knit 3 together through back loop. Knit 1
Row 4. Purl
Next row:-- Cast off
Sew side and top seam
Thread ribbon through eyelets