Malabrigo Mittens

Here’s my pattern for the second pair of embellished intarsia mittens that I knit with Malabrigo. Don’t be alarmed by the name; there is nothing scary about intarsia!

March 1, 2008–I made some corrections, so hopefully you can actually knit these now!

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To find out how to knit intarsia in the round, here is a tutorial. Otherwise, head down to your LYS or knitting group and ask somebody how.

You will need:

  • 1 skein Malabrigo worsted in a main color and small amounts of 2 contrasting colors.
  • size 8 and size 6 needles–either double point or long circulars to knit in the round
  • beads and scrap yarn for embellishing

Gauge: 21 stitches/4 inches knit back and forth in stockinette stitch on larger needles

With CC1 CO 44 stitches and knit K2P2 ribbing in the round for 4 rounds

Switch to MC and continue in K2P2 ribbing for 12 more rounds.

Next round: switch to larger needles K2Sl2

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Begin working intarsia chart back and forth: mitten-charts.pdf The charts are for the backs only; the palms are 23 stitches of MC. Count rows from now on starting with row 1 on the chart. Work chart in the pattern includes the palm stitches.

Left Mitten Row 1: YO, PM, work chart, K in MC 23 stitches to the last 2 stitches, SSK

Right Mitten Row 1: YO, PM, K in MC 23 stitches, work chart, SSK

Row 2:Turn, YO, slip marker, P 26 mc, P6 cc1, P to last 2 stitches, P2tog

Row 3: Turn, YO, slip marker, K1, M1, K to last 3 stitches K1, M1, SSK

Row 4: Turn, YO, slip marker, purl continuing in chart until last 2 stitches, P2tog

Row 5: Turn, YO, slip marker, knit continuing in chart until last 2 stitches SSK

Continue like this until row 12: K1, M1, continue in chart until the last 3 stitches, K1, M1, SSK

Row 13 (and all odd rows): purl to last 2 stitches P2tog

Row 14: YO, SM, K2, M1 work chart to last 4 stitches K1, M1, K1, SSK

Row 15 and all odd rows: YO, slip marker, purl continuing in chart to last 2 stitches, P2tog

Row 16: YO, slip marker, K3, work chart to last 5 stitches, K1, M1, K2, SSK

Row 18: YO, slip marker, K4, M1, work chart to last 6 stitches, K1, M1, K3, SSK

Row 20: YO, slip marker, K5, M1, work chart to last 7 stitches, K1, M1, K4, SSK

Row 22: YO, slip marker, K6, M1, work chart to last 8 stitches, K1, M1, K5, SSK

Row 24: YO, slip marker, K7, M1, work chart to last 9 stitches, K1, M1, K6, SSK

Row 26: K 6, slip those stitches to scrap yarn, K to last 7 stitches, don’t knit the last 7 stitches, slip them onto the scrap yarn, CO 2 stitches (46 stitches)

Row 27: Turn, YO, slip marker, P to last 2 stitches, P2tog

Continue working chart until you are 1 inch from the tip of your middle finger.

On a knit row, YO, slip marker, K1, K2tog, K 21, SSK, K2, K2tog K 21 SSK, SSK

Odd rows: YO, slip marker, P to last 2 stitches, p2tog

Continue this pattern until there are only 22 stitches left.

Next row: *K2tog* twice, K2, *SSK* twice, *K2tog* twice, K2, *SSK* 3 times

Break yarn leaving a tail and draw through stitches a few times to secure.

Thumb: Pick up 2 stitches, PM, pick up 2 more stitches, K6, K2tog, K8

Knit every round until you are to the tip of your thumb.

Next round: K2tog, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, SSK

Next round: K

Next round: *K2tog* break yarn and draw through stitches a few times to secure.

Weave in loose ends, and embellish with embroidery and beads.

Copyright 2008 Caffeinated Knitter original design

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mom  |  January 18, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Nice B! You always did enjoy abstract and color theory, it really shows up in these mittens. ( : Glad you are back blogging!
    ps. I have a blender for smoothies when we get together, and I saw my LYS was open but I was going to work, may have to stop in again.

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  • 2. Toni  |  March 28, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Very cool mittens! I love the design!

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  • 3. Melissa Adams  |  September 6, 2008 at 1:53 am

    I like the looks of your mitts. Going to try them soon.

    Reply

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