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Kat's Paws

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This is a very easy fingerless mitten made out of self-striping sock yarn. Despite the small gauge, it takes about 2 hours for each mitt. You are knitting every row and stockinette in the round goes quickly. It's also not so boring since you can watch the colorful stripes as they form in your hands.


Materials:

1 ball of Simple Stripes sock yarn in crayon from knitpicks.com, 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon, 50 gm . One ball will make 2 mittens.
1 set of size 1 double pointed needles, or size needed for gauge
2 stitch markers
1 yarn needle

Gauge:

7 sts = 1" on US size needle 1 in st

Size:

Fits size medium ladies' hands. Left and right hands are knitted the same way.

Directions

Cast on 60 stitches. Divide on double pointed needles and join in the round, careful not to twist. Place marker if needed to mark start of round.

Work 1 inch in k2 p2 rib.

Knit every round for 5" total length, or until desired length.

Begin thumb gusset:

1. k1, place marker, k1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, place marker (four stitches now between markers)
2. k1
3. k1, slip marker, k1, inc1, k until marker, inc1, slip marker. (You will now have 6 stitches between the markers, and 58 stitches outside the markers.)
4. k1
5. Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 20 stitches between the markers. Place the 20 stitches on waste yarn (if you have wide hands, continue until you have 22 or 24 stitches instead.)

Knit the remaining 58 stitches in the round for 1 inch.

Change to k2 p2 rib for one inch. During your first row, work two decreases so that you come out to 56 stitches (work k2tog twice while doing the rib). Bind off loosely in rib.

Finishing the thumb:

Transfer the 20 stitches onto 3 dpn's. Knit 5 rounds and bind off loosely in purl.

Using a tapestry needle, sew together the gap between thumb and the rest of the mitt using matching scrap yarn. Be careful not to sew too tight.

Weave in ends.

Added on July 21, 2006:

Here's an additonal picture, made by Dawn for her daughter. She found the thumb gusset to be a little small so it worked well for smaller hands, but if you have wider thumbs you should definitely add 4 more stitches for the gusset. I have slim hands so the above pattern worked well for me (I think my hands are about the only slim part of me!)

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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-16 12:57 am (UTC)

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This is pretty! I love the self striping yarn you used. I'm tempted to buy some for my stash. I'm tempted to make this, but maybe add ribbing, like in Knitty's Voodoo. Beautiful work! I love all your knitting pieces, by the way. Inspirational :)
[User Picture]From: scarlettknits
2005-12-16 03:32 am (UTC)

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I think if you did it on k2 p2 ribbing this would look great, and would have a much more fitted appearance. The yarn is really soft and good value.
From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-11 04:22 pm (UTC)

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I made these on an airplane trip at Christmas. Nice pattern!
From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-06 06:31 pm (UTC)

Beginner needs help with thumb gusset please

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Hi there!
I'm just at the point of beginning the gusset. I tried once and pulled back, I just wasn't sure I was doing it correctly.

First, what's the best increase to use? And second, I'm assuming I'm "turning" my work to keep going back and forth as I do this part? This produced garter looking stitches on the public side and I can't tell if that's the look in the picture.

I'd really appreciate a few more tips!! I LOVE these and am half way there! These are just what I've been looking to make for months.
[User Picture]From: scarlettknits
2006-07-07 01:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Beginner needs help with thumb gusset please

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Keep working in the round, no need to go back and forth. You will be doing increases between the markers so that the circular tube you are working on becomes wider, and it's still in stockinette, not garter. I used an inc 1 to do my increases... you pick up the loop between the stitches and knit this through the back loops. You could also do a "bar increase" as seen here:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php

Let me know if you have any other questions!

From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-09 12:04 am (UTC)

Re: Beginner needs help with thumb gusset please

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THANK U!!!! It worked! I followed what you said and lo and behold, I had a gusset! LOL!! I've never worked any kind of gloves or wristlets before, it's pretty awesome to see it come together! I keep telling my hubby, "I made a thumb gusset!" over and over again. I think he's ready to put some tape over my mouth.

Thanks so much for responding so fast! And again for the pattern!
Dawn :)
[User Picture]From: scarlettknits
2006-07-10 02:03 am (UTC)

Re: Beginner needs help with thumb gusset please

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Please post a picture when you are done, I'd love to see the finished object!
From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-19 09:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Beginner needs help with thumb gusset please

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Hi Scarlettknits!
I haven't been able to figure out how to post my pic here?? Maybe I can email it?

They came out really cool although you warned me about doing the thumb too tight! LOL! They fit my daughter though (who wanted them from the beginning)! Now I'm ready for another pair for ME (and will adjust w/more stitches on the gusset)! :)

Thank you so much for all your help!!! You're an awesome knitter! i love all your stuff!
Dawn
[User Picture]From: scarlettknits
2006-07-19 09:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Beginner needs help with thumb gusset please

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If you have a link to the picture you can post it here, or you can email it to me and I will put it on my photobucket site. My address is katinkorea at yahoo.com. Thanks!! :-)
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2008-07-17 04:02 am (UTC)

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2008-10-09 04:43 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: celestialjen
2007-01-10 09:34 pm (UTC)

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I found this pattern on a web search, and I must say that it's beautiful.

I have some on the needle right now, with some hand dyed lambswool. I was given some 2 ply, so I dyed 2 x 100g balls intending to knit socks, but I have decided to try these instead!

Will let you know how I get on.
[User Picture]From: katinkorea
2007-01-10 10:51 pm (UTC)

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Our heat is not working in our store very well so I have been living in these for quite a few days. When you get done with your pair you must post a picture!
[User Picture]From: celestialjen
2007-01-14 07:41 pm (UTC)

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Yay, I finished. I have pictures too.



From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-17 05:29 am (UTC)

I'm so thrilled!!!!

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My knitting skills are somewhere between beginner & intermeddiate. I know lots of stitches, but have only really made scarves. Lately I started my first few double point projects to make hats, but they didn't have any increases or anything. Also, no matter what my ribbing is never right! But I just finished my first armwarmer and it's lovely!!!!!!!!! Perfect fit! Perfect ribbing!!!!! I'm so thrilled to make some that isn't just a rectangle!!!!! Thanks so much for the great pattern!
[User Picture]From: scarlettknits
2007-01-17 07:05 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm so thrilled!!!!

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Your welcome the heat doesn't work very well at my store so I use these all the time. :-) This is a nice quick project. I think if you wanted to make them more challenging next time you could just add a stitch pattern that would come out with a similar gauge.
From: shanzler
2007-01-21 06:50 pm (UTC)

thanks for the pattern

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here are the gloves in mostly k2p2 turned out great.
From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-05 11:56 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the pattern!

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I just made these for my 8-yr old; she picked out the yarn. She loves loves loves them. Wish I knew how to post a picture! Everyone wants a pair now.
[User Picture]From: misatokatsuragi
2007-04-15 04:33 am (UTC)

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I'm not sure if you'll even get this.. but 2. says K1, does that mean to knit that one row? Just a little confused... >.> Thanks!
[User Picture]From: scarlettknits
2007-04-16 07:08 pm (UTC)

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Yes, you knit the entire row. That should have red "k" instead of "k1". These are done in the round so almost no purling which makes them extra fast. :-)
[User Picture]From: misatokatsuragi
2007-04-26 01:37 pm (UTC)

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Hi.. it's me again... I've been finishing finals at school, so I'm just now picking this back up. But I'm confused. When I do the increases (like on the first row) I end up with six stitches between the markers... not four. I've tried using the bar increase, or just a normal increase.... I'm confused again. *sigh* Sorry to bother you again!
From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-18 05:24 am (UTC)

Thumb gusset

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Do you know how to cast on the four stitches over space from thumb stitches? Please someone Email me at celation@Gmail.Thank you.
From: (Anonymous)
2008-01-10 01:06 am (UTC)

Kat's paw pattern

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I have made this pattern several times with different yarns and I love it. The last pair was with Corn Yarn (yes, made from corn) and they are wonderful and soft. Thanks for the pattern.
[User Picture]From: raverbear64
2008-01-22 04:17 pm (UTC)

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This pattern is from two years ago now, so I'll understand if you don't get this comment right away, if ever, but I have a question.
I started these yesterday, and maybe it's because I'm a slow knitter or maybe it's something else, but it has taken me much longer than two hours thus far and I haven't even started the thumb gusset yet.
I can't help but feel like I'm doing something wrong, even though I know for a fact that I'm not.
Also, the knits are super tight. Not tight on my needles, but the already finished part is really thick and tight. Is it supposed to be like this, because it looks sort of loose in your picture.
Thanks in advance for any and all help (:
From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-24 08:23 pm (UTC)

Stuck at gusset!

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I read your comments to the other beginner in regards to having problems with the gusset...and, I'm in the same boat...not quite understanding your instructions. Howver, I still don't get your explanation. Step #2 says to "K1" and Step #3 says to "K1, slip marker, etc." There is no other marker to slip. Unless you mean to K all the way around on the DPNs until getting to the markers. I'm really confused.

Thanks for any clarification. I've been working so hard on this...I don't want to mess it up!
From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-24 11:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Stuck at gusset!

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AH! I found the answer just a little above my post!

Thanks!
[User Picture]From: showmeyotits
2008-10-07 01:40 am (UTC)

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These are SO cute. I usually hate fingerless gloves/mittens, but I'm definitely going to knit these. Thanks for the pattern! :)
From: (Anonymous)
2009-01-22 11:08 pm (UTC)

crochet pattern

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I learned to crochet when I was 5 (I'll be 30 in May), but I just can't seem to get the hang of knitting. I'm knitting deficient or something. I'd love to make these wrist warmers-- but I need a crochet pattern. Anyone know where to find one, or how to convert a knitting pattern to crochet?
Thanks
wb
From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-19 06:27 pm (UTC)

help finishing thumb!

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Hi! LOVE LOVE LOVE the pattern! I'm almost done with mitt #1 BUT...I have the thumb gussett on dpns...now what do I use to knit it with??? There is nothing to get it started (does that make sense?). Heeeelllllpppp!!!
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2011-02-26 01:35 am (UTC)

Great Pattern

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Hi! I made these great wrist warmers really easily even though I had never used the knitting in the round method!! I used Magic Loop (which I learnt by watching youtube videos!!) and it was SO easy! I used self striping sock yarn and size 2 needle. My daughter loves them and now I know what I am going to be giving for Christmas presents, everyone will be getting them haha. I must be a slow knitter though because they took a couple of days to make as opposed to a couple of hours lol. It is February and I am going to get a jump on next Christmas!! Thank you for this great pattern xx
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