Tannenbaum

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Hats/Scarves/Gloves

Our Tannenbaum mittens are inscribed with waves of ribs formed simply by increases and decreases.


Finished Measurements

Approximately 7” around x 9” high (to fit women’s size Medium hand)


Materials

2 Balls Berroco Pure Merino (50 grs), #8542 Kale

1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 9 (5.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

3 St markers (1 a different color)

1 St holder

Tapestry needle


Gauge

18 sts = 4”;  24 rnds = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Stitch Glossary

M1R

Pick up horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, place on LH needle, k this strand through front loop

M1L

Pick up horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, place on LH needle, k this strand through back loop

M1RP

Pick up horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, place on LH needle, p this strand through front loop

M1LP

Pick up horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, place on LH needle, p this st through back loop


Left Mitten

With dpn’s, cast on 32 sts.  Divide sts onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.  Mark for beg of rnd with different colored marker and carry marker up.

Ribbing:  Rnd 1:  K2, p2, k2, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, (k2, p2) 3 times.  Rep this rnd 11 times more.

Rnd 13:  K8, (p1, k1) twice, p1, M1R, p1, (k1, p1) twice, k14 – 33 sts.

Establish Chart:  Rnd 14:  K3, work Row 1 of chart over 21 sts, k9.

Rnds 15 and 16:  K3, continue to follow chart over 21 sts, k9.

Thumb Gusset:  Inc Rnd:  K1, place marker, M1L, k1, M1R, place marker, k1, continue to follow chart over 21 sts, k9 – 35 sts.

Next Rnd:  K1, sl marker, k to next marker, sl marker, K1, continue to follow chart over 21 sts, k9.

Following Rnd:  K1, sl marker, M1L, k to next marker, M1R, sl marker, k1, continue to follow chart over 21 sts, k9 – 37 sts.  Rep the last 2 rnds 5 times more – 47 sts (15 sts between thumb markers).  Rep Next Rnd once more.

Divide for Thumb:  Rnd 31:  K1, drop marker, sl next 15 sts onto holder for thumb, drop marker, cast on 1 st, k1, follow chart over next 21 sts, k9 – 33 sts.

Work even in pat as established until piece measures 8” from beg (or 1” less than desired length).  Discontinue chart and work from here in St st.

Shape Top:  Rnd 1:  Knit.

Rnd 2: * K1, k2 tog, rep from * around – 22 sts.

Rnd 3:  Knit.

Rnd 4:  * K2 tog, rep from * around – 11 sts.

Rnd 5:  Knit.

Rnd 6:  K1, * k2 tog, rep from * around – 6 sts.  Break off yarn leaving an 8” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles.  Pull up tightly and secure.  Fasten off.

Thumb:  Sl 15 sts from holder onto 3 dpn’s.  Join yarn and k15, then pick up and k2 sts in cast-on st – 17 sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Knit 8 rnds.

Shape Top:  Rnd 1:  * K1, k2 tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2 – 12 sts.

Rnd 2:  Knit.

Rnd 3:  * K2 tog, rep from * around – 6 sts.  Finish same as top of mitten.


Right Mitten

With dpn’s, cast on 32 sts.  Divide sts onto 3 dpns and join, being careful not to twist sts.  Mark for beg of rnd with different colored marker and carry marker up.

Ribbing:  Rnd 1:  (P2, k2) 3 times, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, p2, k2.  Rep this rnd 11 times more.

Rnd 13:  K14, (p1, k1) twice, p1, M1R, p1, (k1, p1) twice, k8 – 33 sts.

Establish Chart:  Rnd 14:  K9, work Rnd 1 of Chart over 21 sts, k3.

Rnds 15 and 16:  K9, continue to follow chart over 21 sts, k3.

Thumb Gusset:  Inc Rnd: K9, continue to follow chart over 21 sts, k1, place marker, M1L, k1, M1R, place marker, k1 – 35 sts.  Continue to shape thumb gusset working incs same as left mitten until there are 15 sts between markers and a total of 47 sts on needles.  Work 1 rnd even.

Divide for Thumb:  K9, continue to follow chart over 21 sts, k1, drop marker, sl next 15 sts onto holder for thumb, drop marker, cast on 1 st, k1 – 33 sts.  Complete to correspond to left mitten.