Maxie the Clown Fun Mitts



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-make-your-kids-mitten-phobic.html

MATERIALS:
Of Mary Maxim Knitting Worsted/Double Knitting or Sayelle*Nantuk allow 2 ozs. White, 2 ozs. Red, 20 yds. Black.
One Pair Mary Maxim Knitting Needles No. 8 (American No. 5).

TENSION: 5 1/2 stitches and 7 rows to one inch measured over the stocking stitch on No. 7 needles, or any size needles which will give the correct stitch tension.

ABBREVIATIONS:
W., White; R., Red; B., Black; K., knit; p., purl; st., stitch; sts., stitches; inc., increase or increasing; dec., decrease or decreasing; tog., together; sl., slip; p.s.s.o., pass slipped stitch over; ins., inches; rep., repeat; w. fwd., wool forward; st. st., stocking stitch; M.C., Main Color; C.C., Contrast Color; ch., chain; s.c., single crochet; d.c., double crochet; tr., treble crochet; rem., remain or remaining; w.r.n., wool round needle.

NOTE: Always remember to cross the two yarns at the back of the work when changing from one color to another to avoid leaving a hole in the work.

TO MAKE:

BACK: Right Hand.

Using W. wool, cast on 20 sts. and work 4 rows in k. 1, p. 1 ribbing.  Change to st. st. and follow graph, reading from A to B for k. rows, and from B to A for p. rows, dec. as indicated until 8 sts. rem. P. one row for foldline.

**Continue in R. wool and st. st., inc. one st. at each end of next 4 rows.  (16 sts.)  Work 24 rows in st. st, finishing after a p. row.  Cast off.**

Left Hand

Work as for right hand for 4 rows, then change to st. st. and work from graph, but reading from B to A for k. rows and from A to B for p. rows. Complete as for right hand when graph has been completed.

FRONT: Both alike.

Using W. wool, cast on 20 sts. and work 8 rows in k. 1, p. 1 ribbing.  Change to st. st. and work 16 rows.  Place markers at each end of the row to mark side seams.  Then work 14 rows in st. st.

Now dec. one st. at each end of every alternate row until 8 sts. rem., finishing after a p. row.  P. one row for foldline.

Change to R. wool and work from ** to ** as given for back.

TO COMPLETE:

Press lightly under warm iron and damp cloth.  Sew side seams from cast-on edge to marker.  Sew cast-off edges tog.  Place this seam even with side markers, fold along foldline.  Sew down each side.  Embroider face as illustrated.  Make small pompoms to decorate hat.


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