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YARNFWDtm THRUMMED MITTENS

These mittens are knitted on four double pointed needles.

ABBREVIATIONS:
cm = centimetre(s)
dec = decrease
g = gram(s)
in = inch(es)
inc = increase
k = knit
mm = millimetre(s)
p = purl
rep = repeat
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together

MATERIALS
100 grams or 4 ounces of Worsted Weight Yarn.
60 g or 2 ounces Rovings or Fleece
Set of 3.25 mm double pointed needles and a set of 4 mm double pointed needles or whichever needles are required to produce the correct tension.

TENSION
22 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in stocking stitch with thrums knitted in.

TO MAKE A THRUM
Pull off (do not cut) three 3 inch (7.5cm) lengths of roving or pull off an equivalent amount of fleece. For rovings, twist the three strands at the centre until it is about the same thickness as your yarn. With fleece, twist the fleece until you have a piece about three inches long and the thickness of your yarn.

TO KNIT IN A THRUM
Insert a thrum into the body of the mitt every third stitch and every fourth round.

First Round: * Knit 2 sts. Insert the needle into the next st. Slip the folded thrum over the inserted needle so that the ends are to the inside of the mitt. Wrap the knitting yarn around the inserted needle and beside the thrum. Complete the stitch by pulling through the thrum and yarn together. Repeat from * to the end of the Round.
Second Round: *k2. Knit into the back of the loop on the thrummed stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the round.
Third Round: Knit
Fourth Round: Knit
Repeat these four Rounds throughout the mitt, keeping the continuity of the pattern, including the thumb.

PATTERN

The instructions are written for a medium size adult.

RIGHT MITT:
With the smaller needles, cast on 40 sts divided onto three needles. Join in the round. Work in rounds of (k3,p1) ribbing for 7 cm. (2 3/4 inches).
Change to larger needles. Knit 2 rounds without thrums. Inc 8 sts evenly on first round only. 48 sts in round.
Work with thrums for the rest of the mitt, including the thumb.
Repeat the four thrum rounds until the mitt measures 12 cm (4 3/4 inches).

Next Round. Knit to last 11 sts. Slip next 10 sts onto stitch holder for thumb. Cast on 10 sts. k1. Continue until mitt measures 24 cm (9 1/2 inches) from beginning. Place st markers on last round after 9th., 13th., 33 rd., and 37th sts.
Next Round K2tog at either end side of the 4 st markers. 44 sts in round. Continue to dec at either side of st markers every round until 16 sts on needles. Work thrums to tip of mitt.
Next Round K2tog to end of round. 8 sts on needles.
Next Round K2tog to end of round. Break yarn. Thread yarn through remianing 4 sts. Draw up and fasten.

TO MAKE THUMB:
Dividing sts evenly on three larger needles, and with right side facing, pick up 10 sts from st holder. Rejoin yarn and pick up and knit 1 st from side of thumb opening, 9 sts along top of opening, and 1 st from opposite side of opening. 21 sts on needles. Work in round with thrums until the thumb measures 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inches) from beginning.
Next Round. k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2. 17 sts in round.
Next Round. k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k1. 13 sts in round.
Next Round. k2tog to last st. k1.
Break yarn. Thread through remaining sts, draw up and fasten.

LEFT MITT

With the smaller needles, cast on 40 sts divided onto three needles. Join in the round. Work in rounds of (k3,p1) ribbing for 7 cm. (2 3/4 inches).
Change to larger needles. Knit 2 rounds without thrums. Inc 8 sts evenly on first round only. 48 sts in round.
Work with thrums for the rest of the mitt, including the thumb.
Repeat the four thrum rounds until the mitt measures 12 cm (4 3/4 inches).

Next Round.k1. Slip next 10 sts onto stitch holder for thumb. Cast on 10 sts. Knit to end of round. Continue until mitt measures 24 cm (9 1/2 inches) from beginning. Place st markers on last round after 11th., 15th., 35 th., and 39th sts.
Next Round K2tog at either end side of the 4 st markers. 44 sts in round. Continue to dec at either side of st markers every round until 16 sts on needles. Work thrums to tip of mitt.
Next Round K2tog to end of round. 8 sts on needles.
Next Round K2tog to end of round. Break yarn. Thread yarn through remianing 4 sts. Draw up and fasten.

TO MAKE THUMB:
Work as for right thumb.

FINISHING:
When mitts have been completed, turn them inside out and gently fluff the fleece to create a thick lining.

A Yarn Forwardtm Pattern.