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Warm and nice :)
It's basically the simple fingerless mittens but with a more interesting knitting pattern. Perfect pattern btw for a beginner, it has many different stitches in it and it's a great way to practise them, cause it's just a 6 row pattern.

Posted by Eleni Z. from Athens, Attica, Greece • Published See Eleni Z.'s 3 projects »

  • Step 1

    The cat's paw pattern is a very popular pattern (it's simple and pretty :)).
    I'm gonna start with it and I will tell you later about the measurements, cause are based on the pattern for this project.

    Cast on. Knit 2 rows.
    Row 1: k3, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2togtbl, k1. Repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
    Row 2 and 4: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
    Row 3: k3, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2togtbl. Repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
    Row 5: k3, *k2, yo, k3tog, yo, k2. Repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
    Row 6: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
    End with a 5 row, knit 2 rows.

  • Step 2

    When you start casting on remember:
    1)the stitches you'll cast on is gonna be the length of your mitten.
    2)it's a 7 stitches pattern with 6 additional stitches in the beginning and the end of every row. So you need to cast on 13 or 20 or 27 or 34 and so on...(just add 7 stitches until you like the length.I think mine was 55 stitches long.)
    Because it's mittens you are free to adjust the measurements to your hand. For the ones i made, I started from the bottom of the fingers to 4-5 inches from the elbow.

  • Step 3

    Repeat the pattern until you are satisfied with the width.
    Be carefull: when you try it around your hand remember to stretch it a bit (not too much!!)because you need it ON your hands and not falling off them when you'll be wearing it.
    Cast off.

  • Step 4

    Join one side to the other with the tapestry needle, remembering to leave a hole for your thumb. A pretty nice video on how to do that is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvNWmpW9DOw
    And that's it!! Gorgeous, lacy mittens made of wool! Enjoy!

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