Size: 3/5 - 6/9 - 10/14 years Materials: 100 g for all sizes in colour pink/yellow/green 100 g for all sizes in colour dark pink
DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm. DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 mm – for rib
GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles): * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.
DECREASE TIP: Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog. Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso. ----------------------------------------------------------
RIGHT MITTEN: Cast on 28-32-36 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with dark pink. Work 2 rounds in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Continue with rib = K 2/P 2 for 7-7-8 cm. Switch to double pointed needles size 5 mm and pink/yellow/green, work in stocking st - now measure piece from here. AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round, dec 6 sts evenly = 22-26-30 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 1-1-2 cm, beg inc for thumb gusset, inc 1 st by working 2 sts in st before and after 2nd st on round (= 2 sts inc). Repeat inc every other round 2-2-3 more times = 7-7-9 thumb sts. When piece measures 4-4-5 cm (inc for thumb are now done), slip thumb sts on a stitch holder. Cast on 1 new st behind thumb = 22-26-30 sts, continue in the round in stocking st. When piece measures 8-9-11 cm, insert 2 markers in the piece; 1 marker at beg of round and 1 marker after 11-13-15 sts. Then dec 1 st on each side of both markers – READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every other round 2 more times and then every round 1-2-3 times = 6 sts remain on needle. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. The entire mitten measures approx. 18-20-23 cm.
THUMB: Slip the 7-7-9 sts from stitch holder back on double pointed needles size 5 mm, knit in addition up 3 sts behind the thumb = 10-10-12 sts. Work in the round in stocking st until thumb measures 3½-4½-5½ cm, now K all sts tog 2 by 2. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
LEFT MITTEN: Cast on and work as right mitten but inc for thumb on each side of next to last st on round (instead of each side of 2nd st on round).
POMPOMS: Make 4 pompoms approx. 3 cm in diameter with pink/yellow/green. Fasten 2 pompoms on the outer edge of each mitten in the transition between rib and stocking st.