Over the Rainbow Mittens, a free pattern

Michelle likes to get creative in the studio and one day she emerged with these skeins that had a burst of rainbow color on a semi-solid background.  Depending on your gauge, you get random stripes of rainbow, rainbow spirals, or rainbow flashing.

Photo a of handknit, worsted-weight mitten

Over the Rainbow Mittens

These basic mittens are a great way to knit with a fun, unique yarn — and then stare at your hands because why not.

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Materials:
Washtenaw Wool Co Huron [100% superwash US Merino; 220 yards/201 meters per 100g skein]; color: After the Storm, 1 skein.
US 3 DPNs

Gauge: 5.75 sts and 8 rows per inch in stockinette st.

Directions:
CO 44 sts
K2 p2 around for 2 in.
K all sts for 1 in.

Thumb Gusset:
Round 1: K10, kfb, kfb, k32.
Round 2 and all even rounds: K all.
Round 3: K10, kfb, k2, kfb, k32.
Repeat this increase pattern, including plain knit row, until you have 14 sts increased (56 total). End after an even row.
K10, place 14 sts on a piece of scrap yarn, K32.

K all sts until mitten reaches the top of your pinkie finger.

Decreases:
Round 1: *K5, k2tog; rep from *.
Rounds 2, 4, 6, 8: K all.
Round 3: *K4, k2tog; rep from *.
Round 5: *K3, k2tog; rep from *.
Round 7: *K2, k2tog; rep from *.
Round 9: *K1, k2tog; rep from *.
Round 10: *k2tog; rep from *.
6 sts remain. Cut yarn and draw through remaining sts.

Thumb:
Move 14 sts from scrap yarn to DPNs.
Pick up 6 sts across gap and join in the round.
K all until thumb is 1 in. long.
Round 1: *K3, k2tog; rep from *.
Round 2: *K2, k2tog; rep from *.
Round 3: *K1, k2tog; rep from *.
Round 4: *k2tog; rep from *.
4 sts remain. Cut yarn and draw through remaining sts.

Weave in ends. Put mitten on your hand inside out to help see the gaps at the base of the thumb while you weave in ends.

Make two.

Over the Rainbow Mittens pattern © 2016 by Michelle Fleming. For personal use, charity, or teaching only. Do not reproduce or distribute pattern without this copyright notice.

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