Knit2gether! (pt. 2)

Okay, are you ready?

Using long tail cast on, Cast on 32 stitches.  Careful to cast on loosely or you’ll hate yourself when you try to join and start knitting. Join your yarn in the round and put a marker in so you know where the beginning of the round is.

cast on 32

join in the round, careful not to let it twist

place marker at beginning of round

(Your marker {red in the above pic} can be just a piece of another yarn you tie on and slide loosely from one needle to the next as you go around or you can buy a marker.)

Rib a Knit 2, Purl 2 rib for about 2.5 inches-this is the cuff of your mitten, or about how long you want it to be.  Hold it up to your hand and wrist and decide.  It doesn’t matter how long it is-if you like a short cuff, make it shorter, if you like a longer cuff, make it longer.

When you decide that your cuff is long enough for you, get round to the marker and then just start the HAND by knitting (knit, knit, knit) ’round and ’round and ’round till you get to between your thumb knuckles.

(NOTE: If you have signed up and receive my newsletter there are instructions in there if you want to knit a pattern on the back of the hand-that will be sent today (if my head quits pounding) or tomorrow for sure.)

It’ll be about 2-2.5 inches from the top of the cuff where you starting just knitting. But’s aprox depending on your hand size.  It’s not a big deal, this is no time to be obsessive/compulsive. Just use your hand to measure like this…

When you get there-STOP.  Look at how amazing you are!!!  We’ll pick it up again next week.  And get the thumb started.

(Please, if something isn’t clear, or you think I’ve forgotten something please ask!  This is supposed to be FUN.)

laugh. dance. learn. create. knit.



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2 Responses to Knit2gether! (pt. 2)

  1. Wow, great instructions…I can even understand them…..way to go!!!

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