How to Use Up All Your Leftover Sock Yarn, Part II

Tiny socks followed by tiny mittens. 

Mitten Pattern:

Using size 2 needles cast on 24 stitches.

Knit 1, purl 1 around for a total of 10 rows. 

Next row: switch to stockinette and at the same time increase 3 stitches evenly. 

Next row: knit 13 stitches, pm, k1, pm, knit to end. The stitch in between the markers is the beginning of the thumb gore. 

Round 1: knit to first marker, slip marker, m1, knit to next marker, m1, slip marker, knit to end.

Round 2: knit, slipping markers as you go

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until you have 9 thumb stitches. 

Next round: knit to market, place thumb stitches in a holder and remove markers, knit to end.

Next round: knit to space where thumb stitches were, m1, knit to end.

Knit 3 rounds even

Next round (decreasing starts): knit 7, k2tog, around. 

Next round: knit to one stitch before the prior k2tog, k2tog, around

Repeat this round until 3 stitches remain. Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. 

Thumb:

Pick up held stitches and divide equally between dpn’s. 

Knit 2 rounds in stockinette

Decrease round: k1, k2tog around

Next round: k2tog around

Break yarn and pull through remaining 3 stitches


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