fishun mitts (redux)

making another set of fishun mitts, since the first pair failed. ugh.
this plan is to sew mitts out of shower curtains, maybe embroider by machine a pentagram on the back of each, and line them with knitted mittens.
im actually making the knit part first, so that i make sure i sew the outside layer big enough.

here’s how i did it:

step 1: knit those mitts!
Size: Men’s M/L (approx 8in/20cm circumference by 8.5in/21cm long, minus cuff)
Gauge: 22sts by 33rows to 4in (10cm)

Materials:
1 skein Caron Simply Soft
1 set US 3 (3.25mm) double-pointed needles (or however you like doing circular knitting)
2 stitch markers
darning needle

Instructions:
Cast on 44 stitches.
Join, being careful not to twist, and use tail of cast on as marker for beginning of round.

cuff of mitten:
Rounds 1-25: (K2; P2) repeat to end of round.
Round 26: K43; M1; K1

body of mitten:
Gusset shaping:
Round 27: K22; PM; M1; K1; M1; PM; K22*
Round 28: K all sts
Rounds 29-30: K all sts
Round 31: K22; M1; K to marker; M1 before marker; K22
Rounds 32-49: Repeat Rounds 29-31 six MORE times (17 sts between markers)

place stitches from thumb gusset on their own needle, and going back and forth vs. in the round, knit to desired length on thumb, place those stitches onto a holder, maybe a piece of yarn, so that the intendend wearer can try it on. leave the thumb open, we’ll finish it later, closing it up into a tube.

Round 50: K22; cast on 1 stitch for removed thumb gusset stitches, & K22
Rounds 51-74: K all sts (23 rounds)
Round 75: K19; K2tog; K24 (44 sts remain)

decrease section #1
round 76: arrange stitches so that needle 1 has 1/4, needle 2 has 1/2, & needle 3 has 1/4.
decrease around as:
needle 1: knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog & k last stitch.
needle 2: k1, ssk, knit to last 3, k2tog & k last stitch.
needle 3: k1, ssk and k to end of needle.
rounds 77-81: k all sts

decrease section #2
round 82:
needle 1: knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog & k last stitch.
needle 2: k1, ssk, knit to last 3, k2tog & k last stitch.
needle 3: k1, ssk and k to end of needle.

round 83: time for the finger slit. make sure when doing the second mitt, that you are aware of the thumb placement, so that you get the finger slit on the palm of the mitt.
round 84: k2, cast-off 8 stitches.
round 85: continue with the cast-off on needle 1, for a total of 16 stitches cast-off total. continue knitting around.
round 86: cable cast-on the missing 16 stitches, re-arranging the stitches until you have again 10 on needle 1, 20 on needle 2, and 10 on needle 3.
rounds 87 & 88: knit

decrease round #3
round 89:
needle 1: knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog & k last stitch.
needle 2: k1, ssk, knit to last 3, k2tog & k last stitch.
needle 3: k1, ssk and k to end of needle.
rounds 90-94: knit

knit to necessary length, using another decrease round if needed.
graft top edges of mitt with Kitchener stitch.

the thumb!
okay, my husband’s thumb is deliciously big, so i had to re-think the process. what i did was pick up about 7 extra stitches at the base of the thumb, knitting back & forth, and picking up 1 ea. side until the new flap equals the length of the made thumb flap. join, work one round, bind off.
a better method would be to join the two sides of the made thumb flap into seam, and then tack it down at the edge. eh. it works.

so dont worry about all the rolly edges from casting off stockinette stitches, we’re going to sew the shower curtain fabric to it.

yay! two mitts made. whew.

the finished knitted mitts


step #2, sewing the shower curtain mitts!

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