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Free Chunky Mitten Pattern

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This is mitten pattern I wrote up for my knitting class this week. They came out nicely. They are a quick enough project that you could knit them and still have time to wear them before winter is over!

Looking for more than a pattern? You can find video tutorials for this pattern here

One 100g Skein Chunky Yarn. Shown in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes (137 yds/100g)
4 stitches per inch in Stockinette
1 set US size 10/6mm double pointed needles
Darning needle
Waste Yarn
Two Stitch Markers

Pattern Key
BO– bind off
CO– cast on
K– knit
K2tog– knit 2 stitches together
(a decrease)
M1R— Pick up bar between stitch on right needle and left needle from behind. Knit from front of needle. (an increase)
M1L— Pick up bar between stitch on right needle and stitch on left needle from the front. Knit from back of needle. (an increase)
pm—place marker
St st— Stockinette stitch

CO 28 stitches
Spread evenly over three DPNs. (I like to use 8, 8, and 12 stitches) Join to work in the round
K2 P2 for two inches or until cuff reaches desired length
At the beginning of the next round, switch to ST stitch, adding one stitch on third needle.
Begin Thumb Gusset:
Next round, knit 14 stitches, pm, M1R, K1, M1L, pm, knit around
Increase between stitch markers in this manner every third round until you have total of nine gusset stitches.
Next round, K to stitch marker, place stitches between marker on waste yarn, using backward loop cast on, CO 2 st on right hand needle, K to end.
K until mitten measure 4” above thumb gusset or until mitten is 1.5” shorter than total desired length.
K5, K2tog repeat until last 2 st, K2
K4, k2tog repeat until last 2 st, K2
K3, K2tog repeat until last 2 st, K2
K2, K2tog, repeat until last 2 st, K2
K2together around, pull yarn through sts, and weave in securely.
Place held stitches back on needle, pick up five stitches from around thumb hole, 14 st. Distribute evenly over double pointed needles. K for 1 ½ inches
(K2, K2tog) 3 times, K2
(K1, K2tog) 3 times, K2
K2tog around. Break yarn and pull through remaining 4 sts. Pull tightly and weave in securely.
Weave in all ends.
Knit Two.