Easy Ribbed Mitts
Yarn: ▪ Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes (100 g, 109 yds; 50% alpaca, 50% merino) in color #2000 Red; 1 skein.
Gauge: 4 sts = 1” in Rib Pattern on size 10 needles
Needles: U.S. size 10 (6mm), 1 set of 4 double-pointed needles (dpn)
Rib Pattern: *K2, P1, K1, P1. Repeat from *
Left Mitt:Cast on 30 stitches. Distribute over 3 size 10 dpn. Join for working in the round.
Knit 1 round.
Work in Rib Pattern until piece measures 4” from cast-on edge.
Next round: K1. Using waste yarn, K5; return these to the left-hand needle. With working yarn, cont in Rib Pattern until piece measures 6” from cast-on edge.
Bind off all stitches.
Thumb: Remove waste yarn and place live stitches on 2 dpn. K 5 sts from bottom needle; (M1) twice. K 6 sts from top needle; (M1) twice. K 1 rnd even. BO all sts.
Right Mitt:Work as for Left Mitt, except working the round with the thumb opening as follows:
(K2, P1, K1, P1) four times, K2, P1, K1. Using waste yarn, K5; return these to the left-hand needle. Continue as for Left Mitt.