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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Siren Sleeves

If you've never made mitts before, this easy pattern would be a great way to begin! These are ultra-cozy and are great to toss on over a t-shirt or to wear under a sweater for extra warmth. They look great in solids or variegated yarns and the pattern comes in two sizes and two lengths.

Craft: knitting
Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: knit, purl, M1L, M1R

Sizes: adult small (medium)
Finished Measurements: approx. 12" long and 3.25 (3.5)" wide lying flat

Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” in st st on 4.25 mm (22 sts = 4" on 3.5 mm as given on ball band)
Yarn: 100g, 226 yds (206 m) sport weight yarn
Suggested Brand: 1 skein Indigo Moon sport weight shown in “Mountains in the Moonlight”

Needles/Hooks: 4.25mm dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge
Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook, small st holder


Beginning at the cuff: CO 42 (48) sts, divide onto 3 needles, 14 (16) sts each.

Rnd 1-6: work 6 rows in garter st (knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd).

Next: work even in st st until sleeve measures 10 inches from CO (approx. 75 rnds from last garter rnd) or 5 inches for short style.

Thumb Gusset:
Rnd 1: K5, M1R, K1, M1L, K to end of rnd.
Rnd 2-3: knit
Rnd 4: K5, M1R, K3, M1L, K to end of rnd.
Rnd 5-6: knit
Rnd 7: K5, M1R, K5, M1L, K to end of rnd.
Rnd 8-9: knit
Rnd 10: K5, M1R, K7, M1L, K to end of rnd.
Rnd 11-12: knit

Medium size only: repeat the increase rnd as established once, plus two regular rnds once more.

Rnd 13 (both sizes): K5, move next 9 (11) sts to holder, CO 1 st over gap, K to end of rnd.
Next: Work 8 rnds in st st.
Next: Work 4 rnds in garter st, starting with a P rnd.
BO, weave in ends.

PU 9 (11) sts from holder. Attach yarn to the last st. Using another dpn, PU and knit 6 sts tbl from around the thumbhole (15-17 sts for thumb). Divide evenly on three dpns.
Next: Knit 7 rnds in st st.
BO, weave in ends.