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Sock Loom Knit Mittens

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Materials:

Sock loom
Knitting tool
Tapestry needle
Row counter ( I put this on one of the empty pegs of the sock loom)
Yarn

I just learned how to use looms in the last couple of months. I’m having a blast making socks!

The knitting board sock loom is really a neat tool. In the last few months I have collected so much sock yarn that I wanted to do something else with the loom. The one loom mitten patterns that I have found have been for the larger peg looms and I felt were a bit bulky for what I would want a pair of mittens for. So here is a pattern I worked up for the sock loom.

Using the Knitting board wrap 40 pegs. This pattern is in the round and all measurements can be adjusted up or down to get a better fit.

This is my first pattern of any kind so please if I have made grievous errors or if you have any suggestions, please feel free to tell me so.

Casting on:
I use an e-wrap cast on. E-wrap your pegs twice so you have 2 e-wrapped rows. Take bottom loop of each over the top of the peg all the way around. This is your cast-on.

Left mitten:

Cuff – Next 10 rounds- FS 2 pegs, Purl 2 pegs.

Palm – Next 22 rounds- e-wrap rounds

Left Thumb – Thumb is worked as a flat panel.

E-wrap 2 pegs and work them. (Pegs 1 and 2).

The next 8 pegs will form the thumb. Starting with peg 3 e-wrap 8 pegs and work back and forth e-wrapping for 42 rows.

Finish off that round by continuing e-wrapping.

Move onto the palm and fingers by e-wrapping another 28 rows.

To start shaping the fingers you will do two additional rows-
1st row, Knit one, then e-wrap continuing this for the entire row.
2nd row, e-wrap then knit one, continuing this for the entire row.

To finish the ends of the mitten, you simply do the short row method for the toe end and binding off of a sock.

www.knittingboard.com has wonderful videos showing the methods if you haven’t made socks yet: http://www.knittingboard.com/Articles.asp?ID=352

After you have bound off the mitten, sew the fingertips just like you would a sock.
Turn the mitten inside out and sew the sides of the thumb.

Weave in ends.

Right mitten: is worked just as the left mitten except for the thumb:

Right Thumb – Thumb is worked as a flat panel.

E-wrap 25 pegs and work them. (Pegs 1 through 25).

The next 8 pegs will form the thumb. Starting with peg 26 e-wrap 8 pegs and work back and forth e-wrapping for 42 rows.
Continue the rest of the right mitten as you would the left mitten.