Table of contents:
- Yarn selection
- Where to start knitting
- Go to main part
- Performing thumb raises
- Shutting down
- Knitting thumb
- Jacquard knitting
Many people use such a traditional but not losing popularity winter accessory as mittens. The knitting pattern of such a product can be almost any.
The easiest option is to work with the front surface. But for those craftswomen who have some experience, elementary ornaments, most likely, managed to get bored. In this case, they will be helped out by interesting patterns of knitting beautiful mittens with knitting needles, which will allow you to create not only a practical, but also an attractive thing.
Of course, such work requires more time and effort, but it's worth it. Especially if you need gift mittens. The knitting pattern may include different elements and techniques:
This article will look at two models that are perfect for wearing in winter and for a gift.
For mittens, you should choose the warmest of all available types of yarn. Considering that this is the onlyprotection of hands during a stay in the cold, it is better to stay on woolen material. If the craftswoman prefers mohair or angora, then you can use such threads.
Too thick yarn is undesirable, as it will not allow you to fully reveal the beauty of the pattern, especially if you use a pattern for knitting children's mittens with knitting needles. The optimal thickness is 200-250 m/100 g.
Where to start knitting
In the photo shown at the beginning of the article, mittens with a three-dimensional pattern. For such a model, yarn of absolutely any color and a combination of several shades is suitable.
The presence of crochets in the rapport, due to which small holes are formed, allows us to call the pattern openwork. Although the holes are actually small.
If the craftswoman wants to knit openwork mittens with knitting needles, rapport patterns should be placed not only on the back, but also on the inside of the product.
To work, you will need a set of five short knitting needles. First, loops for the first row are cast on two of them (their number is calculated according to the control sample).
Next, all loops are distributed on four knitting needles and an elastic band is knitted in circular rows. In order to then get to the desired pattern, you should start the mittens correctly: knitting pattern A.2 depicts the order of making the cuff.
Go to main part
At a height of 10 cm from the inlaid edge, stop the elastic and proceed to knitting the pattern.
More than half of the fabric is knitted with front stitch: innerpart and thumb. For decoration, we knit a pattern on the back of the mitten. The knitting pattern of the ornament is shown in the figure above and is marked with the designation A.3.
Performing thumb raises
We start adding new loops after we knit about five centimeters of the main part of the fabric. We mark one loop with a marker at a distance of 3-4 loops to the left of the ornament strip (when making the right mitten). Then through the series we make additions:
- One extra st before the one marked with the marker and one after.
- Then, one loop is added through the row before the one that was added first in the previous row. The second is added after the loop that was added second.
- Additions are made until a triangle about four centimeters high is connected.
Then all the loops of the triangle are transferred to a knitting pin or thick thread and left to wait.
Work continues in circular rows, using the same number of loops that were on the knitting needles before knitting the triangle.
When the fitting shows that the total height of the fabric reaches the end of the little finger, it's time to start cutting.
Laying the mitten on a flat surface so that the triangle for the finger is on the left (when knitting the accessory on the right hand), two extreme loops on the knitting needles should be noted: left and right.
Next, it is necessary in each row to knit together (reduce) the loops before and after the marked loop. So in each row the canvas will bedecrease by four loops. The result should be a neat flat cone.
Now you should return to the loops transferred to the knitting pin. They are distributed between two knitting needles and knitted to the desired height, constantly trying on.
Then, four loops in each row are sequentially reduced. You should get a pointy top of the mitten.
The described principles of adding and reducing loops are relevant regardless of which pattern the craftswoman uses.
Below is a photo of interesting, but rather difficult to make mittens.
They are made with a two-color jacquard pattern.
Now various variations of patterns with owls have become very popular. They can be used to knit mittens. The owl, whose knitting pattern is shown below, is also made in jacquard technique.
It can be placed on the back of the mittens, and the inside of the front tie stitch.
The main feature of jacquard patterns is that a non-working thread is laid between the loops on the wrong side. To avoid the appearance of broaches, you should interlace the working and non-working threads.
Usually this is done with an interval of several loops (from three to five). It is also necessary to ensure that the correct tension is observed. If you loosen the knitting,it will be too loose, if you tighten it, you can get a product much smaller than planned.
Knitted mittens should not be steamed with an iron - they will become soft and lose their shape. It's best to just wash them in warm water and lay flat to dry.