Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lego Man Mitts

Child Lego Mitts Now available in a range of sizes to fit the whole family!

Just in time for Halloween and cooler weather (in the northern hemisphere at least), I am proud to present to you an adorable addition to your favorite child's wardrobe, accessories that resemble the molded plastic hands of those ubiquitous little toys - Lego Man Mitts!

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Materials:
Stitch Nation Washable Ewe [100% wool; 183yds/167m per 3.5oz/100g skein]; 1[1, 1, 1, 1, 2] skeins in color #3215 Duckling
US #4/3.5mm circular (for magic loop) or double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle
Stitch holder or waste yarn

Gauge:
22sts = 4in /10cm in stst
Finished Size:
Hand circumference:
5[5.75, 6.5, 7.25, 8, 8.75]in/
13[15, 17, 19, 21, 23]cm
To fit:
0-2 years[3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10 years-Adult S, Adult M, Adult L]

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PATTERN
Fingers
Using magic cast-on method, CO 12[14, 16, 18, 20, 22] sts on each needle - 24[28, 32, 36, 40, 44] sts total.
Round 1: knit.
Round 2: {k1, m1R, k10[12, 14, 16, 18, 20], m1L, k1} twice - 28[32, 36, 40, 44, 48] sts.
Round 3: {k2, sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k2} twice.
Round 4: knit.
Round 5: k2, sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k1, w&t, p12[14, 16, 18, 20, 22] w&t, k1, sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k1, k1 tog w/wrap (insert right-hand needle up through front of wrap then through st and k these tog), k2, sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k2.
Round 6: k1 tog w/wrap, k to end.
Repeat Rounds 3-6 2[4, 5, 6, 7, 8] more times. Repeat Rounds 3-4 once more for all sizes, then Round 3 once again. 

Palm (worked flat)
Row 1: k3, place 8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18] sts on holder or waste yarn.
Row 2: sl1, p19[21, 23, 25, 27, 29].
Row 3: sl1, k4, sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k5.
Repeat Rows 2-3 2[4, 4, 5, 5, 6] more times. Do not turn at end of last row.
Using backwards loop cast-on method, CO 8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18] sts and join to beg of row to begin working in the round again, k17[19, 21, 23, 25, 27]. You should now be back to the original beg of your rounds.

Thumb
Round 1: k16[18, 20, 22, 24, 26], sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k2.
Round 2: knit.
Round 3: k2, sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k1, w&t, p12[14, 16, 18, 20, 22], w&t, k1, sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k1, k1 tog w/wrap, k2, sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k2.
Round 4: k1 tog w/wrap, k to end.
Round 5: {k2, sl1, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], sl1, k2} twice.
Round 6: knit.
Repeat Rounds 3-6 0[1, 1, 2, 3, 3] more times. Repeat Round 5 once more for all sizes.
Next round: {k1, k2tog, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18], ssk, k1} twice - 24[28, 32, 36, 40, 44] sts.
Cut yarn, leaving about a 18-inch/45-cm tail. Graft remaining sts together.

Cuff
Place 8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18] sts from holder/waste yarn onto right-hand needle. With RS facing, continuing to work around edge of opening, join new yarn and pick up & k8[9, 10, 11, 12, 13] sts along first selvage edge, pick up & k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18] sts along CO edge, pick up & k8[9, 10, 11, 12, 13] along other selvage edge, k8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18] across live sts - 32[38, 44, 50, 56, 62] sts total.
Round 1: {sl1, k6[8, 10, 12, 14, 16], sl1, k8[9, 10, 11, 12, 13]} twice
Round 2: knit.
Repeat Rounds 1-2 2[4, 5, 6, 7, 8] more times. Repeat Round 1 once more for all sizes.
Next Round: Dec 4[6, 8, 10, 12, 14] evenly around – 28[32, 36, 40, 44, 48] sts.
Work k1, p1 ribbing for 8[10, 12, 14, 16, 18] rounds. Bind off in pattern.
Weave in ends. Block if desired.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.

11 comments:

  1. Nikki Barringer10/1/12, 4:09 PM

    Any chance you could make for my son's halloween costume? I don't knit!

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    1. I created a crochet version that is quite similar. do u crochet?

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  2. Sorry, I have too much on my own plate right now to take on commission work. I'd really encourage you learn to knit though. It's a great hobby! And these mittens are not just a project for advanced knitters. Beginners could totally make them!

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  3. Thank you so much for this pattern! I am working on Lego-man costumes for my two boys and these will be way better than regular gloves or making something out of plastic.

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  4. Do you have this available as a crochet pattern?

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    1. No, I'm sorry, I don't. While I can follow a crochet pattern, I've yet to develop my skills in that craft to the point of pattern design. Tyna Reeves mentioned in a comment above that she created a crochet version, but I wasn't able to find any information about it. Maybe you could contact her and see if she's willing to share how she did it?

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  5. i'd be really interested in the crochet pattern if your sharing

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    1. As I told the previous commenter, no, sorry, I don't have a crochet version of this pattern. While I can follow a crochet pattern, I've yet to develop my skills in that craft to the point of pattern design. Tyna Reeves mentioned in a comment above that she created a crochet version, but I wasn't able to find any information about it. Maybe you could contact her and see if she's willing to share how she did it?

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  6. Carissa I love these! I've had to reverse the slipped stitches in the cuff, does that make sense, or have I missed something? Thanks for the pattern!

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    1. Glad you like them, Elizabeth! I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Reverse the slipped stitches?

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