Hasta Mitts - Free Pattern August 20, 2022 15:21
The Hasta Mitts are knit from the fingers to the wrist, beginning with Seed stitch. Stitches are cast on for the thumb gusset, then the thumb gusset is shaped by increasing at the center of the thumb cast-on sts and decreasing on the opposite side of the mitt. Slowly the Seed stitch is decreased and the increased stitches are worked in Stockinette stitch until all the stitches are in Stockinette stitch. There are some short rows worked at the lower edge to make the lower edge straight across. These can be omitted for a diagonal edge.
5½ (6¾, 7¾)" [14 (17, 19.5) cm] hand circumference.
Shown in: Size 6¾" / 17 cm, on a 7½" / 19 cm hand.
Suggested Ease: ¾"–1½" / 2–4 cm negative ease.
Worsted weight (CYCA #4 Medium): 95 (120, 140) yards / 87 (110, 128) meters.
Shown in: Green Mountain Spinnery's Mountain Mohair (70% yearling mohair, 30% wool; 58 gram hank = approx 140 yards / 128 meters): 1 (1, 1) hank in #7480 Alpenglo.
Size US 7 / 4.5 mm: double pointed needles (dpns), or size needed to obtain gauge.
15 sts and 32 rnds = 4" / 10 cm in Seed St.
Take time to save time, check your gauge.
CO 21 (25, 29) sts.
Divide sts as evenly as possible over 3 dpns.
Pm for beg of rnd and join to work in rnds, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in Seed St for 12 (14, 14) rnds.
(Piece should meas about 1½ (1¾, 1¾)" / 4 (4.5, 4.5) cm to here.)
Next Rnd: Sl m (this is now a thumb gusset m and no longer the beg of rnd m), use the backwards loop method to CO 5 sts, pm for new beg of rnd, CO 5 more sts, pm for first thumb gusset, work in Seed St as est to second thumb gusset m, sl m, k5 to end of rnd—31 (35, 39) sts.
The beg of the rnd is now at the center of the thumb gusset sts. The thumb gusset sts are worked in St st and the hand sts are worked in Seed st as follows:
Shift Seed St Patt
Next Rnd: Knit to first thumb gusset m you come to, sl m, work in Seed St to next thumb gusset m, sl m, knit to end.
Shift Rnd: RLI, knit to first thumb gusset m, sl m, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, work in Seed St to 2 sts before next m, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, sl m, knit to end, LLI—2 Seed sts dec'd; 2 St sts inc'd.
Rep the last 2 rnds 8 (10, 12) more times, until there are only 3 Seed sts rem between the thumb gusset markers.
Next Rnd: Knit to first thumb gusset m, sl m, work in Seed St to next m, sl m, knit to end.
Next Rnd: RLI, knit to first thumb gusset m, remove m, s2kp, remove m, knit to
Shift Stockinette Patt
Knit 1 rnd.
Shift Rnd: RLI, k14 (16, 18), s2kp, k14, (16, 18), LLI.
Rep the last 2 rnds 3 (2, 1) more times.
Knit 1 rnd.
Shape Lower Edge with Short-Rows:
(Note: Also see chart below for your size. These short rows are to make the lower edge straight across. If you wish to have a diagonal edge at the cuff of your mitt, with the thumb edge being longer than the pinky edge feel free to omit these short-rows.)
Short-Row 1 (RS): RLI, k14 (16, 18), s2kp, k11 (13, 15), LLI, turn so WS is facing.
Short-Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 st pwise wyf, p24 (27, 31), LLPI, turn so RS is facing.
Short-Row 3: Sl 1 st pwise wyb, k11 (12, 14), s2kp, k8 (9, 11), LLI, turn so WS
Short-Row 4: Sl 1 st pwise wyf, p18 (19, 23), LLPI, turn so RS is facing.
Short-Row 5: Sl 1 st pwise wyb, k8 (8, 10), s2kp, k5 (5, 7), LLI, turn so WS is facing.
Short-Row 6: Sl 1 st pwise wyf, p12 (11, 15), LLPI, turn so RS is facing.
Short-Row 7: Sl 1 st pwise wyb, k5 (4, 6), s2kp, k2 (1, 3), LLI, turn so WS is facing.
Short-Row 8: Sl 1 st pwise wyf, p6 (3, 7), LLPI, turn so RS is facing.
Next Row (RS): Sl 1 st pwise wyb, k2 (0, 2), s2kp, knit to end, LLI.
Work 2 rnds in Seed St. BO all sts loosely.
Pick up and knit 13 sts evenly around thumb opening. Divide sts evenly over dpns. Pm for beg of rnd.
Work 2 rnds in Seed St.
BO all sts loosely.
Make second mitt the same as the first.
Weave in ends.
Block lightly if desired.
Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Rnd 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from *.
Rnd 2: P1, *k1, p1; rep from *.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for patt.
Backward Loop Cast-on Method: *Wrap yarn around left thumb from front to back and secure in palm with other fingers, insert right-hand needle upwards through strand on thumb, slip loop from thumb onto needle, pulling yarn to tighten; rep from * for desired number of sts.
BO: bind off
CO: cast on
dpn(s): double pointed needle(s)
k2tog: knit 2 sts together
LLI: (left lifted increase) use left needle to pick up the st 2 rows below the next st on the right needle then knit it
LLPI: (left lifted purl increase) use left needle to pick up the st below the next st on the right needle then purl it
p2tog: purl 2 sts together
pm: place marker
RLI: (right lifted increase) use right needle to pick up the st below the next st on the left needle then knit it
RS: right side
s2kp: slip 2 sts together knitwise to the right needle, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over knit st
ssk: (slip, slip, knit) slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the right needle; return sts to left needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops
ssp: (slip, slip, purl) slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the right needle; return sts to left needle in turned position and purl them together through the back loops
WS: wrong side
wyb: with yarn in back
wyf: with yarn in front