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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 St st until all the stitches are in St st. 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
Shown in 6¾” 17 cm size.
Shown in Green Mountain Spinnery’s Mountain Mohair (70% Yearling Mohair, 30% wool; 58 gram hank = approx 140 yards / 128 metres)
1 (1, 1) hank in color #7480 Alpenglo or 95 (120, 140) yards in a comparable earth-friendly yarn.
Size US 7 (4.5 mm): double pointed needles (dpns). Or size to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers; tapestry needle.
15 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in Seed St.
Take time to save time, check your gauge.
Backwards Loop Cast-on
Lifted Increases (RLI, LLI, RLPI and LLPI)
Decreasing (k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp)