Sock yarn (gauge: 9,5sts for 1 inch)
DPN US0 (2mm) or any size needed to obtain gauge
These newborn mitts are knitted fingers up. Also there is no thumb to help dressing up baby!
With the figure 8 cast on, CO 20sts (10 for the top and 10 for the palm). K the 1st st twice (knit into front and back of stitch), k to 1st before end of top, k next st twice. Repeat for the palm. Continue increases on each round until there are 18sts on each side (36 total)
K 5 rounds
K following pattern for the top of the mitt, the palm is knitted entirely in stockinette.
At the same time On row 1, for the palm, increase by knitting the 1st st front and back, k until 1 st before end of palm and knit that st front and back. Repeat those increases on row 3. (40sts) Finish pattern.
K 2 rounds. On next row, on the palm side, ssk, k to 2 sts before end of palm, k2tog. K 1 round and repeat these decreases once on the palm side only.
Cuff: * k2, p2 * Repeat 11 times.
BO: Cut the yarn but keep approx 2 feet to finish. Thread the yarn in a yarn needle. Insert needle in the first 2 sts as if to purl, pull the yarn. Insert needle in the first st (to the right) as if to knit, repeat to end., For more information on this type of BO visit: (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/FEATsum06TT.html) it's the last method listed on the page.
Repeat for the second mitt.