fiesta bath mitt

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Copyright ©Mel Clark 2009

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This is a quick gift to knit.

It uses two colours of Blue Sky Skinny Cotton, 1 hank of each, with enough left over to make a matching one in reverse colours.

FIESTA BATH MITTEN

MATERIALS

• Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton; 100% organically grown cotton; 65g; 137metres; 1 hank of 317- Coral (A) and 1 hank of 30-Birch (B)

• Size 4.0mm[US6] double pointed needles

• Size 3.75mm [F/5] crochet hook (optional)

• Stitch marker

• Tapestry needle

MEASUREMENTS: 17.5cm[7"] by 13cm [5.25"]

GAUGE: 23 stitches per 10cm in stitch pattern.

HOW TO

With A, cast on 60 sts.  Distribute around 3 dpns. Join in round, taking care not to twist. Place marker for beginning of the round.

Rnd 1 & 2: With A, knit.

Rnd 3: With yarn in back and B, *slip 1 purlwise,  [k, p, k] into the next stitch; repeat from * to end.

Rnd 4: With yarn in front and B, *slip 1 purlwise, p3tog; repeat from * to end.

Rnd 5 & 6: With A, knit.

Rnd 7: With yarn in back and B, *[k, p, k] into the next stitch, slip 1 purlwise; repeat from * to end.

Rnd 8: With yarn in front and B, * p3tog,  slip 1 purlwise; repeat from * to end.

Repeat these 8 rnds until mitt is desired length ending with Rnd 2 or 6.
Place 30 stitches on each of 2 needles and graft together using A. Alternately, you could join them by using the three-needle bind off.

For a crochet loop: with B, sc 60, turn, and sc 60.
As an alternative to crochet, make a 2 stitch, 20cm long I-cord [see tutorial on making I-cord]
Sew loop in place at cast on edge.