This is one of the fastest things you ever will make. It is a pattern we teach in our Knit 101 class, so it is not too tricky.
Materials: 1 skein Chunky Weight Yarn like Mano del Uraguay Classica, or Brooklyn Tweed Quarry,.
6mm dpns, or long circular for magic loop
Gauge: 16sts and 20 rows per 10cm/4 inches
Sizes 1 (2)
Finished Dimensions (circumference x length) 16cm/6” x 21cm/ 8”, (18cm/7” x 22cm/8.5”)
Cast On loosely. We cast on with the long tail cast on over two needles. 24 (28)sts
Join in a round. Be careful not to twist.
K2 P2 ribbing for 7cm/2.5 inches
Knit in stocking stitch (this is knit every round) for 7cm/2.5 inches more
Turn so you are looking at the purl side. You will be working the thumb hole back and forth in rows as in flat knitting, not in rounds
Purl 1 row, turn
Knit 1 row, turn
Repeat these two rows till thumb opening measures 4cm/1.5”(5cm/2”)
Do not turn after your last knit row and rejoin in a round with K2, P2 ribbing for 4cm/1.5 inches
Bind off loosely in K2 P2 pattern or in simple all knit bind off
Weave in ends and make another mitt!
Here is a downloadable PDF for you to save or print. Enjoy!