4760 SR 414 Burdett NY 14841
...Because needlework is love made visible.
Bulky mittens for little fingers

Tools: size 10 / or 10½ or 11 single-pointed needles (depending on how loosely or tightly you knit),scissors and a yarn needle. 

Yarn: bulky weight acrylic – or two sport-weight yarns held together

Cast on 20 stitches
Knit in K1, p1 ribbing for about 2 1/2 inches – 10 rows
Row 11 (right side) : Knit
Row 12: (and all even numbered rows) Purl
Row 13: Knit 10, make one (M1) by knitting up stitch from stitch below; M1
(into next stitch), K 10
Row 15: K 10, M1, K2, M1, K10
Row 17: K 10, M1, K4, M1, K10
Row 19: K10, place next 6 st on holder, K10
   **continue in stockinette for the next 10 rows ***
Row 29: K 1, K2 together across.  Cut yarn leaving 8” tail, thread this through yarn needle, sew through all stitches, fasten tight and sew down seam of mitten. 

Thumb – Put stitches from holder onto needle.  Pick up 2 stitches on each side of needle (10 stitches)
Knit in stockinette for 7 rows
Purl 2 together across
Cut yarn, sew thumb top and seam.

Darn in all ends.  Make 2

Copyight  Karey Solomon/ Graceful Arts Fiber Studio 2005

The shop has "adopted" Seneca Santa, a local charity providing Christmas presents to needy area children, by pledging to provide 100 pairs of mittens for small children annually.  More are needed, but this seemed, in a rash moment, to be a reasonable number.  These, modeled by my young neighbor Fiona, are easy an quick to knit using bulk yarn.  If you've got spare yarn and a little time, please consider joining our graceful hearts knitting circle by contributing a pair or two.
Thank you to all who donated their time and resources to help reach the goal of 100 mittens for Seneca Santa!