—- To prepare and wait for Christmas, I am going to offer a very special gift to you, my family of Knitters—-
An Advent calendar of free patterns and recipes to make something to warm up our loved ones and tell them "I took this time to please you and tell you that I love you". Pattern for today: The Miss Button Collar and Mittens.
THE MISS BUTTON COLLAR
1 skein Shepherd's Wool by Stonehedge Fiber Mill (100% Merino, 113g/229m)
1 circular needle 8 mm in 60 cm circumference
1 yarn needle
The sample is not important!
With the 8 mm needles, cast on 30 stitches with the yarn in double and knit in point
moss (knit all sts) for 4 rows.
Create a row of buttonholes as follows:
Knit 3, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 10, knit 2 together, yarn over, finish the row.
Continue in garter stitch until piece measures 50 cm from cast-on row. Cast off all sts.
MISS BUTTON MITTENS
1 skein Shepherd's Wool by Stonehedge Fiber Mill (60% Merino, 113g/229m)
1 set of 4 mm double-pointed needles
1 yarn needle
21 sts x 30 rows for 10 cm by 10 cm with 4 mm needles in circular stockinette
IMPORTANT . check sample and adjust needle number if necessary
The mitten is started with the wrist band in garter stitch.
With a 4 mm double pointed needle, cast on 20 stitches and knit in garter stitch for 18 cm.
Knit a row of buttonholes as follows:
3 stitches, 2 stitches together, 1 yarn over, 4 stitches, 2 stitches together, 1 yarn over, 4 stitches, 2 stitches together, 1 yarn over, 3 stitches.
Knit another 4 rows garter st and cast off loosely. Cross the band over 2 cm and fix it by sewing on the buttons or with safety pins.
With double pointed needles, pick up 40 stitches along the wrist band. Distribute these stitches on 3 needles and join in the round.
Knit 3 rows, then start the thumb gusset as follows:
Preparation row: knit 20 stitches, place a marker ring, knit an intercalary increase,
place a second marker ring and complete the row. Knit a row all the way.
row 1 (increase row): Knit to the first marker ring, slip the ring, knit a right intercalary increase, knit to the second marker ring, knit a left intercalary increase, slip the ring and finish the row .
row 2 and 3: purl.
Repeat from row 1 to row 3 until there are 15 stitches between each marker ring.
Knit one row.
On the next row, knit to the first marker ring, remove it, place the 15 gusset stitches on a thread, finish knitting the row.
Happy Holidays! ˜