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Cloud Mittens Pattern part 2 - the Lining.


This is the second part of the Cloud mitten pattern. Here are the instructions for making the lining for the mittens. Lace mittens without a lining aren't the most functional to wear when it's cold outside, right? :) The first part of the pattern (outer fabric of the mittens) can be found by following THIS LINK!

LEFT MITTEN

Lining:



Pick up and purl one stitch per one from the cast on edge starting from the stitch next to the yarn tail. (54 stitches on your needles) Place a marker to indicate the beginning of the round and start the ribbing as instructed earlier. Continue the ribbing round until it is 2.5 cm (1 inch) long or until it matches the length of the main fabric.


Stockinette Round: knit all stitches
Repeat this round 12 times or until your lining matches the beginning of the thumb gusset on the main fabric. 

Shaping the left thumb gusset for the lining:

Increase round: m1L, knit until end of the round
Repeat the increase round 19 more times. After you have done all the increases you should have 74 stitches on your needles.

On the next round knit until you have 20 stitches left on your needles. Place these 20 stitches on hold for the thumb onto a piece of scrap yarn. This is your new beginning of the round (you can place a marker if you wish). You have 54 stitches on your needles.

Continue knitting in the round according to the Stockinette round described earlier. Repeat the round 36 more times or until the length of your lining matches the start of the mitten top decreases of main fabric.

Decrease round 1: [ssk, knit 23 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once
Decrease round 2: [ssk, knit 21 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once
Decrease round 3: [ssk, knit 19 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once
Decrease round 4: [ssk, knit 17 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once
Decrease round 5: [ssk, knit 15 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once
Decrease round 6: [ssk, knit 13 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once
Decrease round 7: [ssk, knit 11 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once
Decrease round 8: [ssk, knit 9 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once
Decrease round 9: [ssk, knit 7 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once
Decrease round 10: [ssk, knit 5 stitches, k2tog]; repeat once

After the last decrease round you have 14 stitches left. Cut the working yarn and graft the live stitches together using the Kitchener stitch.

Thumb:

Return the live stitches on hold for the thumb back onto you needles. Pick up 4 additional stitches from the side of the thumb. You have 24 stitches on your needles. Join in round and work the Stockinette round for 22 rounds or until the length of the thumb matches that of the main fabric.

Thumb decrease round 1: [k 4, k2tog]; repeat three more times.
Thumb decrease round 2: [k 3, k2tog]; repeat three more times.
Thumb decrease round 3: [k 2, k2tog]; repeat three more times.
Thumb decrease round 4: [k 1, k2tog]; repeat three more times.
Thumb decrease round 5: [k2tog]; repeat three more times.

After the last thumb decrease round you have 4 stitches left on your needles. Cut the working yarn and pull it through the remaining 4 stitches.



RIGHT MITTEN

Follow the instructions for the left mitten until you reach the thumb gusset shaping.

Shaping the right thumb gusset for the lining:

Increase round: knit until end of the round, m1R
Repeat the increase round 19 more times. After you have done all the increases you should have 74 stitches on your needles.

On the next round place the first 20 stitches of the round on hold for the thumb onto a piece of scrap yarn. This is your new beginning of the round (you can place a marker if you wish). You have 54 stitches on your needles. Continue knitting in the round according to the Stockinette round described earlier.

Follow the instructions for the left mitten for the rest of the lining.

Abbreviations used:
m1L  =  make a left leaning increase (1 stitch increased)
m1R  =   make a right leaning increase (1 stitch increased)
ssk    = slip, slip, knit  (1 stitch decreased)
k2tog  =  knit two stitches together (1 stitch decreased) 
k  = knit

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