Mitten: Cuff w/ main color Cast on 39 sts. Divide on 3 needles (12-12-15) Join. Work in ribbing of K2P1 for 2.5 inches
R1: P, inc 1 st in last st. (P in front, K in back of st) 40 sts
R3: Purl. At end of rnd. join CC with slip knot to MC. Drop MC
R4-7: *S1 2MC sts as if to purl, K 2 CC, repeat from *around. At end of rnd 7 drop CC, pick up MC
R8: With MC Knit
R11: Purl; At end of rnd. drop MC, pick up CC. Repeatrnds. 4-11 or pattern until piece measures about 5 inches from start
With free needle and MC, k first 2 sts of rnd, sl next 8 sts on a safety pin for thumb, cast on 8 sts next to first 2 sts. K last 2 sts from first needle. K to end of rnd. Beginning with rnd 11, work even in pattern until piece measures 3 inches from thumb opeing or 1/2 inch less than desired length of mitten-end rnd 8 of pattern
Dec for Top:
R1: *P6, P2 tog. repeat from * around 33 sts
R2: K1 rnd even
R3: *P3, P2 tog. repeat from * around 28 sts work pattern rnds 4-8
R9: *P2, P2 tog. repeat from * around 21 sts
R10: K 1 rnd even
R11: *P1, P2 tog, repeat from * around 14 sts
R12: Sl 1, K1, CC repeat from * around
R13: *with MC K 2 tog. repeat from * around. Cut yarns, leaving ends for sewing. Draw MC through remaining 7 sts. Fasten off MC and weave in CC end on wrong side
Slip first 2 sts for thumb on 1 needle. S1 last 6 sts for thumb on another needle. Join MC, K these 6 sts., pick up and K 2 sts along side of thumb. With another needle pick up and K 8 sts along 8 sts cast on for thumb opening. With another needle pick up and K2 sts along side edge of thumb K next 2 sts to same needle. there are 8 sts on each of first 2 needles, 4 sts on the 3rd needle. p1 rnd. Join CC work in pattern rnds 4-11 until 3 patterns are completed. End rnd 11.
Dec. for tip; With MC (K 2 tog) 10 times, 10 sts
R2: *K1 MC, K1 CC, repeat from * around
R3: With CC, (K 2 tog) 5 times. Cut yarns, leaving ends for sewing. Draw CC through remaining 5 sts. Fasten off CC and weave in MC on wrong side.
Steam press mittens through a damp cloth, being careful not to flatten pattern, pressing thumb to left on one mitten, to right on other mitten.