Fifi Mittens with beads
In fact, there is no difference between this pattern and the first one, except the yarn used (not it’s fingering instead of DK ) and the beads. Have fun!
Also see: >> Fifi Collar >> Fifi Hat
Yarn: 1 skein of Merino Sock Da Fazenda (100% merino wool). Needles: 3mm (dpns) Notions: 3 markers; darning needle for finishing; crochet to insert beads; beads size 6/0 (I used exactly 174 beads in each mitten – 348 total)
Size Woman (adult)
Gauge (St-st, not blocked) 28sts x 36rds = 4″
Picot bind off Step 1: Using the knitted cast on, cast on two stitches in the left needle. Step 2: Bind off four stitches. Step 3: Place the stitch that is on the right needle back onto the left needle.
First make the stitch accordingly with the chart. Once you have it done, place the bead.
Cast on 40sts and join to work in rounds. Place a marker to indicate the beginning/end of the circle.
Divide sts that way: 16sts on needle 1, 8sts on other three needles.
Purl first round.
Start working pattern stitch.
**each yellow box represent one bead
rnd 1: *yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1*. rnd 2 and all even rds: k. rnd 3: *k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2*. rnd 5: *k2, yo, cdd, yo, k3*. rnd 6: k.
Repeat rds 1-6 four times more (5 times total).
Hand and thumb Now that the cuff is done, you are going to knit all sts except those on needle 1, where you have to keep working the pattern stitch.
Knit 2 rds (don’t forget to work st pattern as stablished).
Right hand: next rnd, work sts on needle 1, k4, place a marker, m1, place another marker, k to the end of the rnd.
Left hand: next rnd, work sts on needle 1, k to the last 4 sts, place a marker, m1, place another marker, k4.
From now on: (for both hands)
rnd 1: k to the marker (working stitch pattern whenever it’s needed), sl m, m1, k to the next marker, m1, sl m, k to the end of the rnd.
rnd 2 and 3: k (working stitch pattern whenever it’s needed).
Repeat these 3 rnds seven times more, when you are going to have 17 sts between your markers.
Next rnd, k to the marker, sl m, p17, sl m, k to the end of the rnd.
Then, k to the marker, sl m, make the picot bind off (8 picots total) in the next 17 sts, remove second marker, k to the end of the rnd.
Next rnd. k to the marker, remove marker, k2tog (to close thumb gap), k to the end of the rnd.
Again you have 40 sts on your needles. Work as stablished for more 15 rounds.
Purl one round.
Repeat picot bind off.