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Knitting tension: 26 sts x 52 rows on needles size 2.5mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Rib: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-*
Garter sts (in the round on double pointed needles): Knit 1 round, purl 1 round
Decreasing tips: Dec on both sides of the 2 marking threads as follows (start 2 sts before a marking thread): K2 tog, marking thread, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
The 3 bigger sizes with thumb, the 2 smaller sizes without. The mitten is knitted round on double pointed needles. Loosely cast on 44-48-52 (56-60) sts with Alpaca on needles size 2.5mm and knit 1 round garter sts. Now knit 4-5-6 (7-8) cm rib and continue in garter sts – see explanation above – at the same time adjusting number of sts on 1st round to 38-42-46 (50-54) sts.
The 3 bigger sizes: After 1 (2-3) cm in garter put the last 5 (6-6) sts on round on thread for thumb. Cast on 5 (6-6) new sts over these on next round.
All sizes: When piece measures 10-11-12 (12-13) cm insert a marking thread each side. Now dec 1 st on on each side of both marking threads on every other round until there are 10 sts left – see Decreasing tips (= 4 dec per round). Pull thread through remaining sts and attach. The mitten measures approx 13-14-15 (16-17) cm.
Thumb: Put the 5 (6-6) sts from thread back on double pointed
needles size 2.5mm and pick up 7 (8-8) sts behind these = 12 (14-14) sts. Knit 3 (4-5) cm garter sts. Now knit all sts tog 2 and 2. Pull thread through remaining sts and attach.
Knit another mitten with thumb at the other side (applies to the 3 bigger sizes).