Mom's Bath Mitt Pattern
My mother-in-law loves the European-style bath mitts. Whenever my husband and I are overseas, we pick up a couple for her. Though they're typically made out of terrycloth, like your standard wash cloth, I thought I'd try making the knit version. They're quick and easy to knit, and if you throw in a pretty scented soap, it makes a great gift. There's still time -- you can knit up a few before your first holiday party...
Mom's Bath Mitt
Worsted weight cotton yarn. I used a one-pound cone, but if you’re using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, you’ll probably need two skeins
Size 5 (3.75mm) needles, either DPNs or 2 circs
Small crochet hook
6 ¼” wide by 8 ¼” long
22 sts and 30 rows = 4” on #5 (3.75mm) needles
Note: Mitt was knit using smaller needles than recommended on the band to give the mitt a heavier, tighter fabric than usual
CO 71, leaving a 18” tail
Join and work in the round, placing a marker for the beginning of the round
Work in seed stitch for 4 rounds:
Round 1: k1, *(p1, k1); repeat from * to the end of the round
Round 2: p1, *(k1, p1); repeat from * to the end of the round
Rounds 3&4: repeat rounds 1&2
Begin working in st. st. (knit every round). Continue until piece measures 8 inches.
Final round: knit until 2 sts. remain, k2tog (to end with an even number of sts.)
Arrange remaining sts. on 2 needles so there are 35 sts. on each needle. Graft together using Kitchener st.
To create the loop:
Using the tail from your CO edge, work a crochet chain for 4”. Sew end of chain to the inside of the mitt.
Weave in all ends.