# Balls to the Walls Knits: Rainbow Rib Mitts

Sizes: small (medium; large) (the small will fit a hand roughly 7 1/2″ – 8″ in circumference at the base of the thumb, the medium up to 8 3/4″, and the large goes up to about 9.5″)

Yarn: Lang Yarns Novena Color (50% Wool, 30% Alpaca, 20% Nylon; 240 yards [220 meters]/50 grams); #0009 Rosa/Violet/Blue – one skein (all sizes)

Knit this ribbing row six times and transfer work to your size US 7 needles. Then we’ll begin working the pattern, a simple ribbing blend, as follows:

Rows 1 & 2: k1, then * p1, k1; rep from * until you have 1 stitch left in round; end k1

Rows 3 & 4: k2, then * k1, p1; rep from * until you have 2 stitches left in round; end k2

Rows 5 & 6: k3, then * p1, k1; rep from * until you have 3 stitches left in round; end k3

Rows 7 & 8: k4, then * k1, p1; rep from * until you have 4 stitches left in round; end k4

Rows 9 & 10: k5, then * p1, k1; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left in round; end k5

Rows 13 & 14: k7, then * p1, k1; rep from * until you have 7 stitches left in round; end k7

Rows 15 & 16: k8, then * k1, p1; rep from * until you have 8 stitches left in round; end k8

Rows 17 & 18: k9, then * p1, k1; rep from * until you have 9 stitches left in round; end k9

Rows 19 & 20: k10, then * k1, p1; rep from * until you have 10 stitches left in round; end k10

Rows 21 & 22: k11, then * p1, k1; rep from * until you have 11 stitches left in round; end k11

Rows 23 & 24: k12, then * k1, p1; rep from * until you have 12 stitches left in round; end k12

Rows 25 & 26: k13, then * p1, k1; rep from * until you have 13 stitches left in round; end k13

Rows 27 & 28 (sizes **medium and large** only): k14, then * k1, p1; rep from * until you have 14 stitches left in round; end k14

Rows 29 & 30 (size **large** only): k15, then * p1, k1; rep from * until you have 15 stitches left in round; end k15

Knit rows 1 – 26 (1 – 28; 1 – 30). Then we’ll begin gusseting in the thumb, as follows. Due to the pain-in-the-rearness of writing all of the gussets together, I am writing each one out separately, so please find your size below.

**Size Small**

Gusset Row 1: k7, m1l, k7, (k1, p1) six times, k7, m1r, k7 (42 stitches)

Gusset Row 2: k15, (k1, p1) six times, k15

Gusset Row 3: k7, m1l, k9, (p1, k1) five times, k9, m1r, k7 (44 stitches)

Gusset Row 4: k17, (p1, k1) five times, k17

Gusset Row 5: k7, m1l, k11, (k1, p1) four times, k11, m1r, k7 (46 stitches)

Gusset Row 6: k19, (k1, p1) four times, k19

Gusset Row 7: k7, m1l, k13, (p1, k1) three times, k13, m1r, k7 (48 stitches)

Gusset Row 8: k21, (p1, k1) three times, k21

Gusset Row 9: k7, m1l, k15, (k1, p1) two times, k15, m1r, k7 (50 stitches)

Gusset Row 10: k23, (k1, p1) two times, k23

Gusset Row 11: k7, m1l, k17, p1, k1, k17, m1r, k7 (52 stitches)

Gusset Row 12: k25, p1, k1, k25

Gusset Row 13: k7, m1l, k38, m1r, k7 (54 stitches)

**Size Medium**

Gusset Row 1: k8, m1l, k7, (k1, p1) seven times, k7, m1r, k8 (46 stitches)

Gusset Row 2: k16, (k1, p1) seven times, k16

Gusset Row 3: k8, m1l, k9, (p1, k1) six times, k9, m1r, k8 (48 stitches)

Gusset Row 4: k18, (p1, k1) six times, k18

Gusset Row 5: k8, m1l, k11, (k1, p1) five times, k11, m1r, k8 (50 stitches)

Gusset Row 6: k20, (k1, p1) five times, k20

Gusset Row 7: k8, m1l, k13, (p1, k1) four times, k13, m1r, k8 (52 stitches)

Gusset Row 8: k22, (p1, k1) four times, k22

Gusset Row 9: k8, m1l, k15, (k1, p1) three times, k15, m1r, k8 (54 stitches)

Gusset Row 10: k24, (k1, p1) three times, k24

Gusset Row 11: k8, m1l, k17, (p1, k1) two times, k17, m1r, k8 (56 stitches)

Gusset Row 12: k26, (p1, k1) two times, k26

Gusset Row 13: k8, m1l, k19, k1, p1, k19, m1r, k8 (58 stitches)

Gusset Row 14: k28, k1, p1, k28

Gusset Row 15: k8, m1l, 42, m1r, k8 (60 stitches)

**Size Large**

Gusset Row 1: k9, m1l, k7, (k1, p1) eight times, k7, m1r, k9 (50 stitches)

Gusset Row 2: k17, (k1, p1) eight times, k17

Gusset Row 3: k9, m1l, k9, (p1, k1) seven times, k9, m1r, k9 (52 stitches)

Gusset Row 4: k19, (p1, k1) seven times, k19

Gusset Row 5: k9, m1l, k11, (k1, p1) six times, k11, m1r, k9 (54 stitches)

Gusset Row 6: k21, (k1, p1) six times, k21

Gusset Row 7: k9, m1l, k13, (p1, k1) five times, k13, m1r, k9 (56 stitches)

Gusset Row 8: k23, (p1, k1) five times, k23

Gusset Row 9: k9, m1l, k15, (k1, p1) four times, k15, m1r, k9 (58 stitches)

Gusset Row 10: k25, (k1, p1) four times, k25

Gusset Row 11: k9, m1l, k17, (p1, k1) three times, k17, m1r, k9 (60 stitches)

Gusset Row 12: k27, (p1, k1) three times, k27

Gusset Row 13: k9, m1l, k19, (k1, p1) two times, k19, m1r, k9 (62 stitches)

Gusset Row 14: k29, (k1, p1) two times, k29

Gusset Row 15: k9, m1l, k21, p1, k1, k21, m1r, k9 (64 stitches)

Gusset Row 16: k31, p1, k1, k31

Gusset Row 17: k9, m1l, 46, m1r, k9 (66 stitches)**All sizes: **complete the gusset rows for your given size. Knit across first 7 (8; 9) stitches from first needle, and then transfer these 7 (8; 9) stitches and the final 7 (8; 9) stitches from your third needle to a scrap of yarn to save later, for thumb. Then we’ll work in stockinette, rejoining work in the round when you reach the thumb break. Work in stockinette until mitt measures roughly 2″ (2.25″; 2.5″) from thumb break. Transfer work back to your size US 6 needles and knit four rows around (all sizes). Bind off loosely.

Now that we’ve completed the mitt, let’s do the thumb! To that end, transfer the 14 (16; 18) held thumb stitches back onto three of your size US 7 dpns, making sure not to place the needle break between dpns at the thumb break. Knit around, picking up one extra stitch at the thumb break. Knit 4 (5; 6) rows around, and then transfer thumb stitches to your size US 6 needles. Knit three rows and bind off loosely. Tuck in ends and make another, if you’d like two of them. Block, if desired.