If you haven't seen my first video Easy Loom Knit Mittens, you can find it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WULo4qzNe0Q This shows you how to loom knit a left hand.
This post and video is about how to loom knit a right hand mitten. The directions are step by step. If you have any questions, please leave me a message below or comment under the video.
You will need a round 24 peg loom, Yarn (I used super bulky #6) Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Boye Loom Hook, and a tapestry needle.
*Start by making a slip knot.
*Cast on. I used the ewrap cast on method.
Knitting the Cuff:
(I start counting my rows over when I start the heel.)
Knitting the Heel:
Row 1*K12- EW12
Row 2*K12- P12
Row 3-5 *K24
Row 6 *K12- EW12
Row 7 *K12- P12
Row 8-10 *K24
Row 11 *K12-EW12
Row 12 *K12-P12
Rows 13-15 *K24
Knitting the Thumb (Right Hand)
Ewrap 12 pegs over to the left.
Ewrap to the right 7 pegs. (less pegs if you want a smaller thumb hole section for your mitten.) That leaves your thumb sections about 3 1/2 inches wide. You can go smaller if you would like. For example. I use 7 pegs for my thumb so I use a tape measure for those seven pegs and then fold my tape measure and half to see the actual thumb size. Once you get to your desired thumb size you we move to the next part.
Knitting the Fingers
I measure above the thumb to the top of the middle finger. Then I use the ewrap stitch until I get my desired length. Remember to add a little room if you like a little extra wiggle room.
We use a simple bind off method of taking our working yarn and using a tapestry needle through each stitch. This will remove it from the loom. (The video shows exactly how I remove the mitten off the loom.) If you have made my hat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ecqVNUwIrM, you will see the binding off is the same way as we are using with the mitten.
The last thing to do is sew up the top of the mitten and the sides of the thumb. Do your best. The stitches line up and I go from bottom to top. I knot and weave in the ends inside the mitten. Weave in your slip knot where the cuff starts and you are finished!!
I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please remember to have fun and enjoy the benefits of loom knitting.