North Star {Jennika Knit Mittens}

This is the fifth post in my North Star November series….a soul centered discussion about depression.  Each day this month, I’ll be sharing a piece of my soul’s journey, along with a free pattern to thank you for taking part in such an important conversation!  Head back to Day 4 by clicking here.  Jump forward to Day 6 by clicking here.

bridge in fall

How big is your gap?

Fall is a great time for reflecting on our “Gap”.

It’s the perfect time to ask ourselves questions about who we’d really like to be, and who, instead, we’ve been in the past.

Mostly, though, it’s a wonderful time to question motivations.

Are you hiding your authentic self out of fear? 

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you broke open and showed that person to the world?

I found, through firsthand experience, that NOTHING bad happens when I’m myself!  Shocking, right!?

If anything, through being more raw and real, I’ve made deeper connections, experienced more friendships, and attracted more joy into my life.  Interesting.

Man on mountain top

What does your authentic self look like?

Comment and tell me:

What’s one thing you could do to show the world who you really are today?  It doesn’t have to be big….just from the heart.

 

{Though I do try to check all comments here on my blog regularly, it is not monitored 24/7.  If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help!  This suicide hotline is available 24 hours a day to support you: 1-800-273-8255}

Even more warmth to help us through…

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Jennika Mittens Knitting Pattern

Today I’m sharing my Jennika Mittens Knitting Pattern as the freebie to express my thanks for taking part in this discussion!

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Jennika Mittens Knitting Pattern

Size Chart

Toddler 1-3 Years

Hand Circumference: 5.5” (14cm)

Total Length:  7.25” (18.5cm)

Child 3-10 Years

Hand Circumference: 6.5” (16.5cm)

Total Length:  9” (22.75cm)

Teen/Adult Small
Hand Circumference: 7.5” (19cm)

Total Length:  9.25” (23.5cm)

Adult Medium

Hand Circumference: 8” (20.25cm)

Total Length:  10.5” (26.5cm)

Adult Large

Hand Circumference: 8.5” (21.5cm)

Total Length:  11” (28cm)

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Knit Mittens Pattern

Materials

    • Yarn: Approximately 50-150 yards of Worsted (4) yarn

    **Yarn requirements are estimates only**

    (I used Jupiter Moon Farm’s Cumulus for mine.)

  • Knitting Needles: Size 5.5mm (US 9) Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) and Cable Needle (or whatever size is needed to achieve gauge)
  • Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than the size you achieve gauge with
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

9 sts and 13 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Stockinette Stitch

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • M1 (Make 1): On a knit row: Insert left needle, front to back, under the strand between st on left needle and st on right needle making a new loop on left needle.  Knit this loop through the back.
  • C4B: Cable 4 Back: Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle, and hold in back of work, K2, then K2 from the cable needle.
  • C4F: Cable 4 Front: Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle, and hold in front of work, K2, then K2 from cable needle.
  • T3F: Twist 3 Front: Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle, and hold in front of work, P1, then K2 from the cable needle. (Also called T3L)
  • T3B: Twist 3 Back: Slip next stitch onto cable needle, and hold in back of work, K2, then K1 from the cable needle. (Also called T3R)
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

**This pattern is written in US terms**

 

Toddler 1-3 Year Pattern

Left Mitten

Cast on 26 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.75 inches (4.5cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K8, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K6 (26 total sts)

Round 3: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K6

Round 4: K7, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K5 (28 total sts)

Round 5: K9, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K7

Round 6: K8, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K6 (30 total sts)

Round 7: K10, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 8: K9, M1, K1, P4, C4B, P4, K1, M1, K7 (32 total sts)

Round 9: K11, P4, K4, P4, K9

Round 10: K10, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K8 (34 total sts)

Round 11: K12, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K10

Round 12: K3, slip the next 8 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K1, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K10 (26 total sts)

Round 13: K4, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K10

Round 14: K4, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K10

Round 15: K4, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K10

Round 16: K4, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K10

Round 17: K4, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K10

Round 18: K4, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K10

Round 19: K4, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K10

Round 20: K4, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K10

Round 21: K4, P4, K4, P4, K10

Round 22: K4, P4, C4B, P4, K10

Round 23-25: K4, P4, K4, P4, K10

Round 26: K4, P4, C4B, P4, K10

Round 27: K4, P4, K4, P4, K10

Round 28: K2tog, K2tog, P4, K4, P4, K1, K2tog, K2tog, K5 (22 total sts)

Round 29: K2tog, P1, P2tog, P1, K4, P1, P2tog, P1, K2tog, K5 (18 total sts)

Round 30: K1, P1, P2tog, C4B, P2tog, P1, K2tog, K2tog, K3 (14 total sts)

Round 31: *K2tog* Repeat around (7 total sts)

Round 32: *K2tog* Repeat 2 more times, K1 (4 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 8 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (8 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx .75 inches (1.9cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: *K2tog* Repeat around (4 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

 

Right Mitten

Cast on 26 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.75 inches (4.5cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K6, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K8 (26 total sts)

Round 3: K6, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 4: K5, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K7 (28 total sts)

Round 5: K7, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K9

Round 6: K6, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K8 (30 total sts)

Round 7: K8, P4, K4, P4, K10

Round 8: K7, M1, K1, P4, C4B, P4, K1, M1, K9 (32 total sts)

Round 9: K9, P4, K4, P4, K11

Round 10: K8, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K10 (34 total sts)

Round 11: K10, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K12

Round 12: K10, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K1, slip the next 8 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K3 (26 total sts)

Round 13: K10, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K4

Round 14: K10, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K4

Round 15: K10, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K4

Round 16: K10, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K4

Round 17: K10, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K4

Round 18: K10, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K4

Round 19: K10, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K4

Round 20: K10, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K4

Round 21: K10, P4, K4, P4, K4

Round 22: K10, P4, C4F, P4, K4

Round 23-25: K10, P4, K4, P4, K4

Round 26: K10, P4, C4F, P4, K4

Round 27: K10, P4, K4, P4, K4

Round 28: K5, K2tog, K2tog, K1, P4, K4, P4, K2tog, K2tog (22 total sts)

Round 29: K5, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, P1, K4, P1, P2tog, P1, K2tog (18 total sts)

Round 30: K3, K2tog, K2tog, P1, P2tog, C4B, P2tog, P1, K1 (14 total sts)

Round 31: *K2tog* Repeat around (7 total sts)

Round 32: *K2tog* Repeat 2 more times, K1 (4 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 8 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (8 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx .75 inches (1.9cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: *K2tog* Repeat around (4 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

 

Child 3-10 Year Pattern

Left Mitten

Cast on 30 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 2.5 inches (6.25cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K10, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K6 (32 total sts)

Round 3: K12, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 4: K11, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K7 (34 total sts)

Round 5: K13, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K9

Round 6: K12, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K8 (36 total sts)

Round 7: K14, P4, K4, P4, K10

Round 8: K13, M1, K1, P4, C4B, P4, K1, M1, K9 (38 total sts)

Round 9: K15, P4, K4, P4, K11

Round 10: K14, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K10 (40 total sts)

Round 11: K16, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K12

Round 12: K15, M1, K1, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K1, M1, K11 (42 total sts)

Round 13: K17, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K13

Round 14: K6, slip the next 10 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K1, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K13 (32 total sts)

Round 15: K7, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K13

Round 16: K7, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K13

Round 17: K7, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K13

Round 18: K7, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K13

Round 19: K7, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K13

Round 20: K7, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K13

Round 21: K7, P4, K4, P4, K13

Round 22: K7, P4, C4B, P4, K13

Round 23: K7, P4, K4, P4, K13

Round 24: K7, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K13

Round 25: K7, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K13

Round 26: K7, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K13

Round 27: K7, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K13

Round 28: K7, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K13

Round 29: K7, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K13

Round 30: K7, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K13

Round 31: K7, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K13

Round 32: K7, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K13

Round 33: K7, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K13

Round 34: K2, K2tog, K2tog, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, K2tog, K2tog, K8 (28 total sts)

Round 35: K2, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, P1, K4, P1, P2tog, P1, K1, K2tog, K8 (24 total sts)

Round 36: K1, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, C4B, P2tog, P1, K1, K2tog, K7 (20 total sts)

Round 37: K1, K2tog, P2, K4, P2, K2tog, K5, K2tog (17 total sts)

Round 38: *K2tog* Repeat 4 more times, K1 (12 total sts)

Round 39: *K2tog* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 10 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (10 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx 1.25 inches (3.2cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog (7 total sts)

Round 3: K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2 (5 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

 

Right Mitten

Cast on 30 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 2.5 inches (6.25cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K6, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K10 (30 total sts)

Round 3: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K12

Round 4: K7, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K11 (32 total sts)

Round 5: K9, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K13

Round 6: K8, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K12 (34 total sts)

Round 7: K10, P4, K4, P4, K14

Round 8: K9, M1, K1, P4, C4F, P4, K1, M1, K13 (36 total sts)

Round 9: K11, P4, K4, P4, K15

Round 10: K10, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K14 (38 total sts)

Round 11: K12, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K16

Round 12: K11, M1, K1, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K1, M1, K15 (40 total sts)

Round 13: K13, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K17

Round 14: K13, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K1, slip the next 10 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K6 (32 total sts)

Round 15: K13, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K7

Round 16: K13, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K7

Round 17: K13, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K7

Round 18: K13, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K7

Round 19: K13, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K7

Round 20: K13, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K7

Round 21: K13, P4, K4, P4, K7

Round 22: K13, P4, C4F, P4, K7

Round 23: K13, P4, K4, P4, K7

Round 24: K13, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K7

Round 25: K13, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K7

Round 26: K13, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K7

Round 27: K13, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K7

Round 28: K13, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K7

Round 29: K13, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K7

Round 30: K13, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K7

Round 31: K13, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K7

Round 32: K13, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K7

Round 33: K13, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K7

Round 34: K8, K2tog, K2tog, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, K2tog, K2tog, K2 (28 total sts)

Round 35: K8, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, P1, K4, P1, P2tog, P1, K1, K2tog, K2 (24 total sts)

Round 36: K7, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, C4F, P2tog, P1, K1, K2tog, K1 (20 total sts)

Round 37: K2tog, K5, K2tog, P2, K4, P2, K2tog, K1 (17 total sts)

Round 38: *K2tog* Repeat 4 more times, K1 (12 total sts)

Round 39: *K2tog* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 10 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (10 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx 1.25 inches (3.2cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog (7 total sts)

Round 3: K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2 (5 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Teen/Adult Small Pattern

Left Mitten

Cast on 30 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 2.5 inches (6.25cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K11, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K5 (32 total sts)

Round 3: K13, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K7

Round 4: K12, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K6 (34 total sts)

Round 5: K14, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 6: K13, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K7 (36 total sts)

Round 7: K15, P4, K4, P4, K9

Round 8: K14, M1, K1, P4, C4B, P4, K1, M1, K8 (38 total sts)

Round 9: K16, P4, K4, P4, K10

Round 10: K15, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K9 (40 total sts)

Round 11: K17, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K11

Round 12: K16, M1, K1, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K1, M1, K10 (42 total sts)

Round 13: K18, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K12

Round 14: K7, slip the next 10 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K1, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K12 (32 total sts)

Round 15: K8, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K12

Round 16: K8, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K12

Round 17: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K12

Round 18: K8, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K12

Round 19: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K12

Round 20: K8, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K12

Round 21: K8, P4, K4, P4, K12

Round 22: K8, P4, C4B, P4, K12

Round 23: K8, P4, K4, P4, K12

Round 24: K8, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K12

Round 25: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K12

Round 26: K8, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K12

Round 27: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K12

Round 28: K8, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K12

Round 29: K8, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K12

Round 30: K8, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K12

Round 31: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K12

Round 32: K8, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K12

Round 33: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K12

Round 34: K8, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K12

Round 35: K8, P4, K4, P4, K12

Round 36: K8, P4, C4B, P4, K12

Round 37: K8, P4, K4, P4, K12

Round 38&39: Knit

Round 40: *K2tog, K8* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (29 total sts)

Round 41: *K2tog, K7* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (26 total sts)

Round 42: *K2tog, K6* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (23 total sts)

Round 43: *K2tog, K5* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (20 total sts)

Round 44: *K2tog, K4* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (17 total sts)

Round 45: *K2tog, K3* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (14 total sts)

Round 46: *K2tog, K2* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (11 total sts)

Round 47: *K2tog, K1* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (8 total sts)

Round 48: *K2tog* Repeat around (4 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 10 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (10 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx 1.25 inches (3.2cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog (7 total sts)

Round 3: K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2 (5 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

 

Right Mitten

Cast on 30 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 2.5 inches (6.25cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K5, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K11 (32 total sts)

Round 3: K7, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K13

Round 4: K6, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K12 (34 total sts)

Round 5: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K14

Round 6: K7, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K13 (36 total sts)

Round 7: K9, P4, K4, P4, K15

Round 8: K8, M1, K1, P4, C4F, P4, K1, M1, K14 (38 total sts)

Round 9: K10, P4, K4, P4, K16

Round 10: K9, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K15 (40 total sts)

Round 11: K11, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K17

Round 12: K10, M1, K1, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K1, M1, K16 (42 total sts)

Round 13: K12, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K18

Round 14: K12, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K1, slip the next 10 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K7 (32 total sts)

Round 15: K12, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K8

Round 16: K12, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K8

Round 17: K12, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 18: K12, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K8

Round 19: K12, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 20: K12, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K8

Round 21: K12, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 22: K12, P4, C4F, P4, K8

Round 23: K12, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 24: K12, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K8

Round 25: K12, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 26: K12, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K8

Round 27: K12, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 28: K12, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K8

Round 29: K12, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K8

Round 30: K12, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K8

Round 31: K12, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 32: K12, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K8

Round 33: K12, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 34: K12, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K8

Round 35: K12, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 36: K12, P4, C4F, P4, K8

Round 37: K12, P4, K4, P4, K8

Rounds 38&39: Knit

Round 40: *K2tog, K8* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (29 total sts)

Round 41: *K2tog, K7* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (26 total sts)

Round 42: *K2tog, K6* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (23 total sts)

Round 43: *K2tog, K5* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (20 total sts)

Round 44: *K2tog, K4* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (17 total sts)

Round 45: *K2tog, K3* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (14 total sts)

Round 46: *K2tog, K2* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (11 total sts)

Round 47: *K2tog, K1* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (8 total sts)

Round 41: *K2tog* Repeat around (4 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 10 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (10 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx 1.25 inches (3.2cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog (7 total sts)

Round 3: K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2 (5 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Adult Medium Pattern

Left Mitten

Cast on 32 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 2.75 inches (7cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K12, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K6 (34 total sts)

Round 3: K14, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 4: K13, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K7 (36 total sts)

Round 5: K15, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K9

Round 6: K14, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K8 (38 total sts)

Round 7: K16, P4, K4, P4, K10

Round 8: K15, M1, K1, P4, C4B, P4, K1, M1, K9 (40 total sts)

Round 9: K17, P4, K4, P4, K11

Round 10: K16, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K10 (42 total sts)

Round 11: K18, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K12

Round 12: K17, M1, K1, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K1, M1, K11 (44 total sts)

Round 13: K19, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K13

Round 14: K18, M1, K1, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K1, M1, K12 (46 total sts)

Round 15: K20, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K14

Round 16: K7, slip the next 12 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K14 (34 total sts)

Round 17: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K14

Round 18: K8, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K14

Round 19: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K14

Round 20: K8, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K14

Round 21: K8, P4, K4, P4, K14

Round 22: K8, P4, C4B, P4, K14

Round 23: K8, P4, K4, P4, K14

Round 24: K8, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K14

Round 25: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K14

Round 26: K8, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K14

Round 27: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K14

Round 28: K8, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K14

Round 29: K8, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K14

Round 30: K8, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K14

Round 31: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K14

Round 32: K8, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K14

Round 33: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K14

Round 34: K8, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K14

Round 35: K8, P4, K4, P4, K14

Round 36: K8, P4, C4B, P4, K14

Rounds 37-39: K8, P4, K4, P4, K14

Round 40: K8, P4, C4B, P4, K14

Round 41: K8, P4, K4, P4, K14

Round 42: *K2tog, K8* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (31 total sts)

Round 43: *K2tog, K7* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (28 total sts)

Round 44: *K2tog, K6* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (25 total sts)

Round 45: *K2tog, K5* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (22 total sts)

Round 46: *K2tog, K4* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (19 total sts)

Round 47: *K2tog, K3* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (16 total sts)

Round 48: *K2tog, K2* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (13 total sts)

Round 49: *K2tog, K1* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (10 total sts)

Round 50: *K2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 12 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (12 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx 1.5 inches (4cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: *K2tog, K2* Repeat around (9 total sts)

Round 3: *K2tog, K1* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Round 4: *K2tog* Repeat around (3 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

 

Right Mitten

Cast on 32 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 2.75 inches (7cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K6, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K12 (34 total sts)

Round 3: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K14

Round 4: K7, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K13 (36 total sts)

Round 5: K9, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K15

Round 6: K8, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K14 (38 total sts)

Round 7: K10, P4, K4, P4, K16

Round 8: K9, M1, K1, P4, C4F, P4, K1, M1, K15 (40 total sts)

Round 9: K11, P4, K4, P4, K17

Round 10: K10, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K16 (42 total sts)

Round 11: K12, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K18

Round 12: K11, M1, K1, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K1, M1, K17 (44 total sts)

Round 13: K13, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K19

Round 14: K12, M1, K1, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K1, M1, K18 (46 total sts)

Round 15: K14, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K20

Round 16: K14, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, slip the next 12 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K7 (34 total sts)

Round 17: K14, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 18: K14, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K8

Round 19: K14, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 20: K14, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K8

Round 21: K14, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 22: K14, P4, C4F, P4, K8

Round 23: K14, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 24: K14, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K8

Round 25: K14, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 26: K14, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K8

Round 27: K14, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 28: K14, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K8

Round 29: K14, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K8

Round 30: K14, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K8

Round 31: K14, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 32: K14, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K8

Round 33: K14, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 34: K14, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K8

Round 35: K14, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 36: K14, P4, C4F, P4, K8

Rounds 37-39: K14, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 40: K14, P4, C4F, P4, K8

Round 41: K14, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 42: *K2tog, K8* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (31 total sts)

Round 43: *K2tog, K7* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (28 total sts)

Round 44: *K2tog, K6* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (25 total sts)

Round 45: *K2tog, K5* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (22 total sts)

Round 46: *K2tog, K4* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (19 total sts)

Round 47: *K2tog, K3* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (16 total sts)

Round 48: *K2tog, K2* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (13 total sts)

Round 49: *K2tog, K1* Repeat 2 more times, K4 (10 total sts)

Round 50: *K2tog* Repeat around (5 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 12 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (12 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx 1.5 inches (4cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: *K2tog, K2* Repeat around (9 total sts)

Round 3: *K2tog, K1* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Round 4: *K2tog* Repeat around (3 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

 

Adult Large Pattern

Left Mitten

Cast on 34 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 2.75 inches (7cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K13, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K7 (36 total sts)

Round 3: K15, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K9

Round 4: K14, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K8 (38 total sts)

Round 5: K16, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K10

Round 6: K15, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K9 (40 total sts)

Round 7: K17, P4, K4, P4, K11

Round 8: K16, M1, K1, P4, C4B, P4, K1, M1, K10 (42 total sts)

Round 9: K18, P4, K4, P4, K12

Round 10: K17, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K11 (44 total sts)

Round 11: K19, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K13

Round 12: K18, M1, K1, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K1, M1, K12 (46 total sts)

Round 13: K20, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K14

Round 14: K19, M1, K1, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K1, M1, K13 (48 total sts)

Round 15: K21, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K15

Round 16: K20, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K14 (50 total sts)

Round 17: K22, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K16

Round 18: K7, slip the next 14 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K16 (36 total sts)

Round 19: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K16

Round 20: K8, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K16

Round 21: K8, P4, K4, P4, K16

Round 22: K8, P4, C4B, P4, K16

Round 23: K8, P4, K4, P4, K16

Round 24: K8, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K16

Round 25: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K16

Round 26: K8, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K16

Round 27: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K16

Round 28: K8, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K16

Round 29: K8, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K16

Round 30: K8, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K16

Round 31: K8, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K16

Round 32: K8, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K16

Round 33: K8, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K16

Round 34: K8, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K16

Round 35: K8, P4, K4, P4, K16

Round 36: K8, P4, C4B, P4, K16

Rounds 37-39: K8, P4, K4, P4, K16

Round 40: K8, P4, C4B, P4, K16

Rounds 41-43: K8, P4, K4, P4, K16

Round 44: K8, P4, C4B, P4, K16

Round 45: K8, P4, K4, P4, K16

Round 46&47: Knit

Round 48: *K2tog, K10* Repeat 2 more times (33 total sts)

Round 49: *K2tog, K9* Repeat 2 more times (30 total sts)

Round 50: *K2tog, K8* Repeat 2 more times (27 total sts)

Round 51: *K2tog, K7* Repeat 2 more times (24 total sts)

Round 52: *K2tog, K6* Repeat 2 more times (21 total sts)

Round 53: *K2tog, K5* Repeat 2 more times (18 total sts)

Round 54: *K2tog, K4* Repeat 2 more times (15 total sts)

Round 55: *K2tog, K3* Repeat 2 more times (12 total sts)

Round 56: *K2tog* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 14 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (14 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx 1.75 inches (4.5cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: *K2tog, K2* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (11 total sts)

Round 3: *K2tog, K1* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (8 total sts)

Round 4: *K2tog* Repeat around (4 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

 

Right Mitten

Cast on 34 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method) one size smaller than those you achieved gauge with

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: *K1, P1* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 2.75 inches (7cm) in length from the cast on edge.

Move project onto the needles you achieved gauge with.

Round 2: (Right Side) K7, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K13 (36 total sts)

Round 3: K9, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K15

Round 4: K8, M1, K1, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, M1, K14 (38 total sts)

Round 5: K10, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K16

Round 6: K9, M1, K1, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K1, M1, K15 (40 total sts)

Round 7: K11, P4, K4, P4, K17

Round 8: K10, M1, K1, P4, C4F, P4, K1, M1, K16 (42 total sts)

Round 9: K12, P4, K4, P4, K18

Round 10: K11, M1, K1, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K1, M1, K17 (44 total sts)

Round 11: K13, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K19

Round 12: K12, M1, K1, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K1, M1, K18 (46 total sts)

Round 13: K14, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K20

Round 14: K13, M1, K1, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K1, M1, K19 (48 total sts)

Round 15: K15, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K21

Round 16: K14, M1, K1, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K1, M1, K20 (50 total sts)

Round 17: K16, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K22

Round 18: K16, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K1, slip the next 14 sts onto stitch holder and ignore them until further notice, K7 (36 total sts)

Round 19: K16, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 20: K16, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K8

Round 21: K16, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 22: K16, P4, C4F, P4, K8

Round 23: K16, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 24: K16, P3, T3B, T3F, P3, K8

Round 25: K16, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 26: K16, P2, T3B, P2, T3F, P2, K8

Round 27: K16, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 28: K16, P1, T3B, P4, T3F, P1, K8

Round 29: K16, P1, K2, P6, K2, P1, K8

Round 30: K16, P1, T3F, P4, T3B, P1, K8

Round 31: K16, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K8

Round 32: K16, P2, T3F, P2, T3B, P2, K8

Round 33: K16, P3, K2, P2, K2, P3, K8

Round 34: K16, P3, T3F, T3B, P3, K8

Round 35: K16, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 36: K16, P4, C4F, P4, K8

Rounds 37-39: K16, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 40: K16, P4, C4F, P4, K8

Rounds 41-43: K16, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 44: K16, P4, C4F, P4, K8

Round 45: K16, P4, K4, P4, K8

Round 46&47: Knit

Round 48: *K2tog, K10* Repeat 2 more times (33 total sts)

Round 49: *K2tog, K9* Repeat 2 more times (30 total sts)

Round 50: *K2tog, K8* Repeat 2 more times (27 total sts)

Round 51: *K2tog, K7* Repeat 2 more times (24 total sts)

Round 52: *K2tog, K6* Repeat 2 more times (21 total sts)

Round 53: *K2tog, K5* Repeat 2 more times (18 total sts)

Round 54: *K2tog, K4* Repeat 2 more times (15 total sts)

Round 55: *K2tog, K3* Repeat 2 more times (12 total sts)

Round 56: *K2tog* Repeat around (6 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of mitten. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the mitten. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

Thumb

Return to the 14 sts you previously placed on stitch holder.  Place these stitches onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method).  Join the first and last in the round.  Place stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit (14 total sts)

Repeat Round 1 until your thumb measures approx 1.75 inches (4.5cm) in length on the upper side.

Round 2: *K2tog, K2* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (11 total sts)

Round 3: *K2tog, K1* Repeat 2 more times, K2 (8 total sts)

Round 4: *K2tog* Repeat around (4 total sts)

Do not bind off. Cut approx. 7 inch tail. Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl. Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of thumb. Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the thumb. Tie a knot and weave in ends.

 

 

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You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but please leave a link to my website, www.melodys-makings.com, in your product listing specifying that I am the designer of this pattern.  Thank you for supporting me as a work at home mother!

 

Thank you for joining in the tough conversation about depression happening on my blog this month!  Enjoy my Jennika knit mittens pattern free to say thanks!

19 Comments On “North Star {Jennika Knit Mittens}”

  1. Thank you for the patterns. You have Such a loving heart.

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  2. Sometimes it seems we are so busy trying to just function that we forget to take time to think of what we really need. Thank you for reminding us to take time for really connecting with our own selves and needs.

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  3. Become to ignore persons that are not important in my life (think they’re the best and know it all and are nothing but demon mean to persons in each and every way! This person seems to have a two type personality and is untruthful and doesn’t admit to thy nasty actions!)

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    • Yes, learning to live in that centered place where we can let those things bounce off of us is terribly hard! I seem to find that place every once in a while for a day or two, and then I find myself struggling to get back to it for long lengths of time. But learning to access our deeper, wiser truth is of great value. Thanks for this reminder – I needed it today!

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  4. I like this idea. Today I am wearing a knitted shawl and working at a coffee shop. I have been taking my scraps and making small coffee cozies to share my joy with others. Today I am putting love out into the world one stitch at a time.

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  5. In my personal situation and opinion I’ve learned that around the house I don’t need to daily wear makeup unless I have an appt or make errands away from the house.I also don’t care what people think when they visit me at home and see me without makeup as that’s who I am and as I get older I feel that if it bothers you to see me like this or that my house is I call it an organized mess in some areas of the house and not spotless or well kept compared to other peoples houses then I just say to myself oh well just deal with and if they don’t like they don’t have to return. I feel that as long as I know my house is clean that’s all that matters because life happens no matter what so you just have to deal with it the best you can and move on as long as your ok with it and don’t dwell on what other people think or say that’s what counts. I’ve had to learn the hard way over my lifetime in order to come to this conclusion.

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  6. I have suffered from chronic depression since I was a teenager. I am now 72. I try to be myself at all times. If you try to hide from others, you end up hiding from yourself. I learned a long time ago, that the only friends worth having are those who, when they ask “How are you?” Really want to know the answer, whether it is “fine” or “terrible.” You also have to be a friend to yourself. It is not only all right to care for yourself, it is necessary. Give yourself hugs if nobody else is around to give them. And make sure you really mean the hugs you give yourself or anyone else. I guess what I am saying is “be real,” and you and those around you will have received a gift. My life has been a life filled with depression, and there have been some very hard times. I wake up, see my depression sitting there like an old friend, I say hello, and then I get on with doing whatever I can that day. Sometimes it’s nothing more than washing my face, and sometimes it’s getting so busy with needlework, drawing, or writing, that I actually forget about that depression sitting beside me, at least for awhile. Hang in there, everyone with depression. Do what you can, when you can, and cherish every good thing that happens. And doing something creative can be a real release from the deep down abyss that threatens to swallow you. You may not be able to climb out of the darkness, but you can light a candle to keep you company while you knit some smiles.

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    • This comment is so truthful and from the heart Wendy! It’s SO important to be good to ourselves. I’ll be going in that on the Day 6 (today!) post. Thanks for taking the time to join the conversation. Means a lot to me.

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  7. I’m one of those retirees who suddenly realized that I was depressed. After a talk with my doctor it was clear that part of it is the isolation you feel after 38 years of always having people to talk with during the day to having no one. I just last week mentioned it to a few people that I do try to keep in touch with , only to find out they were feeling the same way. It is amazing how when you let that cat out of the bag how many people want to talk. Thank you for taking us on this journey with you. I for one will be better for it.

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    • Love this! It’s so true…when you start to talk about it, others resonate and you can help support each other. Thanks for joining in the conversation. It means a lot to me.

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  8. I would let other see me as I really feel on the inside! Drained, hurting, frustrated, and afraid! I told my sister a couple of years ago that I hide myself when they’re around. I put on a smiling face, talk, talk about nothing and everything BUT how I really feel. Boy! Was she upset with me! I have tried to expose the inner side. Only a little gets out but they are seeing how much I struggle and it hurts me for them to see it but I’m not as good at hiding it like I used to be. Admitting I needed help has been a little break in the clouds with the sun rays getting through.

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    • I’m really glad you’re seeing some sun rays here and there now. I feel the same….they come and go but at least I’m remembering they exist now! Hugs to you <3

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  9. Melody, thank you so much for opening yourself up this way and for your generosity with these beautiful patterns. I have suffered from depression (beginning with a diagnosis of a rare chronic disease, then permanent disability and being medically retired at 35) but medication and self-awareness keeps it mostly at bay. This week I’ve suffered some tremendous upheaval and it’s been knitting that has kept me relatively stable. Yesterday was “a day” and I missed your blog (all computer related things, in fact) so I loved coming on today and seeing these lovely mittens and think that these might just warm my heart as much as someone’s hands.

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    • Ahhh! This comment truly warmed my heart. It’s wonderful to know that you’re following along and enjoying it daily. Glad you’re back today and that you found the blog heartwarming. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I’ve been fighting this since my husband died 5 years ago. Was told I didn’t give myself time to grieve. Anyway, I’ve had a dear male friend I could talk with who knew about the depression. A month ago, I was so down and out, but he wouldn’t answer messages. I don’t know about others, but being ignored makes me worse. I sent a horrible, disgusting text to him with no answer. I have apologized repeatedly, but not a word. I guess my explosion was too much for him. Now, back with just myself fighting, some days are just filled with crying and sleeping. Other days, I can actually get dressed for the store. It’s a tough disease, that’s for sure!! I really appreciate you bringing this to light. I’m 72, kids are 54,52 and 44 and don’tunderstand what I have to be sad about……..

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    • Ah, sending you love and hugs Sharon. It’s amazing how our thinking changes when we’re feeling so down….I also tend to lash out at my support group when I get that down. The best you can do is see yourself with love – we all have our moments. I’m glad you’re sharing here, and hope you’ll continue to follow along!

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  11. Some things you can let others see and others you can not. I have slowly learned there are few you can show everything to. I have been very busy and not taking enough time for myself this last week and part of my depression comes with my not always being careful with my autoimmune that is always present. It doesnt help if you are living where it triggers your autoimmune. Some day i will learn or better yet move out of state where the triggers are less. I have learned to not beat up myself over it, but others just dont see.

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