Nacho Getters...The Pattern

Once upon a time in a town far to the north a boy had a car he called the Nacho Getter. Sadly the boy had to sell the Nacho Getter. A girl, who loved the boy very much knew how much he loved his Nacho Getter. One day the girl was given a golden opportunity to buy the boy an amazing gift. The Nacho Getter was for sale again! So she bought it for him and gave the boy back his beloved Nacho Getter and they all lived Happily Ever After.....(kind of a true story, The boy did/does love his Nacho Getter, He did have to sell it, The girl did buy it back for him, and honestly they do live Happily) Love all of you Mr and Mrs. Miller and Family :) So since Mr. Miller has his Nacho Getter, Mrs. Miller needed a Nacho Getter of her own.

Nacho Getter's
By Carmel Creager


Materials:
210 Yards of worsted weight yarn
Size 4 DPN's
Stitch Markers
Waste Yarn
Darning Needle

Abbreviations:
CO: Cast On
M1R: Make 1 Right: Increase: Lift bar between stitches from back to front and knit into the front of the loop.
M1L: Make 1 Left: Increase: Lift bar between stitches from Front to back and knit into the back of the loop.
K2Tog: Knit two stitches together
PM: Place Marker
SM: Slip Marker
K: Knit
P: Purl
MC: Main Color
CC: Contrasting Color
Garter Stitch in the Round:
Round 1: Purl
Round 2: Knit

Now the good part: How to take all the stuff above and turn it into a Fingerless Mitten.

CO 48 Stitches
Divide evenly onto 3 DPN's pm for beginning of round.
work 3 repeats of garter stitch so that when you are done with 6 rounds total of knitting and purling you have 3 ridges.
Next Round: K all stitches
Decrease Round: *K6, K2Tog* repeat all the way around
You now have 42 stitches on your needles.
Put 21 stitches on Needle 1
Put 11 stitches on Needles 2 & 3
Continue in stockinette (knit every round) till mitt measure 6" from cast on edge.
Begin Thumb Gusset Increase
     Round 1: Knit across needle 1, K1 stitch on needle 2, pm, M1R, k1, M1, pm,  knit to end of round
     Round 2: Knit all stitches, slipping markers as needed.
     Continue these 2 rounds until you have 15 stitches between markers for thumb gusset.
Next: Knit to Marker, remove markers and slip 15 stitches for thumb onto waste yarn with a darning needle to be picked up and knit later. Using the backwards loop cast on (video found here ) cast on 1 stitch. Knit remaining stitches in round.
Knit 9 rounds plain
work 2 repeats of Garter Stitch Rounds.
knit 2 rows
add your CC color if you choose and knit 2 rounds
switch back to mc and knit 2 more rounds
Next:
Purl 1 round
knit 1 round
purl 1 round 
bind off loosely.

Thumb:
Slip 15 live stitches onto your DPN's

Pick up 3 Stitches
knit 6 rounds plain pm for beginning of round
Next do 2 repeats of the garter stitch rounds (2 ridges)
Add cc and knit 2 rounds
Switch Back to mc and knit one round.
Next:
Purl 1 round
Knit 1 round
Purl 1 round
Bind off Loosely

Repeat for Second Mitten.
Because of how the thumb gusset is placed the mittens really are reversible and interchangeable.

Weave in all tails.

Tip:
If you have holes (loose stitches) where you picked up the 3 stitches for the thumb, just use the tails you are weaving in to tighten them up a bit and no one will know but you!


Hope you like the pattern.
Of course if there are any problems with it please contact me.
If you have Questions, contact me
If you love it, Contact me
If you are bored, contact me (but if you are knitting then you really aren't bored)

xoxo
Carmel

Comments

Lisa Miller said…
You are so sweet! I do hope we live happily ever after....
P.S. Love my gloves
Crew Chief 99 said…
hey... when do I get an awesome babe wife who will buy me back MY Nacho getter???

Wait, I've already had the babe wives... I just want my Nacho Getter back :-)

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