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Keep those tiny fingers safe and toasty without the chance of scratching mom.
With a niece on the way, I've begun to turn my knitting attention to baby stuff. I'm no good with knitting needles, so I've been looming it up!

I use cotton yarn for all of my baby-related projects because synthetic fibers can cause rashes/skin irritation. Plus, cotton is super soft and easy to maintain.

These scratch mitts are simple and shouldn't take long. I used Peaches & Cream yarn, which I love for its funky colors and softness.

Posted by Monika Gottindottir from Worthington, Minnesota, United States • Published See Monika Gottindottir's 255 projects »
  • Step 1

    Double-up the cotton yarn and make a slipknot around the first loom peg.
    Knit 6-10 rows. After finishing the last row, fold it up to create a cuff.

  • Step 2

    Continue knitting 10-14 more rows, maybe more depending on the size of the baby's hands. I was going for something suitable for a newborn, so I did 10 rows.

  • Step 3

    Cut a long strand of yarn away from the loom to weave in and out of the yarn still on the loom. Remove from the loom and tighten to make the mitt round at the top. Secure inside with a small knot to make the mitt hold up to washing. Weave the tail from the beginning of the mitt into the brim.

  • Step 4

    Repeat steps 1-3 for the second mitt.

  • Step 5

    If the mitts are too loose, weave a strand of cotton ribbon between the knitted rows above the cuff and keep enough length to tie into a bow at the babe's wrists.

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