Let’s Make Mittens!

It’s time for a new pattern release – check out the Drawstring Mittens pattern!

Drawstring mittens are easy to make. The pattern uses an afterthought thumb so the left and right mittens are interchangeable. The top of the mitten and the top of the thumb are closed by threading the yarn through the live stitches and pulling tight. Easy peasy! The 1 x 1 rib makes them nice and stretchy so that they can fit a very wide range of hand sizes. The pattern is written for three sizes – small (children’s), medium (women’s), and large (men’s).

They are worked in Malabrigo Chunky – a bulky yarn – making this a super fast project. The ribbing shows off variegated colours beautifully as you can see in the photos above. The blue mittens are Oceanos. Mariposa was also used and the more solid-looking Frank Ochre is striking as well. Perfect Christmas gift knitting, right?

Get 25% off this pattern with the coupon code giftalong until November 15th. Take part in the Mitts and Other Arm Things KAL in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group and win great prizes. And don’t forget to share your Drawstring mittens with us in the Leah Michelle Designs group.

Thank you to my wonderful Drawstring Mitten testers: batty4yarn, Kowleen, Birdsrus, ltalkin, Chellieanne, MDQuilter, and ridgestitch – check out their mittens here.

Have fun making mittens everyone!


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