Want to knit a warm pair of snug mittens in a couple of hours? This is the perfect pattern. Worked in the round in a super bulky weight superwash merino wool, these mittens are quick and easy, not to mention warm, soft, and washable. The cuff is ribbed and the hand and thumb are shaped at the top with decreases for a snug fit. The side thumb gusset allows each mitten to be worn on either hand. The hardest part of this project? Choosing a colour!
Pattern is written for Madelinetosh ASAP, shown here in Button Jar Blue. It is also shown in Malabrigo Rasta in Zarzamora.
Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. (100% superwash merino wool; 90 yd [82 m]/4.5 oz [130 g]). 1 (1, 2) skeins, or approximately 50 yd [46 m] (80 yd [73 m], 100 yd [92 m]). Shown in Button Jar Blue.
also shown in:
Malabrigo Rasta (100% pure merino wool; 90 yd [82 m]/5.29 oz [150 g]). 1 (1, 2) skeins, or approximately 50 yd [46 m] (80 yd [73 m], 100 yd [92 m]). Shown in Zarzamora.
US size 10.5 [6.5 mm] double-pointed needles (dpns).
US size 11 [8.0 mm] double-pointed needles (dpns).
Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain gauge.
3 sts and 4.5 rnds = 1 inch [2.5 cm] in St st worked in the round on larger needles, after washing and blocking.
Tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holder for thumb gusset sts, 3 markers.
Small (Children’s) – 6.5 in [16.5 cm] hand circumference. Length: 8 in [20 cm] or as desired.
Medium (Women’s) – 7.5 in [19 cm] hand circumference. Length 9.5 in [24 cm] or as desired.
Large (Men’s) – 8.5 in [21.5 cm] hand circumference. Length 11.5 in [29 in] or as desired.
Knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, Backward Loop Cast On, Kitchener Stitch. Stitches used: knit, purl, M1L, M1R, ssk, k2tog.