Whitney made some. Molly too. And so I had no choice but to join in and make some of my very own wintertime mittens!
Being the last of three kids in my family, I might have a teeny, tiny bit of youngest-child syndrome. Some might even call it a fear of missing out (#FOMO). So after drooling over Whitney's elegant Gem Gloves and having a mom and daughter sew-along for Molly's Simple Felted Wool Mittens, I picked up some of Anzula's wonderfully bouncy, incredibly warm merino-cashmere Cricket and cast on.
With a hearty slip-stitch at the hemmed cuff and a perfectly rounded top, these Classic Mittens hark back to childhood days of bundling up at my mom's insistence, so anxious to slip out the door and chase after my big brothers.
Just as I used to run after my brothers, my creative eye is now on Whitney and Molly who have me inspired once more. Feel like tagging along? Get started! - Laura
k2tog [knit 2 together]: a single, right-leaning decrease. Click here for a tutorial.
ssk [slip slip knit]: a single, left-leaning decrease. Click here for a tutorial.
sskp [slip slip knit pass]: slip two stitches together as if to knit, knit one, pass two slipped stitches over knit stitch and off needle; two stitch decrease
Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.
Hem the Cuff
Fold up the cast on edge to the inside of the knit tube and align the cast on edge with the working stitches.
Use the larger double pointed needles to pick up the cast on stitches.
Work Body of Mitten
Make the Thumb Hole
For the Right Thumb Hole
For the Left Thumb Hole
Continue Body of Mitten, Right and Left
Shape Mitten Top
For X-Small Size Only
For Small (Medium, Large) Sizes
For Small Size Only
For Medium Size Only
For Large Size Only
Pick up for the Thumb