These mittens are done in a dense brioche rib pattern, making them thick and warm!
Choose a fingering weight yarn that you would usually knit to a tension of 30sts per 10cm, and then drop your needle size. This will prevent the rib pattern to get too loose and will ensure that mittens get really warm.
It's best to use a yarn that changes colour every few rounds in stocking stitch, such as the "exotic" and "landscape" colour schemes of Regia Design Line 4-ply.
This pattern provides detailed instructions with illustrations
32 sts = 10cm / 4" in st st
35sts = 10cm / 4" in brioche pattern
I just love knitting gloves: once you get to the fingers there are so few stitches per round, that another finger is finished in what seems no time at all - giving you a constant sense of ...
I just love knitting gloves: once you get to the fingers there are so few stitches per round, that another finger is finished in what seems no time at all - giving you a constant sense of achievement!
My knitting patterns provide very detailed instructions. Apart from the very few designs in which the two gloves/mittens are knitted exactly identical, my patterns always include instructions for both the right and the left hand glove/mitten - no struggle over creating a mirror image of the first glove! All the thinking has been done for you!
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