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Penguin Mittens

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Penguin Mittens
Penguin Mittens
Penguin Mittens
Penguin Mittens
Penguin Mittens
Penguin Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round, increase, decrease, strand yarn behind work for stranded colorwork

Pattern Description:

Where I live, mittens are needed from October through April, and occasionally brought back out again for a surprise May snowstorm. My little ones seem to be picky about what mittens they will be willing to wear, to the point of stubbornly ending up with cold, cold little hands. These stranded-knit penguins are so appealing that my youngest doesn't want to take them off even inside!


36sts/36 rows= 4 inches over colorwork

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child Large
  • Hand Circumference: 6.25 inches (16 cm) Length (palm): 5.5 inches (14 cm)


  • US 2/ 2.75 mm knitting needles

You Will Also Need:

  • waste yarn, yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

218 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Dale of Norway Heilo


1 Ball Each: White (Snohvit, 0010), [CC] Black (Sort, 0090)
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