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ChristineGuest on craftsy.com
Attleboro, Massachusetts

Christine Guest has been designing knit and crochet items since high school, with long breaks due to carpal tunnel syndrome. She studied chemistry and mathematics at Houghton College, then married ...

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The Holly Mittens

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Holly Mittens
The Holly Mittens Peek
The Holly Mittens Holly Mittens back
The Holly Mittens Holly Mitten in pretty light

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Work with DPNs or magic loop
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cable
  • Cap a cable
  • Many increases
  • Many different decreases
  • Sewing on knit applique

Pattern Description:

I love holly leaves, the curves and points all together, the shine, the festive color no matter how cold it is. So I thought playing with tricky ring cable techniques, fancy increases and decreases to make some holly leaves on my hands would be as cheery as the holly leaves on my friend's bush.


Stockinette done in the round after blocking
7st/inch, 10 rows/inch.

Reverse stockinette done in the round after
blocking 4.5st/inch, 7 rows/inch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6.5, 7.75, 8.75, 10, 11 inches diameter at the knuckle


  • #5 dpns or long circular needle
  • cable needle
  • darning needle

Suggested yarn:

164 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220 sport

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